Copernicus Principal Expert

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ECMWF has an exciting new position as Copernicus Principal Expert, who will report to the Director of Copernicus Services and will be delegated to the Directorate-General Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) of the European Commission in the Earth Observation Unit.

The main function of the ECMWF Copernicus Principal Expert will be to support the operational implementation, monitoring and evolution of the Copernicus Services, with a focus on the interactions between ECMWF and the Copernicus programme of the European Commission.

They will provide strategic and technical support to the European Commission and facilitate access to independent expertise and knowledge as critical input to the evolution of the Copernicus Programme, especially in the scientific/technical areas covered by the Copernicus Services managed by ECMWF.

Strong communication skills and excellent stakeholder management skills are essential in this role as is the ability to build trust and strong internal and external relations.