Risk Engineer
South Africa-Johannesburg
7d ago

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.

The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally.

  • The insurance companies of Chubb serve multinational corporations, mid-size and small businesses with property and casualty insurance and services;
  • affluent and high net worth individuals with substantial assets to protect; individuals purchasing life, personal accident, supplemental health, homeowners, automobile and other specialty insurance coverage;
  • companies and affinity groups providing or offering accident and health insurance programs and life insurance to their employees or members;
  • and insurers managing exposures with reinsurance coverage. With $150 billion in assets and $37 billion of gross written premiums in 2014* on a pro forma basis, Chubb’s core operating insurance companies maintain financial strength ratings of AA from Standard & Poor’s and A++ from A.

    M. Best. Chubb’s parent company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE : CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.

    Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide.

    Role Purpose :

    Provides engineering support and risk evaluation services for underwriting staff to aid in securing and rating of new accounts and evaluating existing accounts for renewal.

    Key responsibilities :

  • 1. Provide engineering support to the business acquisition teams, underwriters and claims;
  • Provides engineering support and risk evaluation services to help in the risk selection process.
  • Carry out on-site and desktop risk assessments using Chubb approach and methodology for the large commercial / industrial objects with respect to property damage, machinery breakdown and business interruption;
  • Elaboration of feasible loss scenarios;
  • Developing recommendations for the risk improvement clients and formulate phased improvement plans to upgrade accounts by offering guidance to the insured in conjunction with underwriters and brokers;
  • Maintain liaison with insureds, brokers and underwriters on all risk engineering matters relevant to allocated accounts.
  • Risk assessment and risk improvement reports and Desk top reviews preparation.
  • Research technical problems and inquiries from insureds and CHUBB operating units on an as-needed basis. Gives timely responses and ensure consistency in evaluating hazards and recommending improvements is provided.
  • Remain abreast of developments in loss prevention engineering practices, emerging exposures and hazards and market trends.
  • 2. Execution of risk management proposals and account management programmes of small and commercial insurance accounts with some minor international exposure.

    3. Ability to handle account engineering / management of in-country multi-location and multinational accounts for all lower hazard risks, including account budget development, servicing programme co-ordination.

    4. Provides presentations on Risk Engineering to (prospective) clients and brokers.

    5. Develop, revise and coordinate the South Africa Property Risk Engineering department in association with regional Risk Engineering Manager.

    Able to function within a branch environment with other engineers and interact with other business functions.

    Knowledge :

  • Engineering degree or physical science degree.
  • Qualified to a minimum of bachelor’s degree level or with other appropriate technical qualifications or practical experience as deemed appropriate at the Regional & COG level.
  • Driving Licence (preferably but not mandatory)
  • English language proficiency and any other European language is a very positive feature
  • Experience :

  • 3-5 year experience in the field of property loss prevention, production (as mechanical engineer or product engineer) or construction (as civil engineer).
  • With a sound knowledge of either :

    o fire protection engineering, or

    o the practical application of appropriate engineering standards to a specific industry segment or grouping.

  • Experience of working in International company is a positive feature.
  • Behavioural Requirements :

    Business acumen

  • Understands the business processes used in own unit and thinks through how to improve them
  • Strategic leadership

  • Focuses forward, providing practical suggestions to overcome resistance and help people understand what they need to do to achieve mutual objectives.
  • Orientation to results

  • Works hard to deliver the results needed and to get others to work equally hard.
  • Change leadership

  • Acts as a change notifier. Notices when something needs changing in the way work gets done, and raises other’s awareness about it
  • Influencing outcomes

  • Finds out who really counts in influencing a decision and adapts approach to get that person’s buy-in
  • Focus on development

  • Focuses on improving performance. Notices own and others’ learning needs and does something, seeking out / providing feedback and ideas for improving performance.
  • Courage

  • Recognizes and accepts own accountability to manage both team performance and team differences
  • Working for Chubb

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