ATM Validation Specialist Job at EUROCONTROL – Supporting European Aviation – in Brétigny-sur-Orge (91)

Function title: ATM Validation Specialist

Reference: NOC-DE-2021-FGIV/376

Location: Brétigny-sur-Orge – Information about living in Brétigny-sur-Orge

Nature of the competition: Internal and external competition

Applicable regulations: Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL

Grades: AC 13/15 – Check salary simulations for the basic grade

Generic post: Junior Specialist (FG-IV) (13/15 )

Duration: 3 Year (s)

Security clearance: None required

Directorate/Service: DECMA/INO/NET – Network Management Unit

Competition publication date: 25/11/2021

Competition closing date: 06/01/2022 (23:59 Brussels time)

Reserve list: Applicable – See details in the “Useful information” section

Your team

Within the Directorate European Civil-Military Aviation , the “Network Management” service delivers the Agency contribution to the SESAR Work Programme. Its scope covers all Agency research and development activities related to the evolution of the Network Management function and the Flight/Wing Operations Centres.

Your role

Your role will be to:
Contribute to the capture of stakeholders’ needs, high-level validation objectives, key performance areas and validation techniques.

Contribute to validation activities, in particular determine the validation needs of exercises, produce validation plans, prepare required material – performing testing and verification.

Contribute to the definition of requirements for the configuration, operation and evolution of validation platforms.

Perform specific assessments through analytical modelling, data analysis and fast-time simulation.

Contribute to post-experiment analysis work and to the development of validation reports (i.e. performance assessments, cost-benefit analyses).

Develop and maintain effective networking with relevant actors and industry partners.

Lead/or participate to projects, working groups and studies.

Carry out any other tasks in line with the main purpose of the job.

Depending on the previous experience and technical competencies, the role may include also the following or other additional responsibilities:

Mentor and support the more junior validation practitioners.

Delegate appropriate tasks to more junior validation practitioners and monitor the progress to ensure the successful completion of validation projects.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

Completed university studies of 4 years. A diploma in science, engineering, applied mathematics coupled with an Aviation/Air Traffic Management would be considered an asset.

Minimum 1 year of relevant working experience.

Experience in validation activities (i.e. validation plan design, execution of exercises and experiments, use of validation tools, production of validation reports, etc.).

Experience or knowledge in ATM Research & Development, data analytics, statistical analysis, modelling, algorithm design and software development/scripting.

Knowledge of Air Traffic Management, specifically Network Management Operations (Airspace Management and ATFCM).

Knowledge of validation methodology (e.g. E-OCVM) and experimental design.

As an asset:
o Understanding of SESAR Concept of Operations, in particular for Network Operations, airspace management, integration of airspace users and airports.

o Knowledge of machine learning techniques and toolkits.

o Technical drafting skills

The role with additional responsibilities also requires:

  • Experience in leading validation projects.
  • Supervisory and mentoring experience or skills.

Analytical Thinking: analyses information and identifies relationships.

Creativity and innovation: applies new approaches.

Communication: fosters two-way communication.

Networking: identifies sources of information and develops trusting relationships.

Planning and organising: Plans ahead and adapt as required.

The role with additional responsibilities also requires:

  • Planning & Organising: Applies planning principles to achieve business objectives.

Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment.

Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency, i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach.

The working languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular job, candidates must be proficient users of English at level C1/C2. The selected candidate will be required to become at least a basic user of French at level A1/A2 before the end of the probation period.

The levels relate to the Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR).

Useful information

Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only.

The selected candidate will be offered a contract of 3 Year (s) pursuant to the provisions of the Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL. The contract may be renewed. Before being established in the post, he/she will be requested to provide certified copies of his/her degrees and successfully serve a probationary period of 9 months.

The successful candidate shall be appointed in principle at the basic grade of the advertised grades.

In case of reserve list: Suitable candidates, however not selected to fill the post, will be placed on a reserve list for similar functions. The period of validity of reserve list is 1 year from the closing date of applications.

Information on salary and benefits can be found on the web page: http://jobs.eurocontrol.int/what-we-offer

EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, marital or parental status and sexual orientation.

In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from the under-represented diversity characteristics.

Candidates should go to our Jobs website and read the tips on how to apply. Item 1 includes information on the EUROCONTROL competency models (technical & behavioural) – Candidates should refer to the behavioural competency model to know the behaviours expected for the different levels.

About the Company

Company: EUROCONTROL – Supporting European Aviation –

Company Location:  Brétigny-sur-Orge (91)

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