GNSS & Space Weather Engineer (F/M)

Toulouse, France, ESSP [ESSP-gnssSpaceweatherengineer]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

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.

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.


Contributes to the GNSS part of the 24/7 ICAO space weather information service: Monitoring of Space Weather (SW) situation including advisory issuance, management of Space Weather data processing.  Ensures EGNOS Signal in Space performance monitoring and degradation events recording.

Space Weather main activities:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and evolution of the space weather monitoring chain and other related software/tools.
  • Technical point of contact with space weather product providers.
  • Coordination with other members of the team, in particular for handover as a deputy of SW project manager Forecaster role:
  • Space weather situation monitoring and analysis of any potential impact in GNSS performance for aviation.
  • Exploitation of the monitoring chains results and third parties data/outputs. Advisory issuance when needed and space weather situation analysis.
  • Participation in the handover with other global centers and provision of related materials
  • Contribution to the coordination activities with other actors of the service (partners…)
  • Participation in international workshops related to space weather in particular those addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) service.

EGNOS performance monitoring main activities:

  • Monitoring of the EGNOS signal performances including the characterization of observed degradations;
  • Detection, analysis and monitoring of anomalies related to signal performance
  • Provision of technical reports addressing underperformance events or EGNOS SIS related studies.
  • Coordination with other members of the engineering team (Radio Frequency, Network…) for more accurate performance characterization and root cause identification;
  • Contribution to the development/evolution of GNSS EGNOS SIS tools to meet performance monitoring requirements.


Generic Skills:

  • Strong autonomy and rigor
  • Ability to assume responsibilities
  • Showing initiative and synthesis capabilities
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Team worker and good coordinator
  • Good level of English (B1-B2) – CEFR


Specific Skills:

  • Background on space weather and knowledge of space weather impact on signal propagation and receivers (GNSS field in particular)
  • Technical knowledge of GNSS technologies, knowledge of SBAS system and of EGNOS in particular is a plus.
  • Knowledge of space systems operations and real time service delivery.
  • Experience in software development and data processing (Matlab/Python).

Job Requirements:

  • Available for on-call duty during weekends and public holidays (daytime work, for 10 to 15 days per year)
  • Available for work starting on 06 UTC for supporting ACFJ internal handover (about 20 days per year)
  • Engineer degree or equivalent
  • 5 years of experience in in Space Weather, satellite, radio navigation and aeronautic domain

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