[ES_JOBS_NET] Expert in Natural Catastrophe and Perils, Armonk NY

Marla Schwartz marlaschwartz1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 12:29:45 MDT 2017

About Swiss Re

This is your opportunity to join Swiss Re Group - one of the world's
leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative
forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Our business at Swiss Re is about
understanding and analysing the major risks that concern the world - from
natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to
cybercrime. We combine experience with expertise and innovative thinking to
create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. And we enable the
risk-taking essential to enterprise and progress. This is only possible
with around 10,000 truly exceptional Swiss Re people across our group

About the role

The successful candidate would learn our business and then work on and
initiate projects relating to wind, flood, or earthquake hazard and risk
evaluation.   Our responsibility lies within the Americas, North, Central
and specific to this position - Latin America.   Accordingly an
understanding of the local market and its insurance culture in addition to
the seismicity, atmospheric hazards, climate, hydrological or other local
conditions of this region is important.  Aside from fluency in Spanish or
Portuguese the successful candidate must have strong English communication
skills.  In addition a successful candidate would also need good to strong
data management skills including experience with certain programming or
statistical applications such as MatLab.  This position will also be
responsible on many global collaborative projects with and led by other
Swiss Re experts located in Zurich, Bangalore and Armonk.  It is expect
that 25% of the time this position will be involved in Research and
Development with the remaining 75% being devoted to local support,
marketing and relations.

Essential Responsibilities


   Understand and evaluate the natural hazards associated with Central and
   South America

   Expertise in natural science or structural engineering

   Provide client support directed at quantifying natural hazard loss
   exposure on an event and probabilistic approach

   Assist or leads in developing new products/tools/technology for natural
   catastrophe risk transfer and evaluation

   Act as a liaison between the Latin American markets, science, and Swiss

   Problem solving and analysis

Technical Skills:


    Sound understanding of at least one of the following, atmospheric
   science, hydrology, seismology or structural engineering.

   GIS knowledge, preferably with ESRI software.

   Ability to handle complex database and spreadsheet applications.

   An advanced degree in atmospheric science, meteorology, hydrology,
   seismology, engineering or an advanced degree in a natural science
   discipline with good quantitative skills.

    Demonstrated superior problem recognition/definition, analytical and
   solving skills

   Good in mathematics or statistics

   Fair PC and software skills ( SQL and Matlab)

   Excellent Spanish and English verbal and written communication and
   client presentation skills

   Demonstrated ability to make decisions utilizing sound judgment

   Strong willingness to work in a team as well as work independently

   Able to effectively manage own time and priorities

   Highly motivated individual

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