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Environment and Energy Vacancy N.N. 10765434
Bureau of Meteorology Closing date: Friday, 10 January 2020
Job Title: General Manager Research
Division: Science and Innovation
Branch: Research
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Docklands - VIC
Classification: Chief Research Scientist Grade 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 10498
Agency Website:

Job Description


General Manager, Research is a key member of the Bureau’s Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Chief Scientist and Group Executive, Science and Innovation Group. General Managers are required to work with their peers on the Bureau’s Senior Leadership Team to contribute to organisational Strategy and leverage the full capabilities of the Bureau to provide maximum impact and value for customers. Leading a team of approximately 110 staff the General Manager, Research is responsible for the research programs to advance numerical weather-climate numerical prediction systems and knowledge.

As General Manager, Research, you are expected to foster close collaboration with the Research to Operation (R2O) Program and Data and Digital Group to efficiently advance robust systems including weather-climate numerical prediction, data assimilation and analysis systems requiring supercomputer ecosystems.

The overall objective of the Research Program is to advance scientific knowledge of weather, climate, oceanography and hydrology, with a focus on the development and application of a world-competitive coupled weather-climate and earth system model and associated systems to meet the current and future needs of the Bureau.

The role entails a close working relationship with other Programs of the Bureau of Meteorology and with the CSIRO Climate Science Centre.

Strategic Thinking – you will develop strategies to ensure that the processes for implementation of the best science is improved and world class.

Fostering Relationships – you will foster an inclusive and collaborative culture within the Research Program and across the senior leadership of the Bureau and particularly with the R2O Program and the Data and Digital Group.

Personal Style – you will bring a highly engaging personal style enabling her/him to lead teams across diverse functions and work closely with other programs. This will be coupled with a high level of energy, creativity and an ability to engage others.



A degree or diploma of an Australian institution, or a comparable overseas qualification which is appropriate to the duties; OR other comparable qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Negative Vetting 1 level.

Whilst Australian citizenship is not a mandatory requirement, the successful applicant will need to have the necessary visa and work rights.

This position is open to international applicants and whilst Australian citizenship is not a mandatory requirement, non-Australian citizens will only be considered if there are not suitable Australian candidates. Any offer of engagement will require the Bureau of Meteorology and the applicant to meet visa and work requirements determined by the Australian Border Force under the Department of Home Affairs.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Dr Gilbert Brunet, 03 9669 4436
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS49-Fri - 29 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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