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Associate MetOc Data Analyst

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QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

Role Purpose:

The role involves working in a team supplying operational meteorological and oceanographic products to the UK MOD. It is expected that this role will be filled by a direct entry STEM graduate in an applicable environmental science degree that has strong elements of both meteorology and oceanography.

The successful candidate should be familiar with the standard types of meteorological and oceanographic data, the generation of derived higher level products and show an appreciation of the issues affecting their real world exploitation.

This work will exploit the outputs of numerical weather prediction models primarily using web based tools on a secure system. There will also be an element of developing the service provided in response to customer service change requests which will involve a level of scripting.

By working closely alongside the existing team there will be considerable opportunity to build domain knowledge and gain valuable real world application experience.

Key Accountabilities:

• Accountable to the Project Manager for delivering work against specific project codes to time, budget and standard.
• Accountable to the Team Leader for performance, specifically meeting objectives and demonstrating positive behaviours in areas such as integrity, collaboration and business development.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

• Good team-working ethic.
• Good communication skills
• Ability to generate clear and well-structured input to reports and customer presentations
• Must be diligent and have an eye for attention to detail.
• The individual will only be employed once an SC clearance has been achieved, can only be a UK national (dual nationals are specifically excluded) and must be willing to obtain a Developed Vetting.

Experience and Qualifications:

• Good degree in Meteorology/Oceanography or Environmental Sciences with a significant Meteorology/Oceanography element.

Desirable (at least one of the following):
• Some experience or interest in GIS applications, modelling and understanding of data formats, contents and manipulation. E.g. as part of a final year project.
• Some experience of scripting languages e.g. Python API with SML
• Some experience of OpenGIS standard Web Service protocols.
• A driving licence to facilitate travel to Customer sites.

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