Mar 08, 2019

Project Manager Earth Observation and Copernicus Services

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Project Manager Earth Observation and Copernicus Services

GAF AG is a globally operating company with leading expertise in the development of geo-information products and
services. Since its founding in 1985, the company has developed a broad geoscience portfolio. With more than 200 highly qualified employees we offer geo-data, data processing, geographic information systems, database applications, software development, consulting and project management as well as development assistance. For its headquarters in Munich GAF AG seeks a self-driven, results-oriented and highly motivated senior professional with relevant working experience for our multidisciplinary international team to support the management and further development of our Earth Observation / Copernicus project activities.

„Project Manager Earth Observation and Copernicus Services“
https://www.gaf.de/jobs/project-manager-earth-observation-and-copernicus-services

Activities envisaged to be taken over by the applicant:
 Coordination of projects and implementation of project tasks in the Earth Observation / Copernicus domain,
 in close cooperation with international partner companies/institutions and the customer(s)
 Technical and organizational interfacing with multi-disciplinary project teams and production units
 Regular reporting of project results towards the customer by means of progress reports and technical deliverables
 Support in new acquisition of upcoming Earth Observation / Copernicus opportunities
 Customer care and opportunity development
 Ready to travel, also to international destinations

What to expect:
 A job in one of Europe’s leading geo-service companies with 200+ employees
 An inspiring, informal and collaborative workplace in the heart of Bavaria
 A young team of motivated, international and interdisciplinary colleagues
 A wide range of client sectors and project scopes
 Working with some of the biggest and most innovative players in the market
 A highly professional team of colleagues with a wide range of capabilities
 Own fields of responsibility and the chance to shape your own career
 Flexible working hours within the conditions of our flexitime scheme

Requirements:
 Educational background: MSc. degree (or equivalent) in geography, GIS, remote sensing, or similar
 Minimum 5 years relevant working experience
 Proven track experience in remote sensing, digital image processing /interpretation, GIS applications and land cover/land use mapping
 Relevant experience in Copernicus Land Monitoring
 Experience in project management and task coordination
 Management of interdisciplinary and international project teams
 Very good skills in presenting project results and with the documentation of project reports
 Excellent command of English
 Good command of at least one additional language (German, French, Spanish)
 Proven good reporting and communication skills
 Autonomous and self-responsible working as well as team working skills
The following additional skills are an advantage:
 Relevant experience in other Copernicus domains
 Working experience with ESA, EC, IFI’s e.g. World Bank
 Broad previous exposure to other geo-information services
 Good command of German
 Experience in EO-based product validation / thematic accuracy assessment / geo-statistics
 Experience in project acquisition and supporting proposal management

Duration:
From earliest possible date.
Position for 2 years with an initial probation period of 6 months; option for subsequent indefinite contract.

Further details:
If you are interested in this career opportunity, please send your meaningful application including CV along with an indication of expected yearly salary to recruiting@gaf.de.
Please use the keyword „Project Manager Earth Observation / Copernicus Services 2019“ in the header of your e-mail.
Contact: Ulla Weingart
recruiting@gaf.de
phone.: +49 (0) 89 12 15 28-0
Arnulfstr. 199 • 80634 Munich • http://www.gaf.de