Risk Engineer - Downstream Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

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This is a great opportunity to work within our Risk Engineering business as a Downstream Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Risk Engineer. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that all Risk Engineering is technically and commercially viable by providing first class customer service, either directly or by sub-contracted consultants, and ensuring that all Risk Engineering policies and standards are clearly defined and implemented.

As a Subject Matter Expert, you will act as an expert resource to teams in Underwriting and Claims, Customers and the Risk Engineering Network on OGP related Property, Business Interruption, Construction, Machinery Breakdown and Liability/Environmental issues. 

This is a home-based role and will require travel to our London office and client sites internationally.

The role of a Risk Engineer is varied and challenging but very rewarding. Accountabilities vary in nature and will include:

  • To assist underwriters by assessing risk quality and estimating maximum loss potential for Property Damage, Business Interruption and Liability.
  • To carry out site based risk engineering surveys of worldwide production facilities and produce clear technical reports for internal or external distribution. 
  • To assess broker submissions and survey reports to produce desk top risk assessments for other production facilities.
  • To support claims validation and investigation processes.
  • To provide thought leadership and technical insight on risk features of related industries, including lessons from losses.
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  • Successful applications will need to demonstrate the following requirements:
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering (Chemical / Mechanical) preferred
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) status or working towards.
  • Extensive industrial experience of large scale downstream plant operations such as refineries, petrochemical plants or LNG facilities. This should include operational experience of production, maintenance and plant integrity, technical support, unit start-ups, etc. 
  • Ability to produce concise and accurate technical reports in a timely manner.
  • The ideal candidate will have existing knowledge of the insurance market.

  • • 12% pension contribution
    • 25 days holiday, plus an additional 3 volunteering days
    • Company annual bonus scheme
    • Essential User Car
    • Home worker allowances

    We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need. 

    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.