01 June 2007
Weathernews Benelux is looking for a meteorologist/ risk communicator
Location: Soest, The Netherlands
Engagement: Permanent, part-time is possible
Salary: EUR 30.000,- to EUR 55.000,- a year,
depending on qualifications and experience
Number of positions: 1
Weathernews Benelux is a subsidiary of Weathernews Inc, the world's largest
full service weather company based in Japan. Weathernews Inc has 14 offices
in Japan and 22 elsewhere in the world. We provide weather services to
industries such as marine, aviation, road, media and many others.
Weathernews has an open and informal, yet professional culture. Within our
company ambitious team-members find the challenge to accelerate the latest
weather related developments as well as their career. We offer plenty of
further opportunities for people with drive and initiative.
Our Soest office comprises of both sales and operational teams. Within the
operational team meteorologists create usable solutions for the weather
related risks and advise our clients how to mitigate these risks.
Due to the rapid growth of our global organisation, we are now looking for
enthusiastic and passionate people to help grow our world-class operational
We offer the following position:
Risk Communicator Sea
The Risk Communicator Sea will provide services to sea based and coastal
working clients, such as oil companies, harbor authorities and marine
construction companies. You will use the general weather forecast as your
guidance, and will add more detail to it to be able to advise your clients
in the best possible way. It is essential that you have extensive knowledge
of meteorology and are capable of sensing the array of possibilities that
will affect our clients' operations and safety.
For the risk communicator role it is critical to communicate the
consequences of the weather in a professional and timely manner to our
clients. To achieve this, we expect you to have sound knowledge of the
weather, added with knowledge of the market you will be serving.
Furthermore, you have the ability to not only focus, but simultaneously see
the overall picture.
All services are provided 24/7. Salary is dependent on education and working
* Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or experience in meteorology
for several years
* Knowledge of Sea-operations is a preference
* Customer orientated, team player, result driven, and boundless
* Excellent Communication skills
* Excellent knowledge of the English language (additional
languages highly regarded)
We offer positions for both junior-meteorologists (just graduated, up to 3
years of experience) and more experienced (3-7 years of experience)
meteorologists. By law, citizens of the EU have first option.
For more information about this position, please contact Mr. Michiel
Severin, Forecast Operation Manager. Tel: +31 (0)35 603 9003, email:
nl_recruit @ wni.com