Simulator Assistant


EUROCONTROL is seeking to add a Simulator Assistant to its ATM Training team at the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre.

The role:

  • Collect, analyse, filter, and collate all data required for the creation of simulation exercises in line with requirements.
  • Design and prepare courses and training material (including computer-based training and simulation exercises) in line with course objectives.
  • Provide classroom tuition and simulator-based instructionto customers or other training staff.
  • Test new or modified simulation exercises in collaboration with all parties involved (i.e., OJT
  • Instructors, simulator pilots, etc.), and adapt them as necessary based on the customer requirements.
  • Prepare and conduct examinations in order to assess if the understanding and skills of students are in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide first-line technical support for the simulator’s platform, troubleshoot the possible cause of the issues, escalate to higher technical support if necessary, and coordinate the maintenance activities with the relevant teams.
  • Act as a focal point for the continuous running of classroom training and simulation exercises, and ensure the timely availability of classrooms, training platforms, and supporting documentation.
  • In coordination with supervisors (course-, simulator-), oversee the daily activities of simulator pilots, covering for sickness absences and adapting the daily plan accordingly.
  • Prepare the simulator infrastructure for systems testing or validation of the online systems.
  • Participate in projects or workgroups requiring training input or output, including simulations, with a view to achieving operational improvements.
  • Carry out any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant area (Aeronautical engineering, Computer Science, etc.)
  • Internal candidates should check on the intranet to see what level of in-house experience is
  • considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience.
  • Experience with the development of airspace simulations.
  • Experience with the airspace simulations platforms.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ATC/ATM domain
  • Experience in giving classroom courses would be considered an advantage.
  • Communication (L2): You foster two-way communication.
  • Teamwork (L2): You are able to foster teamwork.
  • Planning and Organising (L2): You are able to plan ahead and adapt as required.
  • Quality Focus (L2): You adapt services to respond to customer needs.
  • Analytical Thinking (L2): You analyse information and you are able to identify relationships.
  • Physical aptitude to work in shift.
  • Awareness of social impact of shift work and adaptability to shift work.
  • Commitment to undertake shift work (until 11 PM from Monday to Saturday, Sunday when needed)
  • Staff working in shift, on-call or on standby will receive allowances pursuant to the applicable legal provisions in the Staff Regulations (Ref. Article 56 of the Staff Regulations).
  • 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 levels relate to the Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR).
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