First listed on: 17 November 2023

Operations Manager – Hobart Observing Operations Hub


We are looking for an enthusiastic Hobart Hub Operations Manager. You will join a leadership team of 8 hub managers who are from diverse backgrounds, based around Australia that ensures critical weather observing equipment is maintained and operational to deliver high quality data for forecasting and warnings for the Australian public. 

Who are you? 

You enjoy managing a team of talented hands-on field maintenance staff, weather observers and operational logistics support teams. You enjoy fostering people and technical leaders within your team. You promote a culture of safety first and are comfortable driving organisational change and continuous improvement in processes to support national consistency and operational excellence. 

You are people focused, a strong communicator and organised with a focus on tracking progress against budgets, annual works program, KPIs and workforce management and planning. You are comfortable working within a technical environment and with engineered systems and networks and you enjoy working autonomously but will collaborate closely across the organisation to improve service. 

Who are we? 

Your staff, based at the Operations Hub, travel far and wide into remote areas utilising 4WDs, planes, sea vessels, and helicopters to maintain service delivery within the various instrumentation networks. This includes: 

  • Rain Radars 
  • Automatic Weather Stations (AWS)
  • Upper-Air monitoring systems (Sounding Balloons)
  • Sea Level Monitoring Stations and Wave Buoys
  • Solar radiation & Ozone stations
  • Satellite ground reception and space weather instruments
  • Flood warning / rainfall monitoring systems 
  • Cooperative observers, volunteer rainfall stations
  • Communications, telemetry and instrumentation systems

Your area of responsibility is Tasmania, offshore Islands, Mawson, Davis and Casey Antarctic Stations and Macquarie Island.

We strive to deliver exceptional customer service, as we engage with stakeholders, contractors, support staff and the Australian public. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that prioritises the health, safety and wellbeing of all our staff.

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