MetDesk is the UK’s largest private sector weather forecasting business. Founded ten years ago the business has established itself as the leading provider of weather information services to a global customer base. Delivering highly specialised weather information and support services for weather- critical operations, MetDesk is at the forefront of accurate, timely and innovative services for our rapidly expanding customer-base. The company is headquartered in the picturesque Chiltern town of Wendover, just 50 minutes from central London by train. MetDesk’s modern and vibrant offices are home to its dedicated forecast centre, utilising the very latest innovations in forecasting and monitoring technology. Due to ongoing expansion, we are seeking experienced meteorologists to join our friendly, dynamic forecast team. This is an exciting opportunity to become an important part of the fastest growing commercial weather forecasting company in Europe.
The successful candidate(s) will work within our team of 24/7 shift meteorologists, analysing and interpreting observational and forecast model data to ensure our customers are always in receipt of the most accurate and up-to-date information available. As a company operating in a number of fast-paced exciting markets, a proactive, professional and energetic approach is required, with a willingness to get involved in all aspects of the working environment.
Experience and skills required – trained/experienced forecasters
A degree in meteorology or associated science
At least 2 years recent experience as an operational forecaster in the UK or Europe
In-depth knowledge of UK and European synoptic meteorology, climatology and geography
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Willingness to work unsociable hours, including night shifts, weekends and public holidays
Understanding the importance of team work
UK/EU resident or valid UK work permit
Useful to have:
Experience of leading operational forecast shifts
Experience of operating, or forecasting, within UK, European or global energy markets.
Experience in research and development, with opportunities for a split meteorologist/research role.
Experience of customer briefings and presentations
Experience of mentoring and supporting junior meteorologists
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