CNS Service Expert
May 11, 2023

CNS Service Expert - F/M

ESSP, a private company with 7 major European Air Navigation Service Providers as shareholders, manages the operation and supports the adoption of the European Satellite Based Augmentation System to GPS: EGNOS.

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The adoption of this service is rapidly growing given it allows correcting the GPS signal and offers enhanced features with accurate positioning and integrity within safety-of-life services context such as public transportation.

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If you have a good technical background with proficiency in data link services and applications and have at least 6 years of experience in aeronautical communications, then this position is for you!

By joining us, you will lead technical activities focused on Service Provision in the on-going projects (i.e: Satellite Communications/IRIS) and activities linked to CNS (Communication Navigation Surveillance) Services.

Main responsibilities/activities:

- Technical lead and expertise in all activities and deliveries related to CNS Services (e.g. data link communications), mainly to:

o Technical arcquitecture definition;

o Definition of service modelling and concept of operations characterization based on applicable regulatory framework and standards;

o Lead on technical studies and assessments of different technologies (SATCOM/IRIS ESA Program, VHF DataLink Mode 2(VDLm2)), state of the art for CNS;

o Service provision requirements definition;

o Contribution to business case activities;

o Support to service provison of CNS services;

o Lead Pre-Operational Service validation test campaing.

- Lead technical meetings related to CNS projects;

- Participation to international fora related to CNS (i.e:Eurocontrol, SESAR,etc.), gathering customer needs and/or providing guidances in the corresponding field;

- Report on CNS projects highlighting the current status of activities, next steps, issues/risks identified;

- Technical lead for identification/preparation of potential tenders for CNS in line with ESSP strategy.


- Good capacity of analysis, synthesis and reporting

- Team player spirit

- Ability to assume responsibilities, proactiveness/initiative

- Deep knowledge in Communication Navigation Surveillance /Air Traffic Management technologies, especially focused on datalink technologies (Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), VDL Mode 2, SATCOM-IRIS, Aeronautical Telecommunication Network such as ATN/OSI and ATN IPS)

- Good understanding of European regulation (such as, but not limited to, Single European Sky regulatory framework and EASA regulation) as well as applicable standards (ICAO, EUROCAE, RTCA, ARINC…)

- Deep understanding of datalink communication services supporting ACARS-based applications, ATN-B1, ATS-B2 & ATS-B3

Other preferable skills:

-Understanding of satellite-based controller/pilot datalink supporting ATM communications

- Good understanding of ICAO Aviation System Block Upgrade and Global Air Navigation Plan

- Knowledge of datalink avionics

- Background in key relevant CNS fora (Eurocontrol, Eurocae, SESAR, others.)

Job Requirements:

Language: English (C1) – CEFR and Spanish (desirable)

Engineering degree or equivalent

Minimum 6 years of experience in aeronautical communications, with especial focus in data link (DLS) services and applications, and/or satellite technologies (SATCOM/IRIS ESA Program).

Experience in international and multi-stakeholder projects

Available for regular travels mainly in Europe

Subject to constraints of minimum presence during normal vacation periods (July/August, Christmas, February, Easter).

Subject to on-call duty during weekends and bank holidays (nights not concerned)

Human Resources information:
- 1st interview is held by the direct manager of the position you applied for (technical interview)
- 2nd interview is held by HR department

Element of package of remuneration:
Variable: bonuses based on objectives
- Teleworking: up to 3 days/week
- Health insurance, Life Insurance
- Saving plan
- Tickets Restaurant
- Sustainable Mobility Package: Home/Office travels reimbursement if car sharing or bicycling
- 29 holidays (for full time year)

Please send your application file only by e-mail to the following address:

Job Location: Madrid (Spain)

Type of Contract: Full time / Permanent

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