Meteorology Expert

Type of Selection:  Internal and External
Contract Type:  Temporary agent
Grade:  AD06
Section:  ED.4.2 - ATM Standards & Implementation Section
Deadline for application:  30/11/2023 at 23:59 CET
Experience Level:  Professional
Approx. number of candidates on reserve list:  5
Location:  Cologne, Germany
Monthly gross compensation (€):  6,169.72 - 6,429.00

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We therefore offer a wide range of benefits.


EASA is the leading aviation authority in Europe. A career at EASA means contributing to our vision for an ever safer and greener civil aviation. As an EASA employee, you will be making a difference to the lives of about 500 million fellow Europeans: this is our shared purpose and it could be yours, too. From our headquarters in Cologne, Germany, you will work with top experts in a multicultural work environment. Diversity and Inclusion are part of our DNA and innovation is at the heart of what we do. We ensure that aviation is safe in all phases: beginning with the certification of the aircraft to the rules for the air operation and crew. For more information about the Agency please consult our website and take a look at our organisation structure. Are you interested to contribute to our mission? Then see below what it takes to accomplish the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and non-discrimination. To further enhance the diversity of our workforce, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates. 

Job overview


Enhance aviation safety and efficiency by leading, advising on and coordinating activities related to meteorology and the related Agency processes.  

General Accountabilities


  • As the Lead Expert in Meteorology, offer expertise to the Agency's core technical activities, especially rulemaking, oversight, standardisation, innovation, safety and data analysis.
  • Monitor aviation meteorology advancements and the influence of climate change on aviation. This contribution will be channeled through active participation in Agency and external working groups.
  • Assume the role of chairing and managing Agency meteorology-focused stakeholder groups. This responsibility encompasses aiding the identification and seamless execution of EASA processes within the domain. Accordingly, ensure the necessary coordination with other working groups and domains as required.
  • Manage related tasks (e.g. rulemaking, safety promotion, research, etc.) stipulated in the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). These tasks align with the applicable Agency procedures and related work instructions.
  • Provide domain-specific guidance, expert advice, and clarifications to ensure the effective execution and implementation of regulations by the Agency and its stakeholders.
  • Represent the Agency’s positions at related events (conferences, workshops, standardisation bodies, ICAO, etc.).


The selection process is based on the following skills and competences:

Professional skills

Compliance Management
Global and European Aviation regulatory and standardisation framework

Behavioural competences

Stakeholder Orientation
Conceptual Thinking
Drive for Results



To be admitted to the selection process you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of English (at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the European Union (at least level B2) [1],
  • Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland,
  • Completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma in Meteorology, or Physics, or Mathematics or other relevant subjects in the scope of the profile,
  • Attested successful completion of a training course on atmospheric science built on the Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists (as established by WMO-No. 49, Volume I, Appendix A) [2],
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in aviation meteorological forecasting.

* This vacancy is open as well to Temporary Agents (2f) employed at EASA, in the grade bracket AD 5 - AD 9.


[1]    Mother tongue English speakers will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of a second EU language. English oral and written skills will be assessed throughout the assessment phase.

[2]    Attach a copy of completion of training course to your application.

Conditions of Employment


Contract: 5 years contract as Temporary Agent with possibility of extension (for an indefinite period) 
Working hours: 40 hrs per week (on a full-time working pattern)
Salary: Depending on work experience. Additional allowances depending on personal situation.

Application & Selection Process

How to apply

We can only accept applications that are submitted in English through our Recruiting tool. Before sending your application, make sure it is complete and contains the document(s) specified in the vacancy notice. For further information take a look at How we hire. In case of questions or technical issues, email us at Attach a description and screenshot of the error. 

To check if you are meeting the minimum education qualifications required for the job, consult the information published by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO): Examples of minimum qualifications

Important note on diplomas obtained outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Norway: If your application is found eligible on the basis of diploma(s) obtained outside these countries, we might ask you to provide proof of accreditation by one of the European Union Member States. This applies also to diplomas obtained in the UK after 31 December 2020.

Make sure you are meeting the language requirements: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and assess your language skills. Language certificates are not required at the stage of application, unless specified in the vacancy.

Selection Process

Invitations to the shortlisted candidates are sent once the evaluation of applications is completed (this may take up to two months after expiry of the deadline to apply). Pre-selection exercises, online tests and interviews with the Selection Board usually take place remotely. If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list from which you might be considered for similar positions within EASA. Learn more about our Selection and Onboarding process. Take a look also at our comprehensive information on Benefits, get to know Our people and find out what Life in Colognee is like.