Climate Data Scientist

Job title: Climate Data Scientist

Company: Pexa

Job description: Hi, we’re PEXA

Every time a house is bought, sold or refinanced in Australia your lawyer, conveyancer and lender will most likely use a digital platform to settle your property, this is where we come in. PEXA’s world-first digital settlement platform has revolutionised the way we exchange property in Australia helping over 20,000 people a week safely settle their homes. And this is just the beginning. Our data and insights are helping organisations unlock the intel they need to drive change and possibilities.

Since starting our journey in 2010, we now employ a team of over 1,000 people working across multiple continents. We’re still growing, innovating and looking ahead, but behind our greatest achievements, there is a team of curious creators and big thinkers. That’s why, we’re looking for ambitious people like yourself to join the team.

About The Role

Working within the Climate Resilience Solutions team within PEXA, you will collaborate closely with data engineers, scientists, GIS analysts, and product owners. Reporting to the Head of Climate Analytics, you will apply cutting-edge research to develop leading methods for natural peril and climate risk assessment, benefiting our core business, clients, and new prospects.

What You’ll Do

  • Research climate change at global, regional, and local levels.
  • Manage, clean, and interpret data sets, ensuring data integrity and adherence to ethical and security standards.
  • Apply data science techniques such as predictive modeling and statistical inference.
  • Enhance data science processes and best practices within the team to address business challenges effectively.
  • Maintain natural catastrophe modeling capabilities in the region, focusing on projecting the impacts of climate change.
  • Perform event response analytics following natural catastrophe events.
  • Develop efficient approaches to solving analytical problems and communicate results and methodologies to various audiences.
  • Identify available internal and external data sources, implementing new data collection processes.
  • Collaborate with industry and subject matter experts to explore relevant sources of natural peril and climate risk information.
  • Develop models and methodologies based on industry best practices for climate change scenario analysis and natural hazard modeling.
  • stay abreast of legislation and the climate regulatory framework and disclosures

What You’ll Bring

  • Strong understanding of climate change and risk and resilience concepts.
  • 3-5 years of industry experience, working with climate and geospatial data.
  • Experience in natural catastrophe modelling or climate risk analytics.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of sectors such as Financial Institutions and Property.
  • Relevant qualifications in environmental engineering, statistics, climate science, earth sciences, or a related field.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and the ability to investigate and interpret environmental and climate data.
  • Proven track record of driving climate resilience and climate change adaptation outcomes in large, complex organisations.


A career at PEXA starts with you!

If you think you have the required skills, an appetite to learn and would be a great fit, we’d love to hear from you – even if you don’t tick all the boxes. At PEXA we support your growth and help you discover your full potential.

Why join us

  • Flexibility is in our DNA, with no set office days – work from any location in Australia
  • Your holistic wellbeing is important to us. Enjoy meditation, yoga, boxing classes and a wellness day each month to recharge!
  • We know that work is just one aspect of your life. That’s why we offer up to 12 weeks ‘workcation’ for you to extend personal travel time and work remotely
  • Take the opportunity to purchase up to four weeks additional annual leave per year
  • Learn from the best and upskill with PEXA Academy certifications and grow your career

Our commitment to our people and a better future

At PEXA we want you to embrace your best self each day, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and participate, so that every person can reach their full potential. We want our people to feel equally valued, supported and celebrated. With market-leading benefits that make a difference, we’re committed to supporting individuals, families and carers. Your culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and other attributes make you unique! We couldn’t be prouder to have a team that reflects the richness of our wider community.

We’re a proud ‘Circle Back Initiative’ Employer and commit to responding to every applicant.

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A career at PEXA is exciting, challenging and rewarding, and we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join the team. You can learn more about life at PEXA on our and too.

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Location: Sydney, NSW

Job date: Fri, 09 Feb 2024 02:41:26 GMT

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