MSC Cruises

Marine Meteorology Manager

MSC Cruises
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April 1, 2024


The role of Manager, Marine Meteorology holds significant importance within the MSC Cruise Management team. As a vital member of our Maritime Support and Crisis Response department, this position will primarily concentrate on optimizing the weather-based routing for the MSC Cruises & Explora Journeys global fleet. This includes a keen focus on monitoring both sea and port conditions that our ships may encounter.

Additionally, the Manager, Marine Meteorology will play a pivotal role in educating other department members to enhance their ability to assess these conditions effectively.

This role is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our guests and crew by providing proactive weather forecasts and operational recommendations.


Responsible for direct communication and coordination with the senior leadership team at MSC Cruise Management ashore, as well as maintaining regular contact with the global fleet of MSC Cruises & Explora Journeys, including ship captains and senior officers. This interaction is vital for determining the safest and least disruptive voyage and port call strategies when adverse weather conditions occur. Additionally, tasked with the analysis and creation of localized weather climatology data for global locations using advanced machine learning and statistical databases.

· Ensuring swift and urgent communication to relevant teams and personnel when action is required in response to potentially hazardous weather systems.

· Evaluates and manages weather related technical systems and planning tools for fleet operations and Newbuild projects.

· Supervising onboard weather training programs and offering guidance to shipboard teams.

· Providing expert advice and support to the Energy Efficiency & Itinerary departments in identifying weather-related opportunities for fuel savings.

· Providing daily briefings and tailored reports through an overview of the weather forecast affecting all MSC assets. Offering weather-related support and guidance to the MSC Cruises & Explora Journeys fleet as needed, with a particular focus on prioritizing critical weather events such as tropical cyclones, ocean storms, cold fronts, long period swells, excessive winds, etc., which may necessitate vessel and itinerary adjustments.


· Existing experience working as an Operational Meteorologist or similar is an advantage

· Bachelor's degree or above in Meteorology and Oceanography / Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, or similar.

· Five to seven years experience with maritime meteorology in a forecasting capacity

· Experienced working with open ocean vessel weather routing and ship-related maritime ocean and port weather hazards

· A strong understanding of Atmospheric Dynamics, Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Atmospheric Physics

· A strong understanding of Synoptic and Mesoscale Meteorology

· Experienced working with Atmospheric Measuring / Remote Sensing with Satellite / Radar Meteorology

· Numerical weather prediction experience· Well developed IT Skills, including full coverage of Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to perform data analysis, modelling and visualisation to allow inferences about the atmosphere, and to allow numerical and statistical based solutions to arising issues

· Ability to apply machine learning (AI) and statistical approach to climatological databases is an advantage


The existing right to work in the UK is preferred.

Language Requirements

Good knowledge of the English language is required.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises


MSC Cruises has grown exponentially since 2003. In such a short time, we have built a fleet of 21 modern and most environmentally advanced ships!

With our constant expansion, our fleet will grow in capacity with the arrival of eight new ships in three different classes by 2027.

One of our latest ships – MSC World Europa – was delivered in 2022, inaugurating the World Class. It is our largest cruise ship to date, with a capacity of over 6,700 passengers, served by more than 2,000 crew members.

In 2022 we also inaugurated the MSC Seascape which features new immersive high-tech entertainment with innovative technology that provides guests with endless leisure options.

From 2023 MSC Cruises will enter the Luxury segment by launching its first of four Explora Journeys ships. The ships will be equipped with the best and latest environmental technology and bestowed with a highly-innovative design.

Career Opportunities

With four new mega-ships and four Luxury ships to be built and delivered between 2023 and 2027, the biggest and most important challenge for MSC Cruises is to find, recruit and train a high number of new crew members needed to provide the service, fun and safety that have become hallmarks of MSC Cruises.

This massive project is already well under way. The Human Resources Team is not only working to recruit the best talents but is also visiting our manning agencies and hiring partners around the world to ensure that the right people and facilities are in place to prepare this ‘army’ of new crew members for their life at sea.

We need motivated and ambitious crew members who work with passion and understand the value of a smile.

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