Assistant Forecaster


    • Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Entry Level


Full time



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Job Description

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build and operate their assets more safely, sustainably and efficiently. But we’re always looking for new talent to take the next step with us. For bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further. For individuals who can take the initiative but work well within a team.

The role

The Weather Forecasting department within the Monitoring and Forecasting Service Line is responsible for providing reliable weather forecast services to our clients to enable efficient planning and informed decision making across multiple industry sectors including renewables, media, construction and oil and gas.

The department is now seeking an Assistant Weather Forecaster to be based in our Wallingford, Oxfordshire office to report to the Departmental Operations Manager. You will work as part of the team responsible for providing reliable weather forecast services to our clients to enable efficient planning and informed decision making across multiple industry sectors including renewables, media, construction and oil and gas. The assistant forecasters work under the day-to-day supervision of the lead/Marine forecaster on shift. They will also work with other departments in Metocean on larger projects or developments.

This is an exciting opportunity as you will not only get to work in a client facing role where you are the first point of contact for our clients, but you will also be actively encouraged to take part in innovation, offering you significant influence over research and development activities. The department operates a 24/7 service, so this role will require you to work shift patterns across both day and night shifts. The role is based in Wallingford, but you will be providing forecasts for multiple regions across the globe. There may be the opportunity to work offshore, subject to additional training, should you like to.

Who we’re looking for:


  • A science-based degree in Meteorology/Climatology or Oceanography alternatively a MSc in Meteorology or suitable post graduate training, dependent upon the first degree subject.

  • Ability to work to schedules with demonstrable experience forecasting a variety of weather situations and clients around the world.

  • Good problem-solving abilities and making sound decisions under time pressure.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team.

  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal.

  • Self-motivated.


  • Basic scripting skills (e.g., Python).

What we offer:

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So, bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

  • An interesting and challenging job with a supportive and dynamic team

  • Career progression and opportunities within Fugro

  • Full or part time position considered.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance and private medical insurance.

  • Flexible working hours and the potential to work 2 days a week from home in accordance with your manager and corporate policies.

  • 24 days annual leave.

  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave.

  • Free parking.

  • Option to lease an electric car.

Our view on diversity, equity and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.


Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**

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