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[Met-jobs] Assistant Marine Forecaster, FUGRO

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:53:28 +0000

Job Description

Fugro are the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. We provide the technical data and information required to design, construct and maintain large structures and infrastructure in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Working around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets, we employ approximately 11,000 employees in around 60 countries.


Our office in Wallingford delivers a number of key services supporting projects in both the marine and land environment.


The Weather Forecasting Department provides services and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to their clients for near shore, onshore and offshore operations across the world, and are currently looking for a suitable candidate to join the team as an Assistant Marine Forecaster.


Roles And Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Preparation of land based forecasts (Weather Consultancy Services) primarily in the UK and in North West Europe.

  • Preparation of marine weather forecasts for offshore operations after suitable in-house training under close supervision.

  • Maintain meteorological watch over all locations/areas for which forecasts are being produced.

  • Check all forecasts and initiate contact with Clients as necessary in case of severe weather threat.

  • Assisting the Manager Metocean Forecasting to  undertake climatological and hindcast studies.

  • Managing data, development of scripting and undertaking data extraction tasks.

  • Innovation services are constantly being developed and these require input from the Assistant Forecaster when not on formal watch keeping duties.


Qualifications required:

  • First or second degree in Meteorology.


Skills required:

  • Good problem solving abilities, and self-motivated.

  • Ability to manage information.

  • Ability to make sound decisions and prioritise.

  • Able to work accurately under time pressure.

  • Ability to work well within a team. 

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products is desirable.

  • Basic Matlab/scripting skills are desirable.


Experience required:

  • Experience in working to schedules and understanding a variety of weather situations around the world is essential.;

  • Prior forecasting experience in a science based environment, client facing, is desirable.

Additional Details

Benefits for this role include a competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance, 24 days annual leave, private medical insurance and a subsidised restaurant.


Please apply by submitting a CV and covering letter, indicating your anticipated salary requirements, quoting reference 2671. Closing date for applications is  Friday 24 November 2017.


Fugro GB Marine Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate only.

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