Climate Observing Station Manager - Climate Research Lab - Research Services (reposted)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Date of Posting: 
August 7, 2013
Climate Research Lab - Research Services
Climate Observing Station Manager (reposted)
Term Position
Hours of Work: 

Flexible, not exceeding 120 hours per month

$25 per hour not exceeding 120 hours per month (or $3,000), contract shall not exceed $12,000

August 2013 to November 30, 2013 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

 The Climate Research Lab seeks an experienced highly organized, motivated person with positive attitude and knowledge of climate change as a Climate Observing Station Manager.
The Climate Observing Station Manager will be responsible for the following:
1. Examining the location of climate stations across PEI, identifying the spatial and temporal climate variables measured (esp. temperature and precipitation) and ascertaining if there are any gaps in the network;
2. Ordering (paperwork) necessary for the UPEI purchase of 5 more automated climate stations similar to those 5 in UPEI possession, as well as 30 new `volunteer` units (to match existing UPEI volunteer units) ;
3. Arranging (paperwork) for the construction of sixty (60) Stephenson screens (either Holland College wood shop or contractor) as per World Meteorological Organization (WMO) specifications;
4. Arranging (requests and paperwork) for the purchase of historical climate data from various sources;
5. Evaluating, identifying and nominating of site locations for the 13 automated stations (and any additional stations) based on objectives of the network; scientific data, objectives and recommendations from the UPEI Climate Lab`s Instrumentation committee; security and accessibility; and World Meteorological Organization standards;
6. Arranging and chairing a meeting of the UPEI Climate Lab`s Instrumentation Committee to present nominations for new site locations, and gaining approvals for the next 15 station installations;
7. Assessing each location to ensure the climate station will function properly, or identify, design, and obtain approval for any changes to site prior to installation. Design protocol for data collection.
8. Install climate equipment to collect climate observations, including quality control and quality assurance checks.

A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent; Masters Degree knowledge of climate change issues; experience in project management; experience working with planning groups; and skills in equipment assembly, quality testing and report writing.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and references to be received no later than the closing date to Please ensure that your first and last name and the competition number are included in the email subject line. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

D. Jardine

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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