Property & Climate Change Consultant/Risk Engineer - Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time

Property & Climate Change Consultant/Risk Engineer - Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time

Location: Home-Based

Closing Date: 13th July 2021

The opportunity

We have opportunity for a Property & Climate Change Consultant to join our diverse, passionate team.

Zurich Resilience Solutions is pivotal to supporting our customers internally and externally, with market leading risk management solutions which include survey programmes, account management, thought leadership advice and much more. The role of a Risk Engineering Consultant is a fantastically diverse and rewarding role which includes dedicated customer service account management, technical credibility, project management and a consultative approach to Risk Management.

We are looking for an experienced candidate to provide sustainability and resilience practices to our internal and external customers in further developing our portfolio of climate change and natural hazard solutions in the UK and internationally.

The ideal candidate will have experience in leading climate change, natural hazard, and environmental sustainability projects, this could be with corporate organisations, local authority or charities. An insurance background is not necessary.

Key Accountabilities;

  • Perform multi-location natural hazard mapping and analyses
  • Assist customers in limiting their exposure to natural hazards within the UK and Internationally
  • Deliver physical climate risk assessments and provide related advisory services assessing the impact of climate change on future flood risk and advising on adaptation in the natural environment
  • Assist customers with the development of sustainability strategies and support integration into delivery and disclosure
  • Leading project/tasks and working within teams to deliver climate change, natural hazard and sustainability related projects
  • Work across several projects and proposals, including infrastructure and major project climate assessments, sustainable infrastructure, climate change & sustainability strategy, carbon footprint and net zero planning enterprises
  • Prioritise individual workload to efficiently and effectively deliver for our customers in line with Global metrics
  • Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience working with organisational protection measures for natural hazards
  • Demonstrated experience in advising on and integrating low carbon and resilient solutions into infrastructure design and business planning
  • In-depth understanding of climate change science, natural hazards and the practical implementation
  • Practical experience and technical expertise in one or more of the following fields: climate change mitigation analysis, low carbon technologies and energy efficiency, climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment, greenhouse gas emissions inventories/assessment, emissions trading systems, Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) system development, climate change policy development/analysis
  • Knowledge of UK/EU/UN climate change legislation and processes.
  • A science-based background relevant MSc or equivalent qualification in Sustainability, Carbon, Natural Hazards, Energy or similar
  • Seize opportunities to innovate by rapidly applying market and customer insights
  • Build trusted relationships and promote collaborative teamwork, seeking diverse perspectives from internal and external partners
  • Tailor solutions in the best interests of our customers, understanding the evolving landscape and future needs
  • The Reward

    The salary offered for this role is up to £60k, dependingn on experience. As well as this we offer the the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 3 paid volunteering days
  • Fully expensed Company car (via Zenith)
  • 12% pension contribution
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted will writing service
  • In addition to the above Zurich off a wide range of other benefits including flexible working, shared parental leave, company wellbeing programme and much more. This role is available full-time, as a job-share or part-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.

    Who we are:

    With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

    You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

    Further information:

    At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

    With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

    We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

    We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.