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[Met-jobs] MetOcean: Hydro Modeller

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Date Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:16:56 +0000

Hydrodynamic Modelling - Physical Oceanographer

We are currently seeking a talented Hydrodynamic Modeller to join our Research and Development team. MetOcean Solutions is a science-based consultancy and forecast supplier providing specialist numerical modelling and analytical solutions in meteorology and oceanography. As a division of New Zealand’s MetService, MetOcean has the mission to provide accurate and timely national operational ocean forecasts. With offices across New Zealand (Auckland, New Plymouth, Raglan, and Wellington) and in Sydney, Australia (MetraWeather) our international team works on projects and data analysis world-wide. We passionately believe in rigorous scientific method and in applying the latest information technology to data services. With scientific integrity and positive public perception in its core values, MetOcean occupies several niche marine consultancy and service roles and has a rapidly growing forecast and hindcast sector.


We are seeking a self-starter to work in our operational environment that includes the design and implementation of hydrodynamical models for hindcast and operational forecast.  You will also develop code and processes for existing oceanographic observations, and contribute to the data assimilation framework.


Our employees enjoy an open-office, upbeat culture within a coastal town environment in the North Island of New Zealand. This position would be primarily based in Raglan with some opportunity to work from other offices in the future.  Raglan is a small beach side town on the West Coast, just a short drive west of Hamilton or a two-hour drive south of Auckland. It is known for its world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and inspiring arts.


Our company promotes a positive working environment to achieve our shared goals, supported by flexible hours to ensure a healthy work-life balance. We encourage our people to bring fresh ideas to the table, rise to any challenge, and remain passionate about our products and the company mission.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a growing environment with an interesting and challenging mix of applied research, science and technology. You must have a post-graduate qualification (minimum of M.Sc.) in a relevant physical science or related field.


To apply, you must have the following skills and experience:


  • A postgraduate qualification (M.Sc. or PhD. level) in a relevant physical science and/or relevant consulting and industry work experience
  • Experience with hydrodynamic models, (preferably ROMS)

        Experience analysing and critically assessing oceanographic data

  • An understanding of ocean and coastal circulation dynamics
  • Experience working with large geophysical datasets
  • Experience working on a Linux HPC environment           
  • Scientific programming ability, including proficiency in Python and Fortran
  • Experience with software development and data analysis related to forecasting and hindcasting MetOcean environmental conditions
  • Strong technical and scientific writing skills in English


The following would be beneficial, but are not essential:


  • Experience with operational oceanography / forecasts
  • Experience in Data Assimilation in ocean models
  • Experience with Matlab and LaTeX
  • Experience in working in a DevOps environment or familiarity with DevOps practices
  • A curious mind that will explore new technologies 
  • Enjoy being part of a team that moves quickly
  • A quick learner with a “can do” attitude
  • A methodical logical approach to solving problems
  • An ability to prioritise tasks and manage projects in a timely fashion


To check out the job description and to apply please go to

Applications close Monday 14 October 2019

If you have any queries, contact recruitment at




People & Culture

MetService – Te Ratonga Tirorangi


t +64 4 4700 700   

30 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012

PO Box 722, Wellington 6140, New Zealand


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