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ATFCM Concepts Evolution Expert

Brussels (Belgium)

  • Organization: EUROCONTROL - Supporting European Aviation
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Grade: AD-5-6-7-8, Open to citizens of ECTL's 41 Member States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-27

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  • Function title: ATFCM Concepts Evolution Expert
  • Reference: NOC-NM-2021-AD/392
  • Location: Brussels - Information about living in Brussels
  • Nature of competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Staff regulations governing officials of the EUROCONTROL Agency
  • Grades for publication: AD5-6-7-8 - Check salary simulations for the basic grade
  • Type of post: Administrator (AD5-AD12 )
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Duration of appointment: 5 Year (s)
  • Security clearance: Personal Security Clearance may be required in accordance with the relevant ECTL security policies.
  • Directorate/Service: NMD/ACD/PCI - Project Coordination & Implementation Unit
  • Competition publication date: 16/12/2021
  • Competition closing date: 27/01/2022 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Reserve list: Applicable - See details in the "Useful information" section

Your team

Within the Network Management Directorate , the "Project Coordination and Implementation" service leads the Network Manager (NM) strategic projects, including the contributions to SESAR and the interfaces with the related SESAR deployment projects. The service also manages interactions with stakeholders on strategic projects.

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Lead NM implementation (sub) projects relating to ATFCM or act as project coordinator, as required.
  • Contribute to the development of ATFCM operational concepts, related developments and implementation roadmaps.
  • Coordinate within NM the various ATFCM developments to ensure consistency with the strategic direction of NM and network operations in general (ref. Network Strategy Plan).
  • Participate to NM implementation projects and provide operational and/or systems expertise on ATFCM & ATC interrelated operational requirements and strategic European needs.
  • Consult with internal and external stakeholders to identify operational user requirements for NM service improvements, in particular with regards to ATFCM and related developments.
  • Share expertise and contribute to relevant ATFCM SESAR deployment projects and SESAR R&D work packages.
  • Advise on the need for specific ATFCM related NM developments in line with the strategic evolution and performance targets.
  • Provide input to update the Network Strategy Plan and Network Operations Plan based on internal and external developments.
  • Carry out any other tasks in line with the main purpose of this job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Completed university studies of 3 years (e.g. Bachelor’s degree).
  • 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 3 years’ relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in air traffic management.
  • Knowledge of ATM systems.
  • Knowledge of operational and technical ATM evolutions.
  • Understanding of the European ATM network and the functions of the Network Manager.
  • Understanding of ATFCM.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Analytical thinking: Analyses information and identifies relationships. 
  • Influencing: Tailors style and approach to impact others.
  • Strategic focus: Aligns action to strategy.
  • Networking: Maintains and expands effective networks.
  • Planning & Organising: Plans ahead and adapts 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, 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/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 for languages (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 in the function group and to the type of post indicated in the vacancy notice, or, if a group of grades has been published, in principle at the basic grade.
  • 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 the web page:
  • EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. 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 read the tips on how to apply. Item 1 includes information on the EUROCONTROL competency models (technical & behavioural) – Candidates should refer to the behavioural competency model to know the behaviours expected for the different levels.
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