[ES_JOBS_NET] Meteorology Program Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Wed Jul 25 16:00:28 MDT 2018


At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region's infrastructure for generations to come.
Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America's best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry's most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region's largest employers, we're always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best.

This position has full managerial, supervisory, and technical responsibility for the provision of weather products, weather forecast, services, and support activities within the organization. Creates and delegates tasks, assigns work priorities, and adjusts work as necessary. Responsible for managing 24/7 weather operations and manages multiple projects. Provides mentorship, guidance, and manages performance of team members on achieving department goals and priorities.

  *   The Meteorology Program Manager bears overall responsibility for the ongoing planning, implementation, delivery and maintenance of weather services serving SDG&E's Interests.
  *   Overall responsibility for SDG&E scientific and technological advances with the academic community and community relationships. This includes the active development and management of any grant activities and the continued interaction, supporting technology transfer from academia and from the scientific community.
  *   Responsible for managing SDG&E owned weather instrumentation, weather computing hardware, data management, acquisition, quality integration efforts and real-time weather observations. This includes the operations of Weather Research and Forecasting model operations, ground-truth and verification sources, and climatic data collection activities.
  *   Responsible for the systems management, integration, maintenance and integrated logistic support activities necessary to ensure the operation of SDG&E Meteorology. This includes electronic systems and equipment vital to the collection, distribution, processing, and dissemination of weather information both within and outside of the company.
  *   Responsible for managing the Meteorology Group workforce, scheduling and assigning their work, evaluating performance and reviewing evaluations. Ensures the continued efforts to enhance employee performance through counseling, training, incentive awards, and successful employee relations. Overall responsibility for the timeliness and quality of the staff work products.
  *   Responsible for ensuring the application of the latest scientific advances to SDG&E operations. This includes the conduct of developmental activities, such as the tuning, adjustment and refining of new algorithms, the development of local forecast models, and the conduct of analytical studies designed to enhance local forecasting techniques at the regional level in order to meet company needs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

External Qualifications:

  *   Bachelor's degree in Atmospheric Sciences or related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in operational weather forecasting.
  *   Mastery of the theories and principles associated with operational meteorology, generally equivalent to a Master's degree in meteorology or the equivalent in depth and breadth of operational weather forecast and warning experience.
  *   Knowledge of all meteorological service requirements and observational programs assigned to a Meteorology Group.
  *   A thorough understanding of Santa Ana meteorology is essential.
  *   Knowledge of and skill in the application of sound management and supervisory practices and leadership principles, with emphasis on planning techniques and project/program implementation management.
  *   Experience in mentorship and development of junior scientists.
  *   Experience with weather forecasting and applied statistics.
  *   Experience with high performance computing.
  *   Drive to solve problems and meet deadlines
  *   Communication and collaboration skills

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