We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Senior Officer to lead the Bureau’s National Observing Operations (OS&O). The OS&O Program is part of the Data & Digital Group. This is an exciting leadership role, responsible for the management and coordination of observational systems and services for the Bureau of Meteorology. The portfolio of responsibility embraces a complex composite observing network comprising diverse measurement platforms and technical infrastructure deployed nationally and aligned with international standards.
To be successful you will:
This position is primarily responsible and accountable for the delivery of the Bureau's Observations Systems & Operations program, spanning meteorological, hydrological, space weather and environmental observations, and managing change across the network through implementing the operational aspects of the Bureau’s Observing System Strategy.
In achieving these primary responsibilities, the Manager National Observing Operations is responsible for, amongst other things:
This position is responsible for the overarching management of the Bureau’s operational observing workforce, distributed nationally across eight Observing Operations Hubs and a number of staffed field offices. The hubs are operational centres located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Cairns. Nationally, the operational workforce comprises more than 200 technical officers.
This position is also responsible for overseeing a team located in Head Office that operates specialist networks, manages budgets and logistics, and monitors the overall health and performance of each component network. This team contributes to scientific and engineering improvement for the respective networks as well as identifying business as usual work packages for delivery through the Observing Operations Hubs to support the agreed Service Level Agreements for customers. The team establishes, monitors and reports on achievements against key performance indicators.