Senior Aviation Meteorologist Job at Australian Bureau of Meteorology – in Melbourne VIC

Executive Level 1, Ongoing

$98,209 – $110,623 + 15.4% super

Melbourne or Brisbane

Aviation Meteorological Services provides the aviation industry with specialised meteorological services contributing to efficient and effective aviation operations within the Australian Flight Information Region and the Asia-Pacific Region.

We are seeking experienced and motivated leaders to join the Aviation Operations Delivery Team to manage the real time operations and staff associated with the Aviation Forecasting Centre (AFC) located in Brisbane and Melbourne.

The role requires experience in an operational meteorological service delivery environment and to maintain an Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster Competency, in keeping with current Quality Management requirements. Training and certification will be provided to successful applicants if required.

The Senior Aviation Meteorologist is the AFC shift supervisor (Terminal/Regional Services) and is responsible for managing the real time operations of the AFC. The role will lead and coordinate the preparation of aviation forecasts and warnings from the AFC including proactively managing workload allocations across the forecasting team as the situation requires and planning and arranging for additional resources where required.

You will lead the formulation of aviation forecast policy for their area of responsibility and contribute to national forecast policy in collaboration with the Aviation Operations Delivery Team and meteorologists from relevant State and Territory Offices in line with relevant protocols and within a quality management framework. They are responsible for the ongoing maintenance of forecast policy and will liaise and coordinate forecast policy changes and issues within the AFC and with other Bureau offices to ensure consistency across the Bureau forecast service suite.

The role includes the requirement to liaise with customers and service partners and provide briefing services to support decision making.

You will promote the scientific, technical, professional and personal development of staff by:

providing guidance and instruction on forecasting and customer requirements

providing advice and guidance through the performance development scheme and ensuring their participation

As Senior Aviation Meteorologist, you will be a major contributor to, or leader of, aviation planning, projects and initiatives and will provide insight, feedback and recommendations relating to the operations and effectiveness of Aviation Meteorological Services.

Shift work is required, as are regular periods (of at least 4 weeks per annum) off the roster to assist in projects and initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Aviation Meteorological Services.

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Company Location:  Melbourne VIC

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