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“

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

 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

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
Please use the keyword „Project Manager Earth Observation / Copernicus Services 2019“ in the header of your e-mail.
Contact: Ulla Weingart
phone.: +49 (0) 89 12 15 28-0
Arnulfstr. 199 • 80634 Munich •