Technical Lead Marine Weather

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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3 hours ago
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Executive Level 2 (Lower), Ongoing

$125,428 – $140,871 + 15.4% super

Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne

Australia is regularly affected by severe weather events. These events are growing in frequency and severity, leading to increased economic impact, vulnerability and potential magnitude of harm.

To address this, the Bureau of Meteorology is undertaking significant steps to deliver a more customer focused, integrated and resilient national operation within the Community Services Group (CSG).

CSG is comprised of Environmental Prediction Services (EPS), Decision Support Services and National Production Services, which have been designed to enable scalable, national, and resilient services. The advertised role sits within EPS, a Program that will establish a world class centre of scientific expertise through four predictive service teams of Marine and Antarctic, Water, Climate and Severe Weather.

The objective of the Marine and Antarctic team is to deliver unsurpassed environmental prediction services for marine, coastal and oceans hazards offshore, in coastal waters and on the Australian and the Antarctic continents including surrounding ice areas and international waters. To deliver these objectives the team is divided into two sub teams, Ocean and Antarctic Services and Tsunami, Marine and Coastal Hazards. Both these teams operate within a footprint across Hobart, Adelaide and Melbourne and together support and deliver a number of different services.

The Tsunami, Marine and Coastal Hazards team (TMCH) is specialised in tsunami, storm surge, tidal extremes and other hazards related to sea level, weather and waves impacting coastlines, coastal waters and the high seas. It focuses on delivering to our emergency services and community customers high impact warning services for all hazards affecting low-lying coastal areas and the marine environment. It will monitor for tsunami, marine and coastal hazards and stand up operationally as required to provide specialist input to national operations. The team also leads the development and maintenance of tsunami, marine weather and coastal hazard capabilities (wave and storm surge related hazards).

The Technical Lead Marine Weather will report to the TMCH Team Lead and work closely within the team as well as across teams. As a technical subject matter expert with excellent networking skills and a strong understanding of the science, systems and technology and processes behind our Marine Weather services, you will play a key role in the operations and development of these services. You will lead and coordinate relevant projects. You will also manage key delivery partner relationships and ensure our delivery of international marine services comply with the internationally agreed rules and standards.

To be successful in this role, you will display a curiosity on the evolving Bureau landscape for how we deliver, develop and evolve our weather, ocean and climate services. This role will require the occupant to support warning and forecast operations, mostly in association with marine weather and coastal hzards. The successful candidate will be committed to supporting the Bureau and our partners outside the scope of standard working hours during significant marine weather events or peak periods. The successful candidate may be required to carry out the duties remotely for either a period or until otherwise advised.

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