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Armonk, NY, US San Francisco, CA, US Marlton, NJ, US Needham, MA, US Los Angeles, CA, US Houston, TX, US New York, NY, US Alpharetta, GA, US Austin, TX, US Seattle, WA, US Denver, CO, US Schaumburg, IL, US Dallas, TX, US Philadelphia, PA, US Kansas City, MO, US Windsor, CT, US Fort Wayne, IN, US

Senior Risk Engineer (Utilities & Power)


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Risk Engineer to join our Property business segment in United States/Canada and provide technical advice to property underwriters especially with regards to Power and Utilities Underwriting business (simple/combined cycle power plants, conventional steam power plants, reciprocating engines, hydro electrical plants and renewable energy) and our ELPRO (Electricity Price and Outage) business.

You will advise our underwriters on risk quality, loss estimates, loss prevention measures and capacity allocation for our Power and Utilities book of business. This is done by reviewing, interpreting and summarizing third party technical risk information (desktop risk analysis). It also encompasses on-site risk inspections and operations reviews to verify our clients' risk mitigation approaches and to provide clients with risk improvement suggestions. In this role you will closely interact with underwriters and other internal clients.

As a member of our global Risk Engineering Services (RES) team you will be one of our experts in this dedicated core industry. This will allow you to contribute to various projects and papers involving best practices, guidelines, technology and industry updates.

This role has global responsibilities and the team come from a diverse range of backgrounds, so you should be comfortable working in a truly international environment.


About You:

  • You are a Mechanical / Electrical engineer with several years' experience in the power industry (design, installation/construction, commissioning, maintenance or inspection superintendent, etc.);
  • You will have experience or a strong interest in loss prevention topics (e.g. fire protection, machinery breakdown, technical risk management;
  • Sound knowledge of international loss prevention/fire protection standards (e.g. NFPA or equivalent) is important;
  • Previous experiences as "insurance" risk engineer would be ideal as well as experience in other Energy lines (Mining or Oil & Gas);
  • You have strong communication, negotiation and presenting skills, an entrepreneurial attitude, and a service mindset;
  • You are a strong teammate but also able to work independently often under pressure;
  • Language skills: English (Spanish or other could be advantageous);
  • You do not mind travelling once the world opens up.


About the Team:

The RES Power and Utilities is part of RES Energy and conformed of eight engineers located worldwide. All team members have different backgrounds and experiences in both conventional and renewable power generation.

We have a wide collaboration with the market leading manufacturers within the different power generation branches, which puts us at the leading edge for new developments and technologies.



Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 100670 



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