Manager Severe Weather Services

About us

MetService keeps people informed of the weather and its impacts, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.  With our global reputation for using leading edge science and technology to help customers and the public navigate the impacts of the weather, MetService is recognised as a trusted, diverse and inclusive employer with our people contributing passionately to the core purpose of helping people stay safe and make excellent informed decisions. 

Our changing climate, increasing impacts from weather and changes in the way the public and clients use our forecasts and data to make important weather decisions means that way MetService engages in the future continues to evolve.

About the role

  • You will lead and manage the performance and output of the team that delivers our weather warning program
  • You will ensure that we meet or exceed our performance targets for severe weather as agreed with out Stakeholder and clients
  • You will foster and grow a collegial and effective working relationship with WMO, CDEM/NEMA and Regional Councils ensuring we remain their trusted scientific partner
  • Recommend and lead change within the Severe Weather to ensure that we remain at the forefront of meteorological excellence and are commercially competitive
  • Be an innovative, collegial and enthusiastic member of the Forecasting Management team.


  • Proven management skills with the ability to build trust and credibility and maintain strong positive relationships 
  • Ability to lead and influence a diverse range of stakeholders across all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability in facilitating change
  • Strong Meteorological and warning dissemination background, with the ability to present credibly both internally & externally
  • Experience in managing complex situations which involve pressure and competing deadlines
  • Proven business acumen, with a focus on successful customer outcomes.

Why join us?

We enjoy achieving, we appreciate creativity, and we recognise everyone’s unique skills and qualities. We encourage flexible working and believe in giving back to our communities through company volunteer days. This allows us to be passionate about what we do; and to deliver products and services that have positive outcomes for our commercial customers and the people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

For more information about the role, please see the position description. 

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Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be considered for the role.

Applications close: Wednesday, 24 May 2023

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11 May 2023
Work Type:
Permanent - full time
North Island