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Toronto, ON, CA

Senior Risk Engineer, Property

Corporate Title: Vice President 

Division: CSB-Underwriting CorSo (51002085)

Department: CSBN-Risk Engineering Services (50004639)

Recruiter: Rebecca Yoo

Hiring Manager: Thomas A Ruppenthal

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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. 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.


About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Risk Engineer to join our Risk Engineering Services – Americas - Property team.


  • Serve as an Account Engineer for customers whose property insurance programs are written out of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' North America Region, with primary focus on Canadian Region business. 
  • Develop customer service plans, negotiate fees, coordinate account field servicing to be done either by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' own risk engineers or by trusted service partners.
  • Closely interact with customers, underwriters, and brokers as part of the production, underwriting, and servicing lifecycle of accounts.
  • Collaborate with and advise underwriters on risk quality and exposure of existing accounts and new business, in order to achieve a preferable risk selection. This is done by reviewing, interpreting, and summarizing risk assessments conducted by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions risk engineers, by service partners, as well as third party technical risk information (desktop risk assessment).
  • On occasion, conduct on-site risk assessments and operations reviews to verify our customers' or prospect customer's risk mitigation approaches and to provide customers with risk improvement suggestions.
  • Prepare external loss control and internal underwriting information reports and review project plans.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Customer Distribution Management and Claims departments while servicing existing customers or prospecting new business.


About You

The ideal candidate should have:

  • An engineering degree - preferably chemical / mechanical / industrial / civil (Equivalent experience/degree can be considered)
  • Recommended 5 to 10 years loss prevention experience in North America as a field engineer and/or preferably 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, including general manufacturing, plastic working, food, real estate, retail, warehousing, metal working, health care, and hospitality.
  • Specialized experience and expertise in the forestry industry (Pulp & Paper / BLRB's, woodworking, sawmills, and board plants)
  • Other specialized industry expertise / experience (i.e. – chemical, steel, automotive, pharmaceutical, telecom, etc.)
  • Machinery breakdown experience / expertise is a plus.
  • 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, anticipated loss potential and normal loss potential scenarios in line with property insurance industry practices
  • Strong understanding and expertise associated with NatCat exposures – Earthquake / Flood / Windstorm / etc.
  • 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 customer facing and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office products)
  • Business sense, team player, customer commitment & service mindset


International Programs Expertise


In this role, the candidate selected will have to serve as account engineer for international programs, either on North America borne accounts or on accounts from other regions whose servicing is required in North America. Therefore, the ideal candidate should also have:


  • Experience with servicing International Program business customers including a full complement of service offerings (i.e. – global fronting, and lead risk engineering services).
  • Knowledge in developing fee for service risk engineering proposals and quotations on global programs.
  • Expertise in working with a global risk engineering network and providing risk engineering support for global customers.
  • Ability to work with a variety of global loss prevention standards.



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 and their passion for sustainability.


Keywords: Engineer, Property 

Reference Code: 124422 



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