|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 20 May 2014 08:32:07 +0000|
Link to vacancy on the Met Office careers website: https://iframe.recruitmentplatform.com/met_office/external/details.html?nPostingID=257&nPostingTargetID=489&option=52&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q5JFK026203F3VBQB79LO8NXG&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=metext Weather Impacts Consultant Location Exeter HQ Contract type Permanent Salary range 21675.00 - 35040.00 GBP per Year Opening date 13-05-2014 Closing date 06-06-2014 [mologo.jpg] Salary Information £21,675 and for exceptional candidates up to £35,040 + competitive benefits, including Civil Service pension. Background Weather Analytics provide services to meet the needs of customers for expert advice on the impacts of weather on policy, business and the environment across all Met Office customer sectors. This is achieved either directly or by supplying our specialist analytics skills to other teams operating in the Applied Weather Science Deputy Directorate. The team develops and utilises tools based upon established science undertaken inside and outside the Met Office, and as such the team provides a bridge between scientific research and customer-facing areas of the Office. In particular the Weather Analytics team hold and utilise a thorough knowledge of the Met Office observational databases and its derivations to ensure that these data are used appropriately. A proportion of the team’s work involves carrying out weather sensitivity studies to identify links between weather data and customer statistics, and thereby forms the basis for valued-added future forecast services. Other work covers undertaking post-event analyses, developing design criteria and providing expert weather witness evidence. Job Purpose To deliver the application of scientific research of Weather Science: to enhance the Met Office's capability and reputation; and to improve the quality of its products, predictions or advice to all Met Office customer sectors. Job Responsibilities To apply scientific knowledge developed across Weather Science in the delivery of weather analytics services to all market sectors. To carry out analytical activity, under the guidance of more senior staff, that meets customer needs using appropriate methods, maintaining scientific integrity within time and cost constraints. To contribute to the presentation of analytical results to customers. This involves supplying and explaining material for inclusion in reports and presentations. To embrace training and development opportunities. To pull through weather relationships into ongoing customer services: using model output for planning, forecasting and contextualising purposes. To maintain a knowledge and skill set appropriate for servicing hydrometeroological customer enquiries in particular. Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities 1. Degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject or equivalent experience. 2. An ability to think through physical problems from first principles and rationalise statistical relationships. 3. Experience of processing data within a computer application (e.g. Excel or R) to derive key statistics. 4. Evidence of good planning and organisational skills utilised to meet deadlines. 5. Engaging and confident verbal communication skills. 6. Evidence of having a customer focused work ethic. Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities 1. Experience in pulling through research to customer services. 2. Experience in using GIS, SQL, R, Matlab, SPSS or IDL to analyse and present data. 3. Python programming experience. 3. Training in hydrology or meteorology. 4. Enthusiasm for studying the impact of weather on human activities.
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