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[Met-jobs] Meteorological Forecasters and NWP Specialist

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:25:39 +0000

Meteorological Forecasters and NWP SPECIALIST 

GAL Weather Service, a pioneer company in Aviation logistics located in UAE, is 
seeking for the following two positions, an intelligent, motivated and 
qualified Meteorological Forecaster and NWP Specialist. The successful 
applicants will join our team of dedicated professionals, monitoring the 
weather and producing forecasts and warnings for aviation, marine interests and 
the general public. GAL Weather Service is a 24/7 operation and applicants must 
be prepared to work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and public 
holidays (weather forecaster only). 

The successful candidate will possess the following skills; qualifications and 
experience: 
For weather forecaster:
* Either a recognized Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with 3 year 
operational experience as a forecaster or, a recognized Bachelor of Science in 
Mathematics or Science with 5 years forecasting experience in an operational 
environment. Alternatively, ten years of forecasting experience in an 
operational environment 
* Certified as having completed aeronautical forecaster training approved by   
the World Meteorological Organization is a must. 
* Have a strong desire to continuously improve skills and knowledge 
* Excellent presentation; public speaking and written communication skills
* A strong sense of loyalty, motivation, dedication and a high degree of 
commitment and interest/passion for weather. 
* The ability to balance team work with the ability to work independently
* A demonstrated ability to make rapid and effective decisions in reaction to 
changing weather patterns as well as the ability to react calmly and priorities 
effectively during periods of high activity and workload 
* Prior Middle Eastern weather forecasting experience is an asset
* A level of comfort and professionalism when dealing with clients at all 
levels including the general public.

For NWP Specialist:
Needed Profile for Numerical Weather Prediction SPECIALIST 
1.      Excellent knowledge of LINUX/UNIX (Either for  System Administration 
and for Normal Usage) 
2.      Excellent knowledge of Fortran 90 / C /C++. Fortran 90 is mandatory.
3.      Very Good knowledge in one or more of the following graphics software:
a.      GRADS
b.      NCAR/CNL
c.      METVIEW
4.      Good knowledge in HTML, JAVA, JAVASCRIPT, PHP
5.      Good knowledge in ORACLE, SQL or equivalent.
6.      Should have experience in dealing with the following format:
a.      WMO GRIB1, GRIB2
b.      NETCDF
c.      WMO BUFR
7.      Should have experience in dealing in GIS systems as a user and/or a 
programmer (Google maps, Open Layer, WMS). Should also have some skills in 
images processing.
8.      Have good skills in statistics, time series handling and objective 
verification.
9.      Have some notions about Meteorology, Climatology and weather 
forecasting.
Salary and benefits:
Depending upon the qualification and experience and according to the company 
payroll policy
If you are interested in one of the above mentioned positions and meet the 
criteria as outlined, please apply in confidence BEFORE MAY 15th 2016 by email 
to: dafra@afmet.ae In the Subject line, please type: 2016 Forecaster Position** 
 OR
                                      2016 NWP SPECIALEST POSITION**   
                                      For inquiries, call +97125851832. 




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