Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Programme Scientist


Europe's Meteorological Satellite Agency (EUMETSAT) is looking for an established scientist with a background in atmospheric remote sensing, radiative transfer, and physics to join the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Programme team.

The innovative MTG programme ensures continuity of the vital service from geostationary orbit and for the first time adds observations from infrared and ultraviolet/visible sounding instruments.

The new programme calls for a flexible and experienced scientist, willing to provide scientific leadership and support to the EUMETSAT MTG programme. Also, the successful candidate will lead a dedicated team of scientists and be required to coordinate scientific support to the development of the MTG system. You will also represent EUMETSAT at international events and liaise with the scientific community as required.

You should ideally have skills/experience in each of the following areas:

  • Extensive background in remote sensing of meteorological products, atmospheric radiative transfer and physics;
  • Proven experience of management of interactions between engineers and scientists involved in the development of software-intensive systems driven by user requirements, performance objectives and cost and schedule constraints
  • Proven experience of leading science teams, developing people, managing performance and ensuring the long-term availability of business critical skills;
  • At least 5 years experience in satellite data processing, retrieval of geophysi-cal/meteorological products and assessment of data product quality;
  • Demonstrable success in defining, implementing, and supervising work on operational satellite-based meteorological products;
  • Experience liaising and working with external partner organisations and working groups;
  • Resilient self-starter, with the ability to be flexible;
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills, and strength in written analysis, synthesis and presentation.

All applicants must be EUMETSAT member state nationals with a good working knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written.

published: 26 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.