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Seconded National Expert - Expert for Regulatory Affairs (ref. SN018)

Institution: SESAR Joint Undertaking
Place of employment: Brussels, Belgium
The application deadline is: 24 May. 2019

The SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research and Development) Joint Undertaking has set up a secondment procedure that aims to establish a reserve list for the SNE position of “Expert for Regulatory Affairs”. The duty station is in Brussels, Belgium where the SESAR Joint Undertaking has its headquarters and where the place of employment is.

Under the responsibility of the Chief Economist & Master Planning, the Expert for Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for the execution of the following tasks:

  • Organise Quarterly Meetings, Ad-Hoc meetings, Familiarization Workshops and Regulatory Workshops with National Authorities and with EASA;
  • Organise the participation of National Authorities and EASA in Validation Exercises;
  • Ensure coordination with the Program Managers in the execution of the regulatory related tasks; Support the maintenance of the overall standardization and regulatory roadmap for SESAR, ensuring a close connection between the European Plan for Aviation Safety(EPAS) and the European ATM Master Plan;
  • Contribute to deliverable assessments when affected by relevant regulatory recommendations;
  • Contribute to specific mandates given by the European Commission to the SESAR Joint Undertaking in support of the SES (such as but not limited to the preparation of common projects);
  • Contribute to the preparation of meetings in institutional, regulatory or standardization bodies, such as but not limited to:
    • The Single Sky Committee;
    • The Eurocontrol Provisional Council;
    • The EASA ATM ANS TeB on Air Traffic Management/Air Navigation Services ;
    • The NSA Coordination Platform;
    • The coordination meetings with the EC and EASA.


Seconded National Experts will be considered for the selection phase on the basis of the following criteria to be fulfilled by the deadline for submission of applications.

Minimum Qualifications Required
A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is at least three years.

Minimum Professional experience Required
A professional experience of at least 3 years gained after obtaining the minimum qualifications.

Language Skills Required
The main working language in the field of Air Traffic Management is English. Candidates must therefore have a thorough knowledge of both spoken and written English with a satisfactory knowledge of at least one other official language of the European Union to the extent necessary for the performance of the above mentioned duties.

In addition in order to be eligible, the candidate must:

  • Be a national of a Member State of the European Union;
  • Have fulfilled any obligation imposed by the laws on military service;
  • Be entitled to full rights as citizen1;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

For further information including selection and application procedure, please refer to the attached vacancy notice.

Applicants must send their applications only through the Permanent Representations to the EU of the country from which they are nationals.

Austrian applicants are invited to submit their application documents to the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, preferably in English - Europa CV (, letter of motivation (1 page and signed) and Declaration of Honor (signed) and the agreement of the respective employer - until May 24, 2019 to The European CV must specify the exact name of the post (title + ref. SN018). ONLY those applications, which are submitted by the Permanent Representation, will be considered.

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