We are looking for an Earth Observation Application Support Engineer (E3) to join our Ajilon Technology Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in Harwell, United Kingdom
Ajilon Technology Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more than 30 years’ experience providing aerospace Engineers to our key partners in The Netherlands. Ajilon is a long-standing business partner of the European Space Agency (ESA), with more than 100 employees recruited from across Europe currently supporting ESA’s activities.
Specific tasks to be performed:
The main responsibilities of the post are to expand the awareness, utilisation and scientific impact of EO data for climate research and applications. The incumbent shall maximise the contribution of European Earth Observation science (including ESA’s flagship programme on climate science, the Climate Change Initiative) to future IPCC assessments and reports, and support and inform the implementation of global policy decisions taken at COP21 in Paris, December 2015.
In their capacity, the incumbent shall be responsible for ensuring effectively delivery of the Climate Change Initiative’s knowledge exchange strategy as well as providing support and advice on knowledge exchange in order to encourage the use of Climate Office knowledge and results by business, public and civil society, with the final objective to influence policy and practices.
The post holder reports to the Head of the ESA Climate Office of the Science, Exploitation and Climate Department. The incumbent’s tasks will include:
Establishing a dialogue with specialised user communities from the scientific, public, policy and educational sectors, analysing their needs for satellite-based observations of the climate system, and assessing their feedback;
Communicating the work of ESA that is relevant for climate user communities, including but not limited to: research and write online articles, create and plan content for social media, and analyse web and social media statistics;
Exploring and developing innovative ways of communicating and delivering learning on EO climate topics. This includes using data visualisation, investigating classrooms and workshops to distance and online education.
Organising events, workshops, conferences, in line with the goal of expanding awareness, utilisation and scientific impact of EO data for climate research and applications;
Maintaining links and ensuring coherence with relevant activities of Member States and international partner organisations;
Contributing to the Agency's public communications on EO.
To successfully perform the above mentioned tasks, the following background / experience is required:
A PhD preferably in Earth Science, or other appropriate scientific fields, and have a deep understanding of climate change science.
Good knowledge of the international climate community and policy decisions.
A track record of communication of scientific concepts with diverse audiences.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and within a team.
Website content management experience and website analysis skills.
Excellent organisational and planning skills.
Experience with basic computer software such as Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
Ability to multi-task and prioritise workloads.
Particular importance will be attached to a candidate’s personal scientific ability and credibility amongst their peers, as well as flexibility and adaptability. The candidate should be capable of working effectively in a team with minimum supervision and have excellent communication and presentation skills.
The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these two languages is required. The knowledge of another member-state language is an asset.
Experience with design software such as Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.
Familiarity with integrating outreach activity within an ESA member state
National Curriculum in schools.
An interest in data visualisation.
The European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT) is ESA’s new facility in the United Kingdom. It is based at the Harwell Science, Innovation and Business Campus in Oxfordshire.
ECSAT is the most recent addition to ESA’s operational sites across Europe. First opened in 2009, ECSAT will be developed by ESA following agreements reached between the UK and ESA in November 2012. ECSAT will support activities related to telecommunications, integrated applications, climate change, technology and science.
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 25/08/2017