Wood is currently seeking a Meteorologist to join our Operational Weather Forecasting Team.


Date posted

Feb. 21, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

Apr. 21, 2018 12:00 am


Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions


  • Canada

Job description


Requisition ID: 2018-23234
Work Location: CA-ON-Ottawa
Department / Discipline: Scientist
Position Type: Staff / Permanent 

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is a leading full-service environmental engineering and construction/remediation services firm across the globe, providing environmental and geotechnical engineering and scientific consulting services. Our Met-Ocean Services Group has over 20 years of experience providing meteorological and oceanographic services in Canada and various international locations. We are weather, climate and ocean experts, mitigating financial and safety risk for clients whose businesses are sensitive to high impact weather events or severe ocean conditions. Meteorologists currently work from two weather offices located in: St. John’s, NL and Ottawa, ON. 

Wood is currently seeking a Meteorologist to join our Operational Weather Forecasting Team, providing 24/7 meteorological services to terrestrial, energy and marine clients. The position will be based out of Ottawa, ON, supporting clients across North America. The available position is for a nighttime forecaster, working from approximately 6 pm – 5 am. This is a permanent, full-time position that has the potential to evolve over several years from purely nighttime forecasting into a rotating day / night shift role with 50% nighttime work and 50% daytime work. If you have a passion for weather analysis and forecasting and wish to experience first- hand the intense winter weather that easternmost North America presents, we’d love to hear from you. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide weather forecasts, several times daily, to multiple industry sector clients; access to live 24/7 phone consultation is available for some clients
  • Forecasts are used by Department of Transportation for pavement temperature to determine when pavement will freeze, utility clients to determine power capability and power load demand, construction industry to ensure safe work planning, and municipalities to conduct maintenance to mitigate flooding and congestion
  • Provide marine forecasting for clients operating in near-short and offshore environment to determine safe travel for vessels, helicopters, etc.
  • Provide severe weather alerting across North America and conduct severe event-post analysis to determine better prediction and best response for future events

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