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Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, HK

Senior Risk Engineer- Renewable Energy Wind & Solar Construction Business

About the Role

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is looking for a risk engineer to work in our Energy & Construction (E&C) business segment and provide technical advice to the E&C underwriters with the main focus being on the construction and operational wind energy business (Onshore and offshore). In addition, experience with other types of renewable business such as solar or battery storage systems and power plants would be a plus. You will help our underwriters on assessing risk quality, loss estimates, natural hazard exposures, capacity allocation and loss prevention measures. You will also support our claims team from a technical standpoint during the claims process for the wind energy business (projects and operational). You will also have an active support role in the Centre of Competence for Wind.


As a member of our global Risk Engineering Services (RES) team, you will be our expert for the on- and off-shore wind and solar energy projects, but also provide support to the broader utilities team where required. Especially for the following topics:


  • Maintain and actively build up detailed technical knowledge related to wind turbines (on- and off- shore)
  • Actively support/contribute to Underwriting with Risk Engineering knowledge and expertise (costing tools, risk selection, wording/clauses). Also active engagement in claims team including transfer of this knowledge/lessons learnt to Underwriting and Risk Engineering.
  • Maintain and actively build up technical knowledge related to standards and certification of wind turbines/farms on- and off-shore
  • Maintain and actively build up detailed technical knowledge related to offshore wind energy, such as Offshore substations, Windfarm layout, Export and array cables, Foundations for fixed and floating structures.
  • Maintain and actively build up detailed technical knowledge related to marine operations in general and specifically related to installation of cables, foundations and substations.
  • Actively promote Swiss Re as a leading renewable insurance carrier by giving talks and presenting at international conferences.


About the Team

We are a team of engineers with various technical backgrounds that provides technical advice to E&C and property underwriters especially in regards to Swiss Re Corporate Solutions utilities business (On- and offshore wind turbine projects, combined cycle power plants, conventional steam power plants, hydro electrical plants and renewable energy) We have a good technical community where the level of collaboration is high as well as where the work environment is dynamic which for you, would provide a great opportunity.

This will allow you to contribute to various projects and papers involving best practices guidelines, technology and industry updates.

This role has global responsibilities, so you should be comfortable working in a truly international environment.

This opportunity is open for a position based in APAC. The preferred locations are Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong.


About You

  • Mechanical / Electrical/ Marine engineer
  • Previous experience as project manager or package manager in the offshore and onshore wind turbine business.
  • Experience as a construction engineer in the offshore and onshore wind turbine business especially when it comes to turbine models, piles, towers, nacelle, cable, foundations, etc.
  • Experience in and knowledge of marine operations
  • Several years of experience in the power industry (design, commissioning, maintenance or inspection superintendent, etc.) would be of an advantage
  • Experience as an "insurance" risk engineer would be appreciated but is not a requirement
  • Experience or strong interest in loss prevention topics (e.g. fire protection; technical risk management)
  • Sound knowledge of international loss prevention/fire protection standards (e.g. NFPA, IEC and UL guidelines or equivalent).
  • Insurance knowledge would be a plus
  • Proficiency level in spoken and written English (mandatory) and Mandarin (traditional and/or simplified) on negotiation level
  • Service oriented approach
  • A good team player approach is paramount
  • Good presentation skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure, multi-tasking
  • High analytical capacity and focus on details
  • Business travel within the Asia Pacific region is expected




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.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.


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