Simulations Validation Assistant


EUROCONTROL is seeking to add a Simulations Validation Assistant in the Aviation Domain to the EUROCONTROL Innovations Hub (EIH).

The role:

  • Perform and contribute to validation activities for Air Traffic Management (ATM) operational simulations related to the Innovation Programmes activities.
  • Develop validation plans including definition of validation objectives, exercise needs, experimental design and scenarios.
  • Collect data and requirements, perform analysis, and develop indicators and metrics to support the validation process of new concepts.
  • Contribute to validation platform tests and train participants on the use of the tools.
  • Participate to simulations exercises, prepare feedback's questionnaires and provide debriefs on the outcomes of exercises.
  • Assess exercises results in cooperation with subject matters experts, and formalise and consolidate these results in validation reports.
  • Participate in projects or initiatives with a view to further developing validation exercises methods and tools.
  • Carry out any other tasks in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant area (e.g. Aeronautical engineering, Computer Science, etc).
  • Internal candidates should check on the intranetto see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience in applying validation methods / approaches (EOCVM, Agile, …) and validation techniques (RTS, FTS, gaming, prototyping, etc.).
  • Experience in ATM operational concepts simulations (e.g. airspace design).
  • Experience with data visualization and BI tool (Tableau, Power BI, etc).
  • Ability to analyse data and perform statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge in Air Transport.
  • Knowledge in simulation platforms (e.g. ESCAPE, …).
  • Technical document writing and presentation skills in English.
  • As an asset:
    • Knowledge in human factors methods / approaches and human factors techniques
    • Knowledge in UI/UX research and design
  • Communication: you are able to foster two-way communication.
  • Team work: you display a collaborative approach.
  • Customer Focus: you adapt services to respond to customer needs.
  • Quality Focus: you deliver consistent quality in work.
  • Problem Solving: you know how to respond to (routine) problems as they arise by applying job knowledge.
  • 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 basic users of French at level A2 before the end of the probation period.
  • The levels relate to the Common European Framework of Referencesfor languages (CEFR).
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