About The Weather Company:

The Weather Company is the world’s leading weather provider, helping people and businesses make more informed decisions and take action in the face of weather. Together with advanced technology and AI, The Weather Company’s high-volume weather data, insights, advertising, and media solutions across the open web help people, businesses, and brands around the world prepare for and harness the power of weather in a scalable, privacy-forward way. The world’s most accurate forecaster globally, the company reaches hundreds of enterprise clients and more than 360 million monthly active users via its digital properties from The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com).

Job brief:

The Weather Company (TWC) is seeking a Senior Aviation Meteorologist to join our aviation forecasting section in Birmingham, UK.  As an Aviation Meteorologist, you will provide advanced forecasting expertise for TWC's decision support products and services to airline operations control centers and airline airport personnel. This position requires an understanding of airline operations and the air traffic control environment. You will be delivering timely products with the accuracy and quality required to meet and exceed customer expectations. Additionally, you will convey complex concepts and risk assessments to a diverse set of operational users within the airline environment.

The impact you'll make:

  • Provide advanced level aviation forecasts mainly for terminal weather conditions but also for the arrival/departure airspace covering the 0-72 hour domain. 
  • Evaluate data and then issue written, graphical, and oral aviation forecasts and alerts for use by both dispatchers and pilots.
  • Produce Flight Planning Guidance (FPG) charts and Significant Meteorological Information (SIGMETs) for en route weather hazards for the 0-24 hours.
  • Develop knowledge of airspace, and air traffic control programs affecting airline operations.
  • Actively collaborate with other meteorologists on Global weather issues, particularly in the 0-48 hour time frame. Specific focus on forecast trends through 24 hours.
  • Generate short-fused narratives, forecast discussions, and weather alerts for disruptive weather events within the 0-24 hour forecast domain as weather conditions dictate.
  • Generate system-wide risk forecasts for potential impacts to customer assets involving significant weather events including severe thunderstorms, snow and ice, and wind/ tropical systems.
  • Deliver operational forecast content consistently and accurately within rigid time constraints.

What you've accomplished:

  • At least 2 years of operational aviation weather forecasting with civil/commercial experience or military experience accepted, with demonstrated achievements and progressive responsibilities
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact in an operational team environment
  • Advanced proficiency in forecast process within an operational forecasting environment
  • Exceptional organizational, data analysis, data collation, and process management skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in effectively multitasking and adjust priorities based on changing weather conditions in a fast-paced operational environment
  • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related science from an accredited college or university, or a combination of training and experience that has led to qualification as an aviation forecaster by the NWS or a U.S. or NATO military authority.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • 3 years of previous experience in aviation traffic management, operational flight planning, and/or operational decision support.

Within TWC, forecasters work on a flexible shift schedule covering 24 hours, seven days per week. You should be comfortable participating fully in a 24-hour rotating shift pattern.

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