ECMWF – Graduate Environmental Data Analyst – Copernicus Emergency Management Service

ECMWF, Shinfield Park, Reading, UK
Closing date: 7 November 2019

This position is a data handling support role in the Climate Data Store Team within the Copernicus Production Section of the Forecast Department. The team is responsible for the development of workflows and tools to integrate climate and environmental data (reanalysis and forecasts) within the Copernicus Climate Change Service C3S ‘Climate Data Store’ (CDS) infrastructure (

The CDS is the cornerstone of the C3S infrastructure. It contributes to the provision of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs), climate reanalyses, projections and indicators at temporal and spatial scales relevant to adaptation and mitigation strategies for various sectoral and societal benefit areas. The infrastructure progressively supports the provision of CAMS and CEMS datasets.

The role of the Graduate Environmental Data Analyst is to develop software applications and workflows that help handling observed and forecasted environmental data and forecast products, including code to be integrated in the CEMS-CDS Toolbox. It will provide hands-on experience with hydro-climate data and tools using a cutting-edge technical infrastructure, and an opportunity to work with colleagues in a science driven, highly reputable international organisation.

Main duties and key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the governance of the CEMS datasets, including documents for CEMS products and services (e.g. methods description published on the Web Information Services, metadata descriptions for CDS-CEMS etc…)
  • Responsible for updating the CDS-CEMS catalogue, which includes integrating new datasets and implementing any necessary updates required
  • Developing, maintaining and continuously improving the relevant operational tools within the team’s areas of activities regarding CEMS data handling
  • Working with the CEMS data providers on integrating their data sets into the CDS-CEMS catalogue
  • Interacting on technical matters between the different partners working with the CDS
  • Other similar duties as assigned from time to time

Grade remuneration
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A1 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £46,353.96 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PS as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at, including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.

Starting date: As soon as possible.
Length of contract: Until 31 August 2021, with the possibility of further contract subject to funding.


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