Meteorologist and Data Analyst

As part of a small team, daily efforts will involve a wide range of activities; operational data processing, responding to client requests, project specific data analysis, product deliveries, and research and development.

 

Date posted

Feb. 6, 2024 3:15 pm

Application deadline

Feb. 15, 2024 5:00 pm

Organization

Speedwell Climate

Location

  • United States

Job description

Job location: Charleston, SC

Application Deadline: Please send a resume to pip.palmer@speedwellclimate.com by 15th February 2024

Benefits:

Hybrid working

Generous healthcare and dental contributions

401k benefits with Company matching scheme

Generous vacation (25 days)

Family leave

Opportunity to travel

Who we are:

Speedwell is at the forefront of the rapidly expanding weather/climate risk management industry. Over the past 25 years we have developed a reputation as industry experts providing data, software, and associated services.

Recent real-world developments including the increased reliance on renewable power generation, a changing political landscape, and the increased frequency of extreme weather (associated with climate change) have increased demand for index-based risk management solutions. Managing these risks will require a combined effort from industry, governments, and NGOs. We are well positioned to support this effort by providing a link between the meteorology/climate and the financial sectors.

Why we need you:

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, forward thinking, and excited to be part of an emerging industry. Our team is small, but passionate, knowledgeable, and eager to make a difference. At Speedwell employees are given the opportunity to thrive and take on new challenges in accordance with their skills and interests. The ideal candidate will bring new skills and knowledge to the team while looking to build upon what has been accomplished.

This position represents a tremendous opportunity for someone looking to work with industry experts on cutting edge projects. The candidate will work as part of the Speedwell Climate Data Team and the Speedwell Settlement Services team. As part of a small team, daily efforts will involve a wide range of activities; operational data processing, responding to client requests, project specific data analysis, product deliveries, and research and development.

Job Role:

The candidate will assist with team activities. Specific responsibilities will depend upon the individual’s skillset, corporate needs, and the candidate’s passion.

Responsibilities will include the following:

· Operational data quality control
· Data certification for financial contract settlement
· Client support
· Product / data preparation and delivery
· Research and development
 

Required Skills/Experience:

· Degree in meteorology (or related science) and/or industry experience
· Experience working with meteorological / environmental observations
· Background in statistics
· The individual is expected to have good communication (written and oral) skills.
· Ability to work in a small team using your own initiative
 

Desirable Skills/Experience –

· Masters degree in Meteorology
· Experience with ArcGIS for data visualization
· Experience using programming/scripting languages or software to handle common file types used in meteorological data sets (grib, NetCDF, csv, etc.)
· Foreign language skills (specifically Spanish)
· Experience working with and installing meteorological instrumentation
· Ability to focus on detail and see the work through to the end
· Experience with the insurance / finance industry or weather risk management
· Working knowledge of 1 or more programming/scripting languages: Python, FORTRAN, MATLAB,R.
 

Speedwell is an equal opportunity employer. The candidate will find a friendly but demanding atmosphere where they will be able to grow in their role.

Contact

For additional information or to apply, please contact pip.palmer@speedwellclimate.com.

About Speedwell Climate (http://www.SpeedwellClimate.com)

Speedwell Climate Ltd provides the data and software necessary to structure, price, transact and clear index-based weather / climate risk transfer contracts including those based on renewable energy, temperature, rainfall, and other environmental variables.

About Speedwell Settlement Services (http://www.SpeedwellSettlementServices.com)

Speedwell Settlement Services is the leading provider of meteorological Settlement Data for index-based climate contracts worldwide. With a focus on transparency, accuracy, and reliability Speedwell has provided Settlement Data for both over-the-counter transactions as well as exchange listed contracts. In addition to data services Speedwell Settlement engages in weather station installation / management designed to support climate risk