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Head Engineering & Construction North America


Head Engineering & Construction North America 

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:

Are you looking for an opportunity in the Engineering & Construction (E&C) sector where you work in a dynamic and fast-growing environment with a high degree of multi-functional collaboration? Do you like to work for the collective success of a multi-disciplinary team? We are seeking a Regional Head Engineering & Construction North America who is attracted to working in such an environment.


The Regional Head E&C NA is a leader with a vision for Engineering & Construction and the mandate to drive the growth of the engineering regional wholesale and retail business in NA in close collaboration with various regional partners.


The market and client facing part of this role requires you to cultivate business origination and cross-selling with other LoBs, to drive the regional E&C strategy, to raise SR CorSo's market profile, to expand the product offering as well as to define the distribution strategy for the various markets in close collaboration with Customer Distribution & Management (CDM). You will work well with your respective broker counterparts and clients and maintain an active network, facilitating consistent and sustainable business development.


As Regional Head E&C NA, you will report into the Head of General Property & Specialty NA with a dotted reporting line to the global Head E&C, be a member of the global E&C Senior Leadership Team and lead the regional team of E&C underwriters. Further, you will be accountable for the P&L of the NA portfolio and ensure profitable growth as well as full compliance with the applicable underwriting standards, referral guidelines and standard methodologies.


As a member of the global Engineering & Construction community you will act as a point of reference on technical issues in the region and in support of the global team and keep track of new technologies and market trends in the engineering industry.


About The Team:

You will be part of an international team with local colleagues in the USA (NYC & Chicago) and Canada (Toronto) and have an opportunity to expand it to other HUB offices like, Houston, Los Angles, San Francisco and Vancouver – Canada.


You will liaise closely with colleagues of the global Engineering & Construction community as well as regional teams for CDM, RES, and Business Services to foster the growth of a profitable portfolio.

The team has a broad variety of different technical and scientific backgrounds and the excellent technical expertise is complemented by a strong team spirit looking for delivering the best solution.


About You:

  • University Degree in engineering discipline (i.e. chartered engineer status in civil, mechanical, chemical or process engineering) or comparable education with strong affinity to engineering & construction industry
  • MBA or postgraduate degree in economics, finance or business administration is considered an advantage
  • Minimum of ten years of experience as a professional engineer in the industry, ideally including managerial roles, site experience with construction/erection supervision and testing/commissioning responsibilities of large investment projects
  • Minimum of ten years engineering underwriting experience with a primary insurance or reinsurance company
  • Broad network in the North America region (retail brokers, corporate risk managers, insurance professionals)
  • Experience in setting challenging yet meaningful targets and consistency in achieving results
  • Proven track record in leading teams spread across different locations
  • Strong ability to plan, articulate and execute a leadership vision
  • Experience and relationships which will help position Corporate Solution's product offering in the markets
  • Excellent analytical skills, business insight and visionary mindset
  • Sound strategic and consistent decision-making skills
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and social skills
  • Thought-provoking talent leader with strong motivational skills


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.


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