Engineer of Studies Meteo CDD

CNES - Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales

Engineer of Studies Meteo CDD

(18 Months)

CNES - Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales

Kourou, French Guiana

Presentation of the structure:

The CNES/CSG Weather Activity is part of the Measurement Acquisition Service; this department is in charge of the technical management and the implementation for the launches of the means constituting the following functional chains: telemetry, localization, remote control, and meteorology. He also provides system studies and analyzes for the Base Measurement system.

Responsibilities and main objectives:

Under the hierarchical responsibility of the Head of Service, and technical responsibility of the Technical Meteorological Manager, the main mission of the Holder is to conduct studies for the weather station (wind profiler measurement campaign and data mining, statistical studies and climatological reports). It also contributes to the technical management of various weather methods and to the Quality Assurance of the activity. He can also, if his qualifications in meteorology permit, make immediate forecasts as part of the current running of the station and provide operational support to the Weather Assistant of the Director of Operations during major operations of the launching base. These different allocations are detailed below:

  • STUDIES: A measurement campaign of a Doppler radar vertical wind profiles is planned at the CSG weather station. This study will compare profiles obtained by the profiler with radiosonde data as well as model analysis data. The results of this qualitative study could lead to the acquisition of such a profiler, and have a significant impact on the launch authorization decision chain. The licensee could also produce reports, using climatological data from automatic stations or weather masts of the space base;
  • TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT: The Holder provides support for the technical management of the station equipment, particularly for wind measurement systems (radiosonding system and masts) and automatic surface stations. This task includes monitoring the operation, maintenance, and evolutions. As such, the holder must acquire a system knowledge of these means and control their interfaces with external systems. He can participate in the periodic Maintenance Review Commissions and as such is in contact with the service provider. He could also develop and instruct proposals for changes or renewal of equipment (writing needs expression, participation in development reviews, revenue and qualifications, etc.) and as such is in contact with technical services of the CNES. He ensures a technological watch in certain fields related to meteorology;
  • LAUNCH OPERATIONS: The Holder may, if his qualifications permit, be responsible for meteorological assistance during launch (ARIANE 5, SOYOUZ and VEGA) in support of the Deputy Director of Operations (DDO). For the chronologies, it consists in checking the correct functioning of the means, and possibly elaborating immediate forecasts (briefings) necessary for the good progress of the operations;
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE: The Holder can participate in the evolution of the documentary repository of the activity (operational procedures in particular), the Quality Management of the activity (control of the Configuration), the formalization and the follow-up of the maintenance indicators and monitoring of supplier services.

Main internal and external interlocutors:

  • Internally: Operations Services (OP), Flight Backup (SV), Soil Backup, Environment (SE), IT Security (SSI), Telecommunications (IT), Quality (QF), Communication (COM) and Purchasing/Contracts (AJ) CNES/CSG. "Aerodynamic Environment" and "Ground Means Development" (SDS) services of CNES's Launcher Directorate. Industrial holder of the contract of MCO (Maintenance in Operational Condition);
  • Externally: Météo-France (Metropolitan France, Antilles-Guyana), the Launch Operator, the Industrial Suppliers of Weather Systems, the companies of the Space Base customers of the Weather Activity.

NECESSARY ABILITIES TO HOLD THE POST:

  • TRAINING: Engineer's degree or Master 2, with a desired meteorological component;
  • KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Good knowledge of tools and methods for analyzing data and statistics, as well as instrumental meteorological techniques (weather radar, radiosonde, etc.). Knowledge of meteorological concepts and forecasting methods, or even notions of tropical meteorology, would be a plus. Knowledge in system monitoring, and/or quality monitoring. Mastery of the usual computer tools;
  • Languages: French - English: read, written, spoken;
  • Work Experience: Experience in data analysis and participation in statistical studies would be appreciated. An experience in weather forecasting would also be a plus;
  • Personal qualities: Sense of responsibility: rigor in analysis and sound judgment. Strong adaptability, allowing to integrate into the management system in force at CNES/CSG. Autonomy and sense of organization; a taste for teamwork and great rigor in reporting.

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