National Coordination Manager Job at Australian Bureau of Meteorology – in Melbourne VIC

Executive Level 2 Lower, Ongoing

$119,495 – $134,208 + 15.4% super


The National Coordination Manager is a new role created to lead coordination and planning functions across aviation forecasting teams that comprise more than 100 specialist operational meteorologists. The role also directly leads and manages a group of those meteorologists with a national focus. This national group includes the Hazardous Weather Unit (HWU), a team of experts forecasting for en-route and regional Aviation hazards, and a small team of decision support specialists (NCCMET) embedded within Airservices Australia (ASA) operations. The HWU incorporates the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC).

The NCCMET team is planned to undergo locational and functional changes within the next few years. The National Coordination Manager will be a key leader and change manager throughout this process and will provide strategic input and advice on high level decisions to the National Manager Aviation Operations and General Manager of Aviation, Land and Maritime Transport Program (ALMT).

The National Coordination team is one of three operational aviation teams that together provide the full suite of aviation meteorological services. There is also a non-operational section, called the Service Delivery Optimisation Team, who maintain the procedures, knowledge bases, and provide the training and coaching to support the AFC manager to ensure high performance operations. The National Coordination Manager is a member of the Aviation Operations leadership team led by Fons van Loij and comprising the three other team managers.

The Aviation, Land and Maritime Transport Program is organised into three streams: Customer Engagement, Aviation Service Development and Aviation Operations. Thus, the National Coordination manager can focus on service delivery while others focus on understanding industry needs and developing the science, technology and forecasting approaches to ensure we provide a world-class service.

To be successful in this key role you will be people-focussed leader with experience fostering high performing teams. You will understand how excellent and consistent service delivery is achieved by a combination of procedures and professional knowledge and judgement; familiarity working within a Quality Management System will be highly regarded. You will understand the particular demands of managing frontline teams working on shift. You will seek and value customer feedback as the food of champions and employ constructive criticism to inspire continual improvement.

The position requires an extensive knowledge of operational aviation meteorology and customer requirements as well as high level management and leadership skills.

This position will report directly to the National Manager, Aviation Operations.

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Company Location:  Melbourne VIC

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