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Severe Wind Hazard Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Canberra

Website GeoscienceAus Geoscience Australia

Applying geoscience to Australia's most important challenges.

The Community Safety Branch (CSB) in the Place and Communities Division develops and delivers independent, authoritative and accessible information and advice on natural hazards and their impacts. By improving the understanding of natural hazards and community exposure, we support stakeholders in Australia and the region in their risk mitigation and community resilience policy and action.

The Branch provides scientific expertise on severe wind events, severe wind hazard and provides severe wind impact information to internal and external stakeholders, including Australian Government organisations, disaster operations centres and international partner organisations. The Branch also develops models and tools to support a wide range of stakeholders to manage natural hazard risk. One of the flagship products from the Branch is the Tropical Cyclone Hazard Assessment (TCHA) for Australia which provides guidance on the likelihood of extreme winds for engineering design criteria, advice and guidance to the insurance and reinsurance sectors on severe wind risk, and informs public safety policies and programs at all levels of government.

This role will have accountability to undertake severe wind hazard research, deliver high-quality advice on severe wind hazards for Australia and the region and contribute to the delivery of tools to ensure discoverability and accessibility of severe wind hazard, impact and risk data. You will need to be able to foster relationships with key stakeholders to achieve work area and agency goals.

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