Meteorological Forecaster

The Bermuda Airport Authority is seeking a motivated and qualified Meteorological Forecaster/

 

Date posted

Aug. 19, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Sep. 4, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

The Bermuda Airport Authority

Location

  • Bermuda

Job description

The Bermuda Airport Authority (the “Authority”) Authority is responsible for delivering a range of essential air navigation services at the LF Wade International Airport (LFWIA) including air traffic control, ground electronics, Bermuda weather and aeronautical information services. On behalf of the Government of Bermuda, the Authority also oversees the performance of Skyport and its 30-year concession to operate, maintain and redevelop the airport.

The Authority is seeking a motivated and qualified Meteorological Forecaster within the Bermuda Weather Service Department.

As a Meteorological Forecaster, you will join our team of dedicated professionals, monitoring the weather and producing forecasts and warnings for aviation, marine and the public interests. The Bermuda Weather Service is a 24/7 operation and applicants must be prepared to work 12 hour rotating shifts including weekends and public holidays.

What you require for the job:

  • Either a recognized Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with one year of operational experience as a forecaster or, a recognized Bachelor of Science in Mathematics or Science with three years of forecasting experience in an operational environment. In lieu of a degree, applicants with ten years of forecasting experience in an operational meteorological forecasting environment may also be considered.
  • A willingness to attend in-house and overseas training courses with a strong desire to continuously improve skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) including the ability to present, speak to the public and deal with clients at all levels internal and external to the organization.
  • A strong sense of loyalty, motivation, dedication and a high degree of commitment and interest/passion for weather.
  • The ability to balance team work with the ability to work independently.
  • A demonstrated ability to make rapid and effective decisions in reaction to changing weather patterns as well as the ability to react calmly and prioritize effectively during periods of high activity and workload.
  • A level of comfort and professionalism when dealing with clients at all levels including the public, the media, police and emergency services.
  • The following will be considered as assets:
    • Prior experience working with the Bermuda Weather Service.
    • Being certified as having completed aeronautical forecaster training approved by the World Meteorological Organization/International Civil Aviation Organisation.
    • Prior experience working with IBL’s Visual Weather meteorological software.
    • Prior tropical and marine weather forecasting experience.

To apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
The Bermuda Airport Authority
Building 332 ‘East’
11 Waller’s Point Road
St. George’s, DD 03

Email: hr@airportauthority.bm
Tel:441.242.2011
Deadline for applications: 4 September 2019