Atmospheric Scientist

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About This Position

Cermak Peterka Petersen’s staff is comprised of industry-leading Wind Engineers, and our customers include many of the world’s top architects and engineers.  We operate two boundary-layer wind tunnels in our laboratory in Windsor, located along the front range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, one wind tunnel in Sydney, Australia, and a tunnel in Malaysia, along with several offices around the world.

We are currently searching for an Atmospheric Scientist for our Weather & Climate Insights team, whose primary duties will be focused on wind statistical analysis and climate analytics and communicating results to engineers and clients.

Primary Duties

  • Interpret and communicate wind climate characteristics
  • Identify representative climate data sets for various climate-related engineering studies from sources such as NCEI, and evaluate and perform quality control checks to produce datasets for analysis
  • Identify extreme weather events and classify into storm types in historical datasets
  • Perform basic and advanced statistical analyses, such as parent distribution and extreme value analysis on wind and snow data
  • Advanced analysis techniques, tooling, and processes used by the Weather & Climate Insights team
  • Write technical reports and communicate findings to engineers and clients

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science (or similar) or Engineering
  • Knowledge of extreme weather processes or boundary layer engineering
  • Efficiency in programming languages such as Python, MATLAB
  • Strong English-language communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Any of the following considered an asset:
    • Experience with mesoscale models (i.e. WRF) and/or reanalysis datasets
    • Database or GIS skills
    • Knowledge of building code provisions for wind and climate

Salary Range: $70,000 – $90,000 (USD)/$95,000 – $122,000 (CAD) per year

CPP offers a competitive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, LTD, STD, and 401K.  We are an equal-opportunity employer.

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    Windsor, Colorado 80550


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