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Sydney, NSW, AU

Senior Risk Engineer - Mining

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.



About the Role

We are seeking a collaborative and service driven Senior Risk Engineer to join our Property (Mining) business in Australia to provide technical advice to property underwriters in relation to Swiss Re’s mining underwriting business (surface/underground & ore/coal mining and processing facilities, smelting/refining). Support to our power generation business could also be required.

You will advise our underwriters on risk quality and loss estimates in order to achieve a positive risk selection. This is done by reviewing, interpreting and summarising third party technical risk information and 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 considered one of our experts in the Mining industry. This will allow you to contribute to various projects and papers involving best practices, guidelines, U/W tarification, 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 the Team

As a member of our global Risk Engineering Services (RES) community, you will be a full member of the Global RES Mining team, with members located around the world, while also fully embedded in the APAC team. Based on your skills, you will also have the opportunity develop to become a specialist in dedicated core mining/power industries or subject matters. This includes driving various projects, initiatives, development and implementation of strategies, creating standard methodologies, guidelines or papers and industry updates or developing new innovative service offerings. Our highly agile set-up allows a huge degree of job diversity and development opportunities.

About You


  • Several years' work experience in the Mining industry (mining/process unit leader, design, commissioning, maintenance or inspection, project superintendent etc.) is required whilst additional experience in the power generation industry would be advantageous;
  • Tertiary qualifications in mining/mechanical/electrical engineering, geologist, process engineer or equivalent;
  • Previous experience as an insurance risk engineer at a broker or insurance company would be a plus;
  • Experience or strong interest in loss prevention topics (e.g. fire protection; technical risk management);
  • Sound knowledge of local & international loss prevention/fire protection standards (e.g. NFPA or equivalent);
  • Additional languages other than English would be advantageous;
  • Additional languages other than English would be advantageous;
  • (Re)insurance knowledge would be beneficial;
  • Service oriented mindset and a good team player approach is paramount;
  • Good presentation skills, the capacity to work under pressure, and high analytical capacity and a focus on details;
  • Willingness to travel- worldwide.


Do you have a client centric mentality? Are you passionate about your work? If so, we would love to hear from you!


Swiss Re offers modern working arrangements that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences. We currently provide employees with attractive offices, competitive benefits such as 25 days annual leave, 15 days personal leave, work anniversary leave, salary continuance insurance, flu vaccinations and annual health checks.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


We are looking forward to your application!

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