Within the Directorate European Civil-Military Aviation, the CNS Evolution Research Unit covers all Agency research and development activities related to Navigation; this includes the Agency’s contribution to Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Support to Deployment and Research projects requiring the expertise available in the Unit.
The successful candidate will perform the following tasks under the responsibility of their superior:
- To collect and analyse information on GNSS (Global Satellite Navigation Systems) events (RFI, spoofing, iono) coming from States, GNSS service providers, on-board systems (e.g. ADS-B data), pilot reports (EVAIR) etc.;
- To contribute to GNSS security studies by identifying and assessing threats (e.g. likelihood and severity of intentional jamming/spoofing) and define potential mitigation;
- To disseminate the relevant findings and propose mitigation to support different operational stakeholders;
- To collect and analyse GNSS data from core constellations and augmentations to assess the performance of different GNSS services (availability, continuity, integrity, service area), determine operational impact and interface with relevant stakeholders;
- To support studies relating to Alternative Positioning, Navigation and Timing (A-PNT);
- To support spectrum compatibility assessments between GNSS and other CNS or non-aeronautical systems;
- To contribute to the development of required software tools including requirements specification, acceptance testing, documentation and user support;
- To support the updating of training material and participate in delivery of training courses;
- To proactively engage with internal and external stakeholders through production and dissemination of reports, technical documents and presentation of results;
- To actively participate and share expertise in internal and external meetings;
- To perform any other task related to the main purpose of the job.
- Completed university studies of at least 3 years
- In addition to the above, minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in GNSS (industry, academic/research, regulator, ANSP or GNSS service provision). Relevant experience of more than 3 years would be considered an asset. It is desirable having experience on the use of GNSS for Performance-based Navigation (PBN) and other aviation applications.
- Expertise in the following: GNSS, including core constellations and their augmentations (ABAS, SBAS, GBAS); GNSS performance assessment; signals modulation; GNSS aviation receivers and security aspects and mitigations (e.g. authentication); radio frequency propagation and associated effects; common engineering software tools such as Matlab, Labview or similar and radio frequency measurement tools
- Understanding of standards and standardization organisations relevant to aeronautical navigation systems and spectrum
- Understanding of CNS/ATM systems including associated aircraft systems
- Communication: Fosters two-way communication
- Team work: Displays a collaborative approach
- Planning and organizing: Displays an organised and methodical approach
- Quality focus: Sets and fosters high quality standards
- Analytical thinking: Analyses information and identifies relationships
- Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
- Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviors of the Agency i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach
- The working languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular post, thorough knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of French are required.