EASA – Meteorology Expert

European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Cologne, Germany
Closing date: 30 October 2023

Job overview
Enhance aviation safety and efficiency by leading, advising on and coordinating activities related to meteorology and the related Agency processes.

General Accountabilities

  • As the Lead Expert in Meteorology, offer expertise to the Agency’s core technical activities, especially rulemaking, oversight, standardisation, innovation, safety and data analysis.
  • Monitor aviation meteorology advancements and the influence of climate change on aviation. This contribution will be channeled through active participation in Agency and external working groups.
  • Assume the role of chairing and managing Agency meteorology-focused stakeholder groups. This responsibility encompasses aiding the identification and seamless execution of EASA processes within the domain. Accordingly, ensure the necessary coordination with other working groups and domains as required.
  • Manage related tasks (e.g. rulemaking, safety promotion, research, etc.) stipulated in the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). These tasks align with the applicable Agency procedures and related work instructions.
  • Provide domain-specific guidance, expert advice, and clarifications to ensure the effective execution and implementation of regulations by the Agency and its stakeholders.
  • Represent the Agency’s positions at related events (conferences, workshops, standardisation bodies, ICAO, etc.).

The selection process is based on the following skills and competences:

Professional skills
  • Compliance Management
  • Global and European Aviation regulatory and standardisation framework
Behavioural competences
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Drive for Results

Invitations to the shortlisted candidates are sent once the evaluation of applications is completed (this may take up to two months after expiry of the deadline to apply). Pre-selection exercises, online tests and interviews with the Selection Board usually take place remotely. If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list from which you might be considered for similar positions within EASA.