Risk Engineers/Risk Analysts PT, job-share, FT and flex work
Location: Home based with travel – Northern Ireland
Are you a Risk Manager, Fire or Climate Specialist, Project Manager, Mechanical or Design Engineer, do you work in Facilities Management, building telematics, Insurance Property assessment, underwriting or claims, building design………whatever you do, we could be interested, the scope of this role is broad and exciting. We are looking for someone who has passion, enthusiasm and a proven track record.
We look to attract diverse talent who can look at the broader challenges faced by companies/organisations. Not just focusing on their insured losses, but their Total Cost of Risk. Ensuring effective risk-based decisions are made and provide integrated & innovative solutions. To help and support customers to understand and improve their risk profile, increasing profitability and protecting customers interests.
A challenging and rewarding role customer service, technical credibility, project management and consultancy experience are essential. You’ll want to lead the charge when it comes to creative solutions and will be full of ideas around how we can look at new ways to do this.
Our team are known as “thought leaders” in the industry and we pride ourselves on understanding what drives our customers, building lasting relationships to provide a level of excellence we think sets us apart.
Our commitments to Diversity & Inclusion as well as Corporate Social Responsibility, including Sustainability, demonstrates our commitment to stand for what is right. Additionally, at Zurich you will have the advantage of working with colleagues across the globe to achieve the best customer outcome.
This opportunity is based in Northern Ireland and the successful applicant will be part of the UK Risk Engineering Property and Energy Practice. The role will be primarily focused on our Commercial Property business assisting our underwriters and customers in understanding and improving risk and generating revenue from the provision of consulting services. There may be a requirement to undertake work outside of Northern Ireland depending on demand within the Practice.
The role is home based and will require elements of travel and flexibility. The role is customer facing and acts as a technical resource to our customers and our business partners in Underwriting and Claims. We are looking for people with experience in understanding the risks that businesses face relating to fire, non-fire perils and the impact of business interruption and how these risks can be mitigated through risk improvement programmes. An insurance background is not essential, those from industry and commercial undertakings will be considered.
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
The role is varied, challenging but very rewarding, therefore accountabilities can be diverse in nature but will include:
Assessing Risk Quality and Loss Exposures for Property Damage and Business Interruption in order to assist Underwriters in Risk Selection. This will generally be prior to inception or at renewal, following losses or acquisitions.
Carrying out Risk Engineering Surveys of a range of commercial and industrial properties with varying trade occupations, furnishing underwriters with Risk Engineering Reports and the customer with Risk Improvement Recommendations.
Managing accounts for both large multi-national and local organisations, devising and implementing survey programmes. Undertaking portfolio analysis using Zurich analytic tools to cover areas such as overall quality of account, industry benchmarking, loss exposure and risk improvement management.
Prepare wrap-up reports and management information for Customer Stewardship meetings
Undertake desk top reviews of survey reports from Brokers’ and other Insurers to validate their findings for Zurich’s underwriting purposes.
Proactively manage the progress and completion of Risk improvement actions
To support claims validation and investigation processes
To provide thought leadership and technical insight to customers, business partners and colleagues.
Lead, co-ordinate and/or contribute to projects ensuring effective delivery.
Generating revenue from the provision of consultancy services by providing value to our customers.
Your skills and experience:
The ideal candidates should be able to demonstrate some or all of the following requirements:
Be customer centric with an ability to build meaningful and trusting relationships.
Demonstrate strong consultative skills and approach
Be naturally curious and able to provide innovative solutions
Clearly demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to negotiate and facilitate as required
An ability to embrace empowerment and accountability.
A positive and proactive approach to using digital tools, having a capability to think innovatively in relation to how these can be utilised from a risk engineering perspective.
Produce detailed, accurate Technical reporting/ Survey reports.
Identify and assess a range of risks and the adequacy of their controls (fire, explosion, natural hazards, theft/security, business interruption etc)
Ability to promptly research a technical issue, using technical references/contacts
We’re offering a competitive salary, as well as this we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –
25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
Annual company bonuses
Full private medical cover/ contribution to medical cover
Discounted technology offers
Virtual GP appointments
Free flu jab
Discounted gadget insurance
Company car/car allowance
Discounted will writing service
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.
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.
At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Zurich is a workplace that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage/cival partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity status and sexual orientation. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. 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.
Primary Location United Kingdom-Northern Ireland-Belfast
Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting 01/24/20
Unposting Date 02/28/20