Tropical Meteorologist

In Houston

Full-time

Published: May 09, 2018

Description:

StormGeo is actively seeking a qualified Tropical Forecasting meteorologist for their global Tropical Cyclone Forecasting Team in Houston, TX. The ideal candidate will possess a broad knowledge of Tropical Cyclone analysis techniques, as well as practical experience in forecasting movement and intensity of developing and existing Tropical Cyclones.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the TropicsWatch Manager, the Tropical Meteorologist is responsible for analyzing disturbances and producing forecast advisories and site-specific information related to tropical cyclone activity around the world. This is accomplished using a mix of personal experience and both in-house and publically available tools to determine risk of impact from a variety of threats posed by tropical cyclones, including winds, heavy rain / freshwater flooding and storm surge. Working as our global support team for tropical cyclones, the meteorologist works in conjunction with our global forecast centers in Europe and the Middle East to ensure coverage for all cyclones worldwide. This position is an operational forecasting position, which requires working rotating shifts, including nights and weekends.

Requirements:

  • M.S. degree in Meteorology, or a B.S. in Meteorology (or equivalent Military experience) plus 5+ years of tropical weather forecasting experience.
  • Must have level of proficiency with Windows PC software including Microsoft Office.
  • Linux and GARP/GEMPAK and Mac proficiency is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to produce daily, storm-specific, and other videos in our studio.
  • This position requires a rotating shift schedule.
  • Self-confident, yet able to collaborate and/or accept change in a collegial manner where differences of opinion exist.
  • Must be well-organized and able to effectively prioritize tasks and activities.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are a must. Will be required to provide client briefings via phone calls, conference call, and online meetings. May occasionally present research work at meteorological conferences.

StormGeo offers a comprehensive full benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and 401k.

Please apply by sending an email to jobs.houston@stormgeo.com

 

About StormGeo

StormGeo is a world leader of shore-based ship routing advisory services and software, on-board voyage optimization systems and fleet management systems. The company’s mission is to provide innovative decision support solutions and services that enable companies in the maritime industry to improve effectiveness, increase profitability, maintain safety, and minimize environmental impact.

The company routes 60,000 ship voyages annually and 6,000 vessels are fitted with StormGeo on-board ship routing software. Its award winning products and services are designed to help ship owners, charterers, operators, fleet managers and captains identify the safest, most time-efficient or fuel-efficient routes for their fleets. StormGeo Shipping is headquartered in California's Silicon Valley, with worldwide offices in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, New York, Shanghai, Singapore and the UK.

StormGeo is a market leader, providing decision support services and products for weather sensitive operations. The company offers solutions in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, renewable energy, onshore business continuity, media and aviation industries. The StormGeo Group is headquartered in Bergen, Norway and operates out of 22 offices in 16 countries. More information is available at www.stormgeo.com.