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Risk Engineer or Senior Risk Engineer


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 either a Risk Engineer or Senior Risk Engineer to join our Risk Engineering Services – Property Team.


  • You will closely interact with clients and brokers as part of the production / underwriting / servicing team of Swiss Re's Central Region.
  • Collaborating with and advising our underwriters on risk quality and exposure in order to achieve a preferable risk selection. This is done by reviewing, interpreting and summarizing third party technical risk information (desktop risk assessment).
  • This role also encompasses on-site risk assessments and operations reviews to verify our clients' or perspective client's risk mitigation approaches and to provide clients with risk improvement suggestions.
  • Further, to support Swiss Re's expansion in the direct insurance, primary lead business, and international business you will serve as an account engineer for clients written out of Swiss Re's Central Region. 
  • Preparation of loss control reports, underwriting account assessment reports, written project and plan reviews for manufacturing occupancies such as plastic workers, machine shops, assembly plants, warehousing, etc.  Knowledge of layout and construction, fire protection systems (sprinkler systems, alarm systems, etc.) and human element property conservation programs (i.e. Hot Work Permit Program, Fire Protection Impairment Supervision Program, etc.) is fundamentally important. 
  • Account engineering expectations include developing customer service plans, negotiating fees, coordinating field servicing, vendor management and interacting with the underwriter, broker and client to serve and meet the needs of our customers.


About You


  • Engineering degree - preferably chemical / mechanical / industrial / civil (Equivalent experience/degree can be considered)
  • Risk Engineer:  Recommended three to five years loss prevention experience in North America as a field engineer and/or some experience as an account engineer
  • Sr. Risk Engineer:  Recommended seven to ten years loss prevention experience in North America as a field engineer along with experience serving as an account engineer
  • Property insurance background, or combination of property insurance and industrial experience
  • Expertise in property loss prevention and loss control for a broad range of industries and commercial businesses (i.e. - general manufacturing, plastic working, food, real estate, retail, warehousing, metal working, health care, hospitality, etc.)
  • Specialized industry expertise / experience (i.e. – chemical, steel, automotive, pharmaceutical, telecom, semiconductor, etc.)
  • Strong understanding and expertise associated with NatCat exposures – Earthquake / Flood / Windstorm / etc.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA standards as well as practical knowledge of Factory Mutual data sheets or similar Highly Protected Risk (HPR) standards
  • Ability to develop maximum possible loss and anticipated loss potential scenarios in line with property insurance industry practices
  • Link loss prevention expertise with loss experience to enable emerging loss trends analysis and collaboration across RES, underwriting and claims
  • Experience / expertise with data analytics, benchmarking, portfolio risk management and/or automation capabilities
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office products)
  • Business sense, team player, customer commitment & service mindset


About the Team

As a member of our global Risk Engineering Services (RES) team, you will contribute to various projects and papers involving best practices, guidelines, underwriting costing, industry updates, as well as conducting seminars and technical training sessions.  This team approach also allows engineers to provide support and step in for missing expertise/resource gaps at other RES locations (globally).


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: 105609 



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