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[Met-jobs] Job vacancies - Weather Services International, UK

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:39:47 +0000


Opening for Experienced Meteorologist - Birmingham

WSI Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of WSI Corporation and a sister company 
of The Weather Channel companies including weather.com and weather.co.uk. WSI 
Europe is a leading provider of weather services to the European media, energy 
and aviation markets and to some global accounts.

To meet business growth we now have a new opportunity for a meteorologist to 
join our team in Birmingham providing forecasts to our clients. You should have 
a good level of operational forecasting experience supported by good 
theoretical knowledge of meteorology and of course a fanatical passion for 
weather.

With a degree in meteorology or a related science combined with hands-on 
forecasting experience, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to work on 
a number of tasks simultaneously and deliver forecasts to tight deadlines. You 
should combine a strong customer focus with the ability to translate the day's 
main weather features into forecast briefs. Your oral and written communication 
will therefore be excellent, good data analysis skills are essential and you 
must be familiar with using weather-related software. WSI's forecasting 
operations service our customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and so you 
must be willing to work the required shifts.

We can only consider applicants who are already qualified to work within the 
UK. Please do not apply if you would need a work permit as we will be unable to 
consider your application.

A competitive salary together with an excellent range of benefits is offered 
including pension contributions, life assurance and ill health income 
protection.

Important: All applicants must be qualified to work in the European Economic
Community and should explain how they meet this in their application.

To apply please e-mail your c.v. with a covering letter to Bill Craig at
jobs@wsieurope.com enclosing an up-to-date c.v. and details of your current 
salary

Closing date for applications is 27th January 2012


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Trainee Meteorologist
Birmingham

WSI Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of WSI Corporation, and a sister 
company of  The Weather Channel companies including weather.com and 
weather.co.uk. WSI Europe is a leading provider of weather services to the 
European media, energy and aviation markets and to some global accounts.

We have an opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic graduate to start a 
meteorology career in forecasting in our European forecast operations in 
Birmingham. Comprehensive training and mentoring will be given in WSI’s 
proprietary systems and applications, forecasting techniques and utilisation of 
WSI’s advanced forecast models and workstation technology. You will also gain 
experience by participating in daily Forecast Centre weather briefings and 
discussions involving European synoptic scale trends, model bias and expected 
developments in the short and medium term forecast periods.

You should have a good first degree or higher degree in Meteorology, in which 
you have gained a solid understanding of theoretical and practical meteorology. 
Experience in forecasting through work experience or extra-curricular 
activities is of particular interest. We certainly expect you to demonstrate a 
deep interest in weather.

You must be able to communicate and interact well both within a team 
environment and with external clients. You will be able to effectively carry 
out a number of tasks at the same time. Your data analysis and collation skills 
will be of the highest order and you will be able to prioritise and meet 
deadlines in a fast-paced operational environment.

Within WSI, forecasters work on a flexible shift pattern covering 24 hours per 
day seven days per week and you should be comfortable participating fully in a 
24 hour rotating shift pattern.

The starting salary will be £20,000 per annum with shift and overtime 
allowances paid in addition. The salary will be reviewed after successful 
completion of the six-month training period. In addition, an excellent range of 
benefits is offered including pension contributions, life assurance and ill 
health income protection.

Important: All applicants must be qualified to work in the European Economic
Community and should explain how they meet this in their application.

To apply please e-mail your c.v. with a covering letter to Bill Craig at
jobs@wsieurope.com enclosing an up-to-date c.v. and details of your current 
salary

Closing date for applications is 27th January 2012




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