Manager, Marine Meteorologist
Royal Caribbean Group
The RCG Manager, Marine Meteorology will report to the RCG Chief Meteorologist. The job will primarily focus on critical weather vessel routing for the RCG global fleet for ocean voyages and port call visits to destinations around the globe. The role supports the safety and comfort of guests and crew through active weather forecast support and operational recommendations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Responsible for speaking and coordinating directly with the RCG global fleet including ship’s captains, brand Fleet Captains, and Chief Meteorologist to determine safest and least impactful voyage and port call visits when adverse weather is a factor.
· Responsible for analysis and creation of local weather climatology for locations around the world utilizing machine learning and statistical databases.
· Relies on prior experience to determine appropriate means of notifying teams of potentially dangerous weather systems.
· Evaluates and manages weather related technical systems and planning tools for fleet operations and Newbuild projects.
· Manages onboard weather training programs and guidance for shipboard teams
· Provides guidance and expertise to support the Energy Performance group for weather-related opportunities for fuel savings.
· Provides weather-related support and guidance to the RCG global fleet as needed.
· Perform other duties as required. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.
This position is responsible for supporting the financial management of any meteorology-related projects.
- Bachelor’s degree or above in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, or sufficient coursework1 to meet the minimum requirements of the role.
- Five to seven years experience with maritime meteorology in a forecasting capacity
- Two years experience with open ocean vessel weather routing
- Experience with ship-related maritime ocean and port weather hazard
- Alternative coursework requirements
- Atmospheric Dynamics (at least 3 semester hours)
- Atmospheric Thermodynamics (at least 3 semester hours)
- Atmospheric Physics or Physical Meteorology (at least 3 semester hours)
- Synoptic Meteorology (at least 3 semester hours)
- Mesoscale Meteorology (at least 3 semester hours)
- Atmos. Meas. & Instrumentation or Remote Sensing (i.e. Satellite/Radar Meteorology) (at least 3 semester hours)
- At least 3 semester hours in Applied/Specialty Meteorology such as: advanced dynamics, agricultural meteorology, air pollution meteorology, applied climatology, aviation meteorology, broadcast meteorology, hydrology or hydrometeorology, physical oceanography, tropical meteorology, and weather forecasting
- Up to 3 semester hours of a synthesizing experience such as work experience, internship, capstone course or research project
- A sequence of calculus (typically 3 courses) that includes:
- Differential and integral calculus, Vector, and multivariable calculus
- Probability and Applied Statistics
- Physics (a calculus-based course with a lab covering fundamentals of mechanics and thermodynamics)
- An appropriate level of coursework or demonstrated competency in Computer Science in data analysis, modeling, and visualization to allow inferences about the atmosphere; software development; and application of numerical and statistical methods to atmospheric science problems.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
· Numerical weather predicition
· Ability to work with ships across multiple time zones in multiple ocean basins around the globe
· Ability to manage and prioritize vessel and itinerary impacts from critical weather events to include tropical cyclones, ocean storms, cold fronts, long period swell, excessive wind, etc.
· Ability to work a non-standard weekly schedule
· Ability to apply machine learning (AI) and statistical approach to climatological databases is a consideration