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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Earth Observation Consultant at VEGA

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 18 Oct 2011 07:33:11 +0000

The following vacancy has arisen at VEGA.

If interested in applying please email 
careers@vegaspace.com<mailto:careers@vegaspace.com>.

If you require further information, you can contact Derek Greer, Chief 
Operating Office, VEGA Space Limited: 
Derek.Greer@vegaspace.com<mailto:Derek.Greer@vegaspace.com>

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VEGA JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title
Earth Observation Consultant  [J2386]

Recruitment Contact
To apply please send CV and covering letter to 
careers@vegaspace.com<mailto:careers@vegaspace.com>

Closing Date for applications
25th November 2011

Location
Welwyn Garden City

Anticipated Job start date
Jan 2012

Duration
Permanent

Comments
A senior technical member of staff, recognised as an expert in their field and 
providing significant support in winning business

Objective
VEGA Space intends to expand its commitment to developing EO data driven 
applications and services to be applied both in the commercial domain and in 
governmental/scientific areas such a climate change.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an expert technical 
knowledge of at least one area of EO data analysis, Due to the close 
relationship between VEGA Space Ltd and our parent company, there is an 
expectation that exploitation of SAR data will be a major (but not sole) driver 
in the activity.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic senior self starter to work in close 
support to our sales team, prepare proposals, start-up and execute 
projects/studies and contribute to new and ongoing EO related services.

The candidate may be required to travel within Europe and must be willing and 
able to liaise with clients and subcontractors when needed.


Responsibilities / Duties
·         Working with the sales team to promote VEGA in the EO and SAR fields
·         Liaise with clients to fully exploit opportunities
·         Writing proposals for new work in the Earth Observation field with a 
focus on SAR, climate change and commercial services.
·         Supporting to in house SAR QC activities and evolutions when needed
·         Performance of scientific and engineering activities on studies and 
major projects.

Qualifications / Experience
·       Science based degree in physics or remote sensing
·       Post-graduate experience working with SAR data
·       Experience of working in a commercial environment

Essential Skills
·         Understanding of EO data and/or services at an expert level
·         Understanding of SAR, SAR image formation processing.
·         Understanding of EO data and EO data quality or cal/val
·         Experience in the use of SAR images and applications
·         Experience of proposal writing

Desirable Skills
  *   Experience in ESA EO actvities
  *   Experience in commercial EO activities
  *   Good appreciation of business
  *   Experience of EO related to climate change monitoring or long term data 
preservation.

Qualities
Innovator, team player and comfortable working in an international environment.
Enthusiastic self starter.
Must be willing and able to travel within Europe

Further Details
All roles within VEGA Space are advertised for a minimum of one month to ensure 
maximum visibility to potential candidates. However, if a successful candidate 
is found before the advert expires the role will be closed. We would therefore 
advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Benefits
Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including holiday, 
life assurance and a contributory pension scheme are offered to the successful 
candidate

Security
In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible 
to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required 
from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the 
nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo 
stringent reference and identity checks.




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