Zurich, ZH, CH


Intern Engineering Support 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Programme

The internship is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and will last minimum six months. The start date would ideally 1. May 2019.


About the role

You will support our Risk Engineering team for the mining and utilities business by analysing losses, updating our equipment database, carrying out Internet and database research, improving our tool for the calculation of loss scenarios and supporting our engineers in their daily activities. We will expect you to commit to working fulltime for a minimum of 6 to 8 months


Key tasks and responsibilities for this very exciting position include:

  • Loss data analytics and based on the findings find ways to improve our tools
  • Database research
  • Support the team in different analytic task beside the loss data
  • Improve the MPL (maximum possible loss) tool
  • Craft reports and presentations around the findings and communicate these to project partners
  • Prepare presentations on different technical topics related to Utilities and Mining 


About the team

We are a team of 20 Engineer responsible for providing technical advice to property underwriters especially with regards to Swiss Re's mining business (surface/underground & ore/coal mining and processing facilities, smelting/refining) as well as utilities business (combined cycle power plants, conventional steam power plants, hydro electrical plants and renewable energy). We advise our underwriters on risk quality, loss estimates, capacity allocation and loss prevention measures for large mining and utilities accounts.


About You

  • Bachelor or Master in natural science (e.g. physics) electrical or mechanical engineering or equivalent 
  • Good technical understanding of power plant technology or related industries
  • Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Self-motivated & open-minded: you thrive in an environment where you have room to identify the next step on your own, asking for help proactively
  • Very good knowledge of excel, VBA, experience with databases programming
  • Good knowledge of excel, experience with databases programming
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Reliable, open-minded, creative and enthusiastic
  • Delivers high quality work also under pressure
  • Excellent oral and written English, other language like German, French are a plus

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