{CLOSED} Climate Expert Services Engineer (one post) [ref:JADE/18/COP/CLEXPSRV-18_216437]

[REF: JADE/18/COP/CLEXPSRV-18_216437]

JADE Aerospace is looking for a Climate Expert a team for  a consultancy service to the EUMETSAT Process Assurance and Management Support Division of the Technical and Scientific Support Department supporting the Chair of the CEOS/CGMS Working Group Climate.
The work will be performed in close collaboration with the members of the CEOS/CGMS Working Group Climate, representatives of other space agencies providing inputs to the ECV Inventory, and international teams that support the gap analysis work.

Profile of the Candidate (Managerial and Scientific Support)

Knowledge and experience with the following is considered essential :

  • University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with the experience and skills specified hereafter
  • Proficient English
  • Good understanding of satellite remote sensing related to climate including the GCOS framework of Essential Climate Variables
  • Familiarity with the activities of the CEOS/CGMS Working Group Climate and its ECV Inventory
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to analyse complex processes
  • Demonstrable experience in active participation in/coordination of international projects
  • Experience in consolidating, compiling and editing complex technical reports.

Job description


  • Quality control and achievement of scientific and technical correctness and consistency of the updates to the ECV Inventory interacting with data providers worldwide. This includes the development of a regular update mechanism for the inventory content incorporating inputs from the data providers
  • Assessment of the ECV Inventory readiness for the gap analysis process
  • Coordination of and participati in inventory and gap analysis activities of the Working Group Climate ensuring full awareness within the gap analysis team of the required documentation outputs from the gap analysis and schedules
  • Analysis of results of the gap analysis for specific priority areas considering ECV interrelationships
  • Compilation of the gap analysis results
  • Provision of support to the generation of a coordinated action plan to address gaps, improvement opportunities, etc
  • Cross-fertilisation/promotion of gap analysis best practices amongst the expert teams supporting the gap analysis
  • Improvements of the Working Group Climate web page and input to technical improvements of the ECV Inventory
  • Compilation of technical notes and presentations to the CEOS/CGMS WG Climate
  • Attendance at meetings of the Joint CEOS/CGMS Working Group Climate including responsibility for minutes of such meetings.

For Applications: Please send your updated CV (in Europass format) at jobs@jade-aerospace.eu