All Aspects Recruitment & HR Services
Government / Municipal
Between 3 and 5 Years
Permanent 2 year fixed term
We are seeking applications for qualified and experienced Hydrological Scientist within broad guidelines.
Responsibilities of this role include:
- Participate in activities aimed at:
- Running ensembles of climate data through AWRA-L and other hydrological models for assessing the impact of climate change on the water cycle
- Calculating, analysing and understanding climate induced changes to hydrological indicators
- Developing methods to communicate climate change impacts and the associated uncertainties
- Running deterministic and ensemble landscape hydrological forecasts
- Evaluating forecasting skill including the role of initial conditions
- Setting up an operational multi-variate assimilation capability
- Evaluating the impact of assimilation on forecast skill
- Calibrating, evaluating and running hydrological models including the national AWRA-L model
- Creation of new automated analysis routines using scripting and coding languages in Python.
- As required, represent the client on committees and groups dealing with water resources data analysis, forecasting, climate change and reporting issues. Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively with other groups on joint tasks.
- Carry out other duties within the clients department as required.
- Ensure that plans, policies and practices in relation to the various elements of the clients Social Justice Strategy are applied in the work area, and that training and development programs are implemented for work area staff
Knowledge and skill requirements Include:
- Experience in conducting climate change impact assessments on the hydrological cycle or evaluating hydrological forecast skill is essential. A good understanding of either CMIP data, NWP or seasonal forecasting systems, downscaling and bias-correction methodologies is an advantage.
- Knowledge of and experience with developing, testing and using distributed hydrological models. Knowledge or experience of calibrating and running continental or global scale hydrological models is highly advantageous.
- Advanced scripting expertise in linux and python is essential and experience in C or other low level computing languages would be advantageous.
- Good collaboration skills including the ability to build and maintain internal networks across the organisation are advantageous.
To apply please email a cover letter detailing your capabilities, qualifications and experience in a similar role including a current resume to [email protected] in word format Applications Close 3:00pm 2nd July 2018.