ATM Modernisation – Planning & Monitoring Expert

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  • Function title: ATM Modernisation – Planning & Monitoring Expert
  • Reference: NM-NOC-2023-AD/586
  • Location: Brussels – Information about living in Brussels
  • Nature of competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Staff regulations governing officials of the EUROCONTROL Agency
  • Type of post: Administrator
  • Job level: AD6-AD9 – Check salary simulations for the basic grade
  • Generic job title: Expert
  • Number of posts: 2
  • Duration of appointment: 5 Year(s) – extension or conversion of the contract is possible – see “Useful information” section
  • Security clearance: Security vetting may be required in accordance with the relevant EUROCONTROL security policies
  • Directorate/Service: NMD/INF/PAS – Planning & Support Unit
  • Working arrangement: Hybrid work (remote and onsite)
  • Competition publication date: 09/03/2023
  • Competition closing date: 06/04/2023 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Reserve list: Applicable – See details in the “Useful information” section

Your team

Within the Network Management Directorate, the “Infrastructure” service manages the European infrastructure deployment projects and programmes and aims at making the SES digital sky a reality. It develops, organises and provides European common services including network support services, aeronautical information services and the radio frequency function.

NM’s Planning and Support team plays an important role in helping aviation stakeholders to plan, monitor and report on the implementation of the various Air Traffic Management (ATM) improvement plans, as part of the overall modernisation and transformation of European ATM, working with a wide range of key ATM stakeholders like the EC, EU/ECAC/ICAO/EUR States and national stakeholders, EASA, the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU), the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM), etc. Please click here for more information on the work of the Planning & Support team.

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • As part of the team in charge of the production of the ATM Modernisation Plan (Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan):
    • Coordinate the proposals for new ATM modernisation implementation objectives and recommendations to modify existing ones.
    • Share the proposals for updates to implementation objectives with the appropriate (internal/external) domain expert(s) and related (internal/external) working groups and consolidate their views.
  • As part of the team in charge of the production of the ATM Modernisation Progress Report (Master Plan Level 3 Progress Report):
    • Track and monitor performance metrics and display progress of specific ATM modernisation implementation objectives in dashboards.
    • Report on the progress of individual modernisation objectives via different means (text, graphs, charts, etc.).
    • Coordinate and assess with the appropriate technical/operational experts within EUROCONTROL the implementation progress, ensure consistency with agreed objectives and planning, and consolidate progress.
  • As part of the team in charge of the production of the ICAO Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) Monitoring Report:
    • Coordinate the mapping of the ATM Modernisation Plan with the ICAO GANP (under the aegis of ICAO).
    • Coordinate the production of the ICAO GANP Monitoring Report for the entire ICAO European Region and a number of States beyond Europe (under the aegis of ICAO).
  • As part of the team in charge of the LSSIP implementation monitoring database and the collaboration platform:
    • Assist in all evolution, maintenance and improvement aspects, such as defining user requirements, providing the interface with IT development teams, performing testing, writing user manuals, etc.
  • Act as a Local Single Sky ImPlementation (LSSIP) Contact Person for a number of States; monitor and report progress of the ATM modernisation (objectives), and offer support as required by the States.
  • Operate and participate to the administration of one or more of the tools used for Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (ESSIP, LSSIP+, OLDI, NETSYS, U-Space, LSSIP MapTool) that support the data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Carry out any other tasks in line with the main purpose of the job

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Completed university studies of 4 years, ideally in an ATM related domain, or 3 years plus 1 year relevant experience.
  • Internal candidates should check on the intranetto see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience.
  • Understanding of the SESAR ATM MP and ATM Modernisation Plan & Report (Master Plan Level 3 Implementation Plan & Report).
  • Knowledge of the CP1 (European Commission Implementing Regulation).
  • Knowledge or understandingof the EUROCONTROL LSSIP process and related tools (e.g. ESSIP, LSSIP+, NETSYS, OLDI, U-Space and LSSIP MapTool).
  • Stakeholder management skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Technical writing skills in English.
  • Experience in the use of advanced functions in Excel.
  • Motivation and commitment to keep updated on developments in ATM.
  • The following would be an asset:
    • Experience in SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) reporting activities.
    • Understanding of ICAO GANP.
    • Ability to use PowerBI or related IT tools.
    • Ability to use / code in Python or similar tools.
    • Understanding of methods to develop IT improvement projects.
  • Communication: You are able to foster two-way communication.
  • Result focus: You seek to improve personal performance.
  • Networking: You know how to maintain and expand effective networks.
  • Analytical thinking: You analyse information and are able to identify relationships.
  • Planning & Organising: You know how to plan ahead and adapt as required.
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency, i.e. result-driven, readinessto 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 forlanguages (CEFR).

Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only.
  • Duration of appointment: This is an appointment for a determined period of 5 Year(s). It could be extended up to a maximum of 9 years or converted into an undetermined contract.
  • Internal candidates
    If selected, the person will keep their current type of appointment duration (undetermined or determined).
    The internal staff member with a determined contract will be offered, in principle, an appointment for 5 Year(s) with a maximum total duration of 9 years.
  • The successful candidate shall be appointed at the grade set out in this vacancy notice, or if a group of grades has been published for a job level, in principle at the basic grade of the published job level.
  • 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 our Careers site
  • EUROCONTROL is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality and diversity. In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from the under-represented diversity characteristics in order to complement diversity of teams and rebalance the workforce.
  • Candidates should go to our Careers site and read the tips on how to apply.