Aviation Forecaster

Provide forecasting expertise for decision support products and services for multiple clients to include but not limited to internal customers, broadcast services, aviation, energy, utilities in multiple locations, delivering product timeliness, accuracy and quality to meet customers’ expectations, using advanced weather detection and forecast technologies, to support business objectives.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide advanced level hourly aviation forecasts for both surface and in-flight aviation specific weather parameters in the 0-72 hour domain, utilizing advanced forecasting modeling and workstation technology. Forecasts include the issuance of TAFs and risk assessments of impending weather as well as advisories regarding significant en-route flight hazards for thunderstorms, turbulence, icing, volcanic ash and dust storms.
  • Provide trend analysis and forecast briefings for aviation dispatchers and traffic management personnel.
  • Generate operational impact forecasts detailing aviation-specific information for significant weather events including synoptic and mesoscale severe thunderstorms, winter snow and ice, and tropical systems.
  • Generate short-fused narratives, forecast discussions and weather alerts for terminal and in-flight operations as weather conditions dictate.
  • Actively participate in daily Global Forecast Center weather briefings. Engage in and add value to forecast discussions involving global and synoptic scale trends, model bias and expected developments in weather patterns in the Day 0 –2 domain. Specific focus on forecast trends through 24 hours.
  • Provide resource for special projects involving all aspects of the Forecast Center as needed.
  • Generate worldwide risk forecasts for potential impacts to customer assets involving significant weather events including severe thunderstorm, snow and ice, and wind/ tropical systems.
    • Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in meteorology or related science.In lieu of a baccalaureate degree, must have successfully completed weather forecasting and observation schools with one of the military services plus have additional aviation and/ or energy forecasting experience.
      • 1 year of aviation weather forecasting or 3 years of relevant operational forecasting with demonstrated achievements and progressive responsibilities.
        • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

          • Advanced knowledge understanding of theoretical and practical meteorology.
          • Advanced proficiency in forecast process within an operational forecasting environment.
          • Advanced proficiency in utilizing advanced workstation technology and methods to derive short fused forecasts in an operational environment.
          • Demonstrated proficiency to deliver operational forecast content consistently and accurately within rigid time constraint.
          • Demonstrable and exceptional telephone, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
          • Demonstrable and exceptional organizational, data analysis, data collation and process management skills.
          • Demonstrated proficiency to effectively multitask and adjust priorities based on changing weather conditions in a fast-paced operational environment.
          • Ability to effectively communicate and interact in an operational team environment.
          • Demonstrated performance with aviation traffic management, operational flight planning, and/or operational decision support markets.
                • Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or keyboard; reach with hands and arms; stoop, and talk or hear. The employee must be able to see differences in widths and lengths of lines such as those on graphs and be able to read, write and interpret written documents.

                  Work Environment:Employee will work in a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

                  About The Company: WSI Corporation (“WSI") is the world’s largest supplier of real-time weather data, imagery, and weather forecast services to commercial customers in the broadcast media, aviation, energy, insurance, and government markets. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, with offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Birmingham, England, WSI Corporation is the professional division of The Weather Company and owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. WSI is also the innovation engine of The Weather Channel, providing the display software and data services used continuously since their first day on the air.

                  In 1978, WSI became the first private weather company to computerize raw weather data and package it into customized formats. Over the past 35 years, WSI has expanded upon this core competency to deliver state-of-the-art systems and value-added weather information that are unequaled in the industry. WSI holds over 35 U.S. patents and has produced a steady stream of notable industry innovations.

                  WSI offers comprehensive benefits, generous PTO, and a development environment that is respectful of your work/life balance.

                  WSI Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law