Australia nationals: Senior Climate Risk Specialist

Australia Bureau of Meteorology

Canberra ACT, Australia 🇦🇺

The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s weather, climate, water, oceans and space weather agency, providing observations, forecasts, warnings, analysis and advice which impact the lives of all Australians every day.

Environmental Prediction Services is a world class centre for scientific expertise, services and modelling, across four predictive services teams, one of which focusses on climate. The Climate unit is an integrated, multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivering operational and specialist climate and hydro-climate services for Australia and the southwest Pacific. Services across EPS Climate include the provision of multi-week and seasonal forecasts, routine climate and hydrological monitoring and situational awareness reports, and the custodianship and analysis of past, present and future climate data sets.  

The Senior Climate Risk Specialist provides climate and hydrological data analysis, expert intelligence, valuable technical insights and tailoring of climate products and services, in support of risk and resilience services the Bureau delivers as a partner in the Australian Climate Service – a partnership made up of world leading science, information and expertise from the Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, CSIRO and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

A solution focused approach, excellent science communication abilities and a mindset of delivering high level intelligence in operational timeframes, will be essential. You will possess high-level skills in working with weather and climate data, including large volume data sets of historical observations, long-range forecasts and climate projections.

You will possess post graduate qualifications or an undergraduate qualification and equivalent work experience in climatology, hydrology or meteorology and experience working with climate observations and future projections. Experience in high-impact weather and hazards will be advantageous.??? 

This position is being advertised at Executive Level 1, which will require the successful applicant to contribute to setting strategic direction and leadership, and to liaise with internal partners and external customers. Whilst a closing date of January 8 exists, please submit your application as soon as possible. Finalising appointments is of critical urgency so application assessment will commence on receipt.

This selection is being managed by Aston Carter on behalf of the Bureau of Meteorology. For a confidential discussion contact Peter Gibson on + 61 7 3295 7446, quoting job number 535891. To apply visit





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