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[Met-jobs] Marine Weather Forecaster - Singapore (Onshore and Offshore)

From "Tan, Rebecca" <>
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Date Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:01:18 +0800

Fugro GEOS are providers of professional, cost-effective solutions to meet the Metocean requirements of Offshore Oil Companies and their Contractors. The company is made up of a number of divisions that include consultancy services for historical information and forecasting, the manufacture, supply and installation of Metocean measurement equipment, Data processing, modeling and structural monitoring services. The company has recently embarked upon expanding its services to cater for the needs of the renewable energy industry.

Marine Weather Forecaster - Singapore (Onshore and Offshore)


This is primarily an onshore position based in our Singapore office reporting to the Forecasting Division’s Operations Manager.  At times suitably experienced forecasters may be called upon to assist in weather critical operations at a client’s offshore location for periods up to one month at a time.  The Singapore forecasting centre is one of 3 centres strategically placed to service the needs of offshore operations anywhere in the world.  Services are provided and supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as such this position requires shift work.

Job Scope:

Responsible for preparation of Marine Weather Forecasts for our clients engaged in various offshore and near shore activities.  These include operations for a wide range of weather critical activities from dredgers working near shore or in ports, oil exploration activities in harsh, remote locations and offshore construction with very fine operating limits.  Primary responsibility is for the provision of accurate and reliable forecasts by the onshore forecaster to rigs and vessels operating offshore.

Main Role:

  • Preparation of daily marine weather forecasts for numerous clients operating over a wide geographical region.  The Singapore office’s domain of responsibility extends east from India to the Pacific Ocean.  This includes both Asian and Oceania waters.
  • Maintain highest standards of marine weather forecasting by the use of up to date weather models and forecasting techniques.  Weather model interpretation and the ability to apply “local effect” to model output are all essential.
  • Assist the offshore operators in all aspects of meteorology and oceanography in relation to anticipated changes in weather and sea conditions at specific locations and along sea routes.  A very proactive approach must undertaken to ensure the safety of their personnel working on location, for the security of their assets and to ensure full advantage can be taken of changing weather conditions.
  • Liaise with the offshore personnel on a regular basis offering clear and unambiguous opinions on weather development.  The nature of weather forecasting is such that the forecaster must be prepared to express any concerns or uncertainty in the weather forecast but have the strength of character to not to be persuaded to change their opinion if pressured.
  • A non-passive approach to weather forecasting ensuring unexpected changes in weather conditions and the onset of severe weather conditions are conveyed to the clients without delay.
  • Assist in maintaining and improving the company’s QA and HSE Management systems in relation to the provision of marine weather forecasts.



  • A formal professional qualification in meteorology
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in Marine Weather Forecasting, 3 years of which has been in supplying weather forecasting services for the oil and gas offshore industry.
  • A willingness to work at offshore locations and undergo a BOSIET course.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • A clear understanding of QHSE polices and practices
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English


  • Knowledge of winds and wave computer models
  • Previous experience working on offshore oil and gas facilities and vessels
  • Basic understanding of computer systems and networks
  • An enthusiasm to develop the science of meteorology and oceanography and to explore new techniques and methods to increase the accuracy and reliability of marine weather forecasting.
  • An active member of meteorological news groups and professional associations.


  • Well organised and able to manage varying workloads
  • Team worker
  • Able to cope and manage situations through demand spikes.
  • Decisive and willing to take responsibility
  • Willingness to be on call and work extended hours if required.


Fugro GEOS offers a dynamic team-based working environment in an exciting and developing SE Asian market, as well as the long-term potential for you to develop your skills and career.  Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicant should put down the following information in the CV:

§   Current and expecting salary

§   Reason for applying this position in Fugro GEOS Pte Ltd

§   Why do you think you are suitable for this position

§   What can you bring to Fugro GEOS if you are selected

§   References



Send your CV to Rebecca Tan, HR Manager, +65 6885 4100,


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