Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Officer - Evaluation and Quality Control of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-18
2. About ECMWF
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
3. Summary of the role
ECMWF is recruiting a Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Officer in the Copernicus Services Department to support the Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) function of the C3S. This function is responsible of mapping evolving user needs into viable service requirements, assessing technical and scientific quality and fitness for purpose of the C3S service and its products, and identifying gaps and research needed to improve the service. It comprises a variety of projects and activities addressing all elements of the service, i.e. the Climate Data Store and its contents, the Sectoral Information System, and Outreach and Dissemination. These projects and activities are mostly carried out by consortia of subcontracted entities engaged by ECMWF via competitive procurement.
The Senior Scientist/Senior Technical Officer will be responsible for the effective implementation of the C3S EQC function, including the scientific coordination and technical management of the related EQC procurement contracts. He or she will promote the projects within the C3S and ensure that EQC outcomes are effectively communicated to stakeholders, including the European Commission.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A3 grade, according to the scales of the Coordinated
Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £71,861.52 net of tax. This position is
assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Interviews for this position will take place in Reading, Berkshire on 28th and 29th June 2018.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensure a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities for all, without distinction as to race, gender, age, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture. We value the benefits derived from a diverse workforce and are committed to having staff that reflect the diversity of the countries that are part of our community, in an environment that nurtures equality and inclusion.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases