ATM Performance Specialist (European ATM Master Plan)

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  • Function title: ATM Performance Specialist (European ATM Master Plan)
  • Reference: NOC-EG-2024-FGIV/760
  • Location: Brussels
  • The selected candidate must reside either at this location or within a reasonable proximity that allows for the satisfactory execution of their dutiesInformation about living in Brussels
  • Nature of the competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL
  • Function group: Function group IV
  • Job level: 16-18 – Check salary simulations for the basic grade
  • Generic post: Project Manager/Specialist
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Duration of engagement: 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: EGSD/PCS/MPA – Master Plan & Architecture Unit
  • Working arrangement: Hybrid work (A blend of onsite and remote work). Please note that EUROCONTROL does not offer full-time remote working arrangements.
  • Competition publication date: 29/02/2024
  • Competition closing date: 28/03/2024 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Reserve list: Applicable – See details in the “Useful information” section

Your team

Within the The European Green Sky Directorate, the Master Plan & Architecture team supports European aviation in making strategic decisions for the transformation of ATM. We operate in close collaboration with all ATM stakeholders (SJU, air navigation service providers, airports, airspace users, the Network Manager, SDM, airborne and ground industry, EASA, and standardisation organisations etc). We leverage EUROCONTROL resources (expertise, data and technology) to support decision makers in the strategic transformation of ATM (digitalisation, sustainability, drones, civil/military, CNS, artificial intelligence, etc.) and prioritise future investments.

If you are enthusiastic about driving innovation in the aviation industry, joining the team as an ATM Performance Specialist could be an exciting opportunity for you. In this role, you will play a crucial role in integrating research and innovation project outcomes to enhance ATM performance in Europe. Your focus would be on performance aspects and stakeholder engagement, helping us in shaping the future of ATM.

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Maintain the short, medium and long-term evolution of ATM performance in Europe by integrating Research and Innovation (R&I) project outcomes into a consolidated view, focussing on performance aspects and developing gap analyses of the solutions in the SESAR portfolio relative to the identified strategic ATM performance needs.
  • Contribute to maintaining the SESAR performance framework, including the methodology for consolidation of performance assessments, by revisiting key performance indicators and developing new key performance areas as needed for various ATM modernisation initiatives such U-Space and digitalisation of ATM.
  • Support various SESAR R&D projects in applying the SESAR performance framework, explaining performance framework concepts, metrics, fast-time simulations, validation concepts, etc.
  • Contribute to the maturity assessments of SESAR R&I solutions by verifying the availability and quality of relevant performance related outputs.
  • Contribute to the European ATM Master Plan maintenance activity by analysing the impact of different deployment scenarios on network-wide performance.
  • Perform ad-hoc ATM performance related strategic analyses and report on specific topics as needed.
  • Carry out any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Completed university studies of four years (e.g. Master’s degree) in a relevant area (e.g. Engineering, Operations Research, Mathematics).
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant professional experience to perform the advertised responsibilities.
  • Experience in performing ATM performance assessments.
  • Experience in performance management and data analysis related to European ATM.
  • Experience in statistical data analysis (e.g. modelling, reporting).
  • Experience in the use of statistical and data visualisation tools.
  • The following would be an advantage:
    • Experience in applying the SESAR performance framework and performance assessment.
    • Understanding of relevant ATM operational concepts and SESAR Solutions.
    • Experience in preparing, conducting and analysing complex fast-time simulations.
    • Experience in CBAs and economics
  • (Technical) drafting skills in English.
  • Effective presentation skills. Ability to present/communicate technical information to diverse audiences, including technical experts, (senior) managers, stakeholders, etc.
  • Problem Solving: You anticipate and solve business problems.
  • Analytical thinking: You analyse information and are able to identify relationships.
  • Communication: You are able to foster two-way communication.
  • Customer Focus: You adapt services to respond to customer needs.
  • Teamwork: You foster teamwork.
  • 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. The selected candidate will be required to become a basic user of French at level A2 before the end of the probation period.
    The levels relate to the European-framework-reference 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 5 Year(s) and it may be renewed up to a maximum of 9 years or converted into an undetermined contract pursuant to the provisions of the Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL. 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 engaged in principle at the basic grade of the advertised grades.
  • Candidates declared suitable who are not selected for the post will be placed on a reserve list for similar roles. The reserve list will be valid for one 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.
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