Project Engineer (Air Transport Domain)


The EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub (EIH) is seeking to add a Project Engineer within the Air Transport Domain to its team in Brétigny-sur-Orge.

The role:

  • Lead and contribute to the development, design and validation of new Air Transport and U/ATM concepts for SESAR and other R&I projects, working groups and/or studies related to the INO Programmes activities (SESAR, Innovation, Drones and Simulations) including:o Capture stakeholders' needs, and plan and task projects development.
    • Define high-level validation objectives & techniques, and key performance areas to assess and support projects feasibility.
    • Create, review and manage requirement engineering specifications for new concepts and systems (including but not limited to operational, regulatory, safety, design, environmental and testing requirements).
    • Coordinate requirements and interfaces with stakeholders.
    • Assess data results, technical metrics, and perform trend analysis.
    • Perform assessments of projects feasibility through analytical modelling, data analysis or fast-time simulation.
    • Drafting OSED (as per ED78A), ConOps or equivalent documentation.
  • Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
  • Lead and contribute to the development/update of methods, techniques and tools to support activities.
  • Support external stakeholders with expertise on the definition of rules/standardisation on aviation aspects.
  • Train and coach junior members of the team on matters related to Air Transport and U/ATM concept development.
  • Communicate with stakeholders on activities and develop and maintain effective networking with relevant aviation actors and industry partners to ensure effective information-sharing.
  • Support to organise and participate in various aviation activities and events to promote EUROCONTROL’s contribution to relevant projects.
  • Carry out any other tasks in line with the main purpose of the job.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Completed university studies of 4 years in a relevant domain (e.g. Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, etc) or 3 years of completed university studies and 1 year of relevant experience or professional training of an equivalent level.
  • In addition to the above, a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Internal candidates should go to page check on the intranet to see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
  • Experience in articulating operational and engineering disciplines with a broad general understanding of concept design, engineering and validation methodologies.
  • Experience in concept development, design and validation of concepts in at least one of the following operational domains:o Air Traffic Management / Air Navigation Services (ATM/ANS)
    • Airports
    • Airspace Users
    • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) / Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)
  • Ability to analyse and assess operational and technological trends and identify and develop most promising approaches.
  • Technical document writing and presentation skills in English.
  • As an asset:
    • Experience in SESAR/Research and Innovation projects.
    • Experience or knowledge in agile development methodologies.
    • Knowledge in E-OCVM
    • Experience in European rulemaking and/or standardisation (e.g. EASA, EUROCAE etc.)
    • Knowledge in data analytics, statistical analysis, modelling, algorithm design and software development/scripting.
    • Experience in simulation activity
    • Knowledge in ATM/ANS provision and tooling
    • Experience of current UAS and U-space Airspace Risk Assessment methods (e.g. SORA, ARA, SAM, E-SRM)
    • Knowledge in CNS and C-UAS domain
    • Project Management skills
  • Analytical thinking: You apply a methodical approach to complex information.
  • Creativity and innovation: You apply new approaches.
  • Communication: You adapt your communication to different situations and audiences.
  • Networking: You know how to maintain and expand effective networks.
  • Team work: 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.
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