Climate Risk Engines Pty Ltd

Senior Data Scientist - Climate Related

Job description


XDI/Climate Risk is a specialist risk analysis company that helps organisations understand how climate change will affect their physical assets. We translate climate impact modelling into decision-ready metrics for government agencies, infrastructure managers, service providers, the real estate industry, and some of the world’s largest financial institutions. We regularly collaborate on non-profit projects with NGOs and academics.

XDI/Climate Risk provides high-quality automated quantitative analysis and viable solutions for climate adaptation anchored in sound science. This helps organisations make informed decisions regarding climate impacts to their operations. Our work shapes their planning and helps them better serve the communities they are responsible to.

Interested in some of the work we’ve done?
  • This year's Uninsurable Nation report by the Climate Council is backed by our data:
  • Read this ABC article based on our analysis, that includes an interview with one of our founders:
  • This expert witness testimony we provided in the recent mine expansion case against the Minister for the Environment:
  • Try out some of the features of our system at or
You’ll be joining a team of analysts, climate scientists, and developers at an exciting time as the organisation prepares for its next stage of growth. Our ultimate purpose is to enable humanity to avoid dangerous climate change, and we need your help to make that happen.

About You
  • Motivated to use your skills to solve important global problems
  • Passionate about your craft and keen to grow as a scientist, to educate others, and collaborate with the broader scientific community
  • Desire to contribute to our mission to shift the dial on climate change, help design new methodologies and ensure that existing methodologies are rigorous and reliable
  • Minimum Masters level qualifications in data science, statistics
  • Experience with programming, including Python.
  • Experience collaborating across disciplines e.g., scientists, software developers, analysts etc.
  • Ability to deliver complex projects on time and to budget.
  • Clear communicator, keen to help convey complex scientific narratives with accuracy, nuance and style
  • Experience working in teams
  • Permanent role
  • Flexibility with the option to structure hours around other commitments
  • Flexibility/WFH with offices in Sydney, Adelaide and Newcastle
  • Exposure to climate science, risk modelling, and data analysis, statistics, machine learning
  • A chance to help society tackle climate change and work on projects you can be proud of
  • We're continuing to build our diverse and equal team - people from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
  • We're currently scaling our systems to handle recent growth
  • We're passionate about action on climate change & social justice, and we hope you are too. This is a time of rapid change in the climate debate. Your work will contribute to the global push for just transitions to a low-carbon economy and climate resilient communities.
  • Mid – Senior level industry experience
  • Experience with climate science, atmospheric physics, earth sciences including extremes analysis
  • Experience with geospatial data and scientific uncertainty.
  • Experience with economic or financial modelling
  • Experience with agile methodologies and software development
Key Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively with a team of scientists, mathematicians and engineers to develop solutions to the scientific problems facing the business.
  • Work on projects focussed on managing uncertainty in the data and the mathematical and computational techniques we use to estimate climate-related risks.
  • Execute special research projects either individually or by managing a junior team concerning climate hazards and computation of impacts.
  • Manage multiple projects in collaboration with a team of scientists and multiple other teams in the organisation.
  • Publish research in peer reviewed journals where appropriate.
  • Support and mentor junior scientists.

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