As a member of the CTA construction project, and later CTA operations, the CTA-North Site Manager has a key role in building up the CTA-North site organization to lead and coordinate the on-site construction and operate the observatory. Reporting to the CTA Project Manager during construction, and later to the Director of Operations during operations, the CTA-North Site Manager is the local representative of CTAO.
Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for local on-site management, construction activities, on-site science operations during the operations phase, and technical operations.
During the construction phase, the Site Manager will supervise construction activities, provide the link with the Project Office in Bologna, interface with the local project stakeholders (including the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Observatory Roque de los Muchachos, local authorities, hardware and software contributors), and ensure compliance with safety regulations. The Site Manager will participate in the hiring of and be supported by local CTAO staff, such as safety engineer, technical staff, construction supervision etc. During the operations phase, the Site Manager will be responsible for effective on-site management of science and technical operations of CTA-North. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Manage the on-site construction of the Telescope Array according to policies defined by CTAO
- Build up and manage an on-site team
- Develop and maintain a fluid, constructive and collaborative relation with IAC’s coordinator for CTA Project
- Ensure implementation of the on-site Health and Safety Plan in line with IAC’s policies and the Spanish law
- Coordinate contractors and sub-contractors and on site engineering teams for in-kind contributions on a day-to-day basis.
The CTA Project Manager, located in Bologna, during construction; the Director of Operations during operation.
Qualification and Experience:
CTAO seeks an experienced manager with a university degree in engineering, physics, astronomy, or other relevant fields. The successful candidate should possess:
- Extensive management experience in construction and/or operation of an observatory or similar facilities, preferable in an international setting
- Proven track record of leading (preferably multi-disciplinary) teams
- Excellent communication skills
- Good knowledge of English and Spanish
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to travel to the CTAO headquarters in Bologna as needed
- Knowledge in project management methodologies is desirable.
- The ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and complex project environment, to take decisions and provide leadership
- The ability to build strong and effective links locally, with the Project Office and the contributing partners
- Result-oriented work style
Remuneration and Contract:
CTAO offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive salary and fringe benefits.
La Palma, Canary Island, Spain.
Applications with a full CV and cover letter in English should be sent to email@example.com, indicating position reference “CTA-North Site Manager” and the names of three referees with contact details. We may contact the referees at the end of recruitment process, but only with your prior consent.
CTA is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.cta-observatory.org. or contact the CTA Project Manager Dr. Wolfgang Wild, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 27.07.2018