Risk Engineer – Power Generation (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Financial Services, Insurance

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    2 months ago

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  • Client:


The opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity to work within our Risk Engineering business as a Risk Engineer.  Primarily focussed on the power industry you will be responsible for ensuring that all Risk Engineering is technically and commercially viable and that first-class customer service is achieved and ensuring that all Risk Engineering policies and standards are defined and implemented.

 You will be part of a team who act as an experienced resource to Zurich’s internal Underwriting and Claims teams, Customers and our Global Risk Engineering Network on primarily power generation related Property, Construction, Machinery Breakdown and Liability issues.  

The ideal candidate for this role will have significant power industry experience in either operational, maintenance, design or process safety / supervision role.

This is a home-based position and will require travel to our London office and client sites throughout the UK and internationally.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Main accountabilities:

The role of a Risk Engineer is varied, challenging but very rewarding, therefore accountabilities vary in nature and will include:

  • Assessing Risk Quality and Quantum, for Property Damage and Business Interruption and/or Liability in order to assist Underwriters in Risk Selection.  This will generally be prior to attachment or at renewal, following losses or for new projects.

  • Carrying out Risk Engineering Surveys of power generating facilities, involving established and new technologies and where these form part of other heavy industry sites.  Furnishing underwriters and / or the market with Risk Engineering Reports and the customer with Risk Improvement Recommendations.

  • Attending Risk Engineering Surveys carried out by Brokers’ Engineers where possible and validate their findings to underwriters and/or the market.

  • Initiating Risk Engineering programmes with key clients, such as office visits to review management practices, before site inspections.

  • Advising underwriters on Engineering Risk Issues.

  • Obtaining and/or developing Risk Engineering Methods as appropriate.

  • Consulting and liaising with other underwriters’ engineers on Risk Engineering issues.

  • To support claims validation and investigation processes

  • To provide thought leadership and technical insight into risk features of related industries, including lessons from losses

  • Be fully conversant with the Zurich Risk Engineering proposition, identify and consult with customers and brokers where opportunities exist to generate additional revenue from the provision of additional value add services. 

Your skills and experience:

Successful applications will need to demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Preferred Bachelors Degree in Engineering related subject

  • Proven power generation industry experience

  • Member of Institution of suitable mechanical or electrical engineers (Institute of Engineering and Technology preferred)

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) status or working towards 

  • Good knowledge of power generation processes and related equipment and the economics of the industry

  • Extensive relevant industrial experience in one or more of Design, Operation, Safety, Maintenance etc.

  • Experience in one or more Risk, Reliability & Safety Engineering methodologies, e.g. HazOp, HazAn, Consequence Analysis, Root-Cause Analysis, FMECA etc.

  • Ideally insurance knowledge e.g. risk management programmes, estimated maximum loss concepts and analysis etc.

  • Computer Literate (Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Application Programs)

  • Ability to promptly research a technical issue, using technical references/contacts

The reward:

In return we are offering an attractive salary, plus a generous benefits package including car, bonus and defined contribution pension scheme. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

Who we are:

Are you the kind of person that loves a challenge? A risk consulting role in insurance could be just what you’re looking for! In today’s complex world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. Challenge yourself to find ways to protect the things people love from all kinds of risks, big and small. If that’s not what you first thought about working in insurance, we’re confident we can change your mind. If you want to love what you do, work with us.

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.

Additional Information: 

Regular travel required in line with business requirements.

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.

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