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Construction Specialties Risk Engineering Associate



Zurich’s Risk Engineering Training Program for Construction Specialties is a hands-on curriculum for highly talented and motivated college graduates with some on-site construction project experience who are interested in working one-on-one with construction customers and contributing to Zurich’s success in your role as a risk engineer. Risk Engineering takes an approach that emphasizes consulting and prevention of losses using engineering methods and expertise.


This program will start you on an exciting and challenging career path that will help you capitalize on your technical education working as part of a global insurance leader.  As a Zurich risk engineer, you will have the opportunity to think and act on your feet, work in a flexible and fast paced environment, travel to customer locations, perform assessments to analyze and evaluate exposures, and help customers understand and manage their risks in Construction Specialty products: professional liability, construction property/Builders Risk, subcontractor default or surety. Working with a powerful global service network of specialists with in-depth technical knowledge and industry segment expertise, you will have access to leading edge risk management information, tools, and training. Additionally, you will collaborate with underwriting teams to help with risk selection and retention.


Zurich’s Risk Engineering team of construction specialists will provide a baseline of key construction management issues, resources, reference materials and participate in the training and mentoring of candidates accepted into the program.

  • Participants go through a structured training program which includes mentoring and technical support with on-the-job training that gives them the technical and real-life perspective to understand the role of a Risk Engineer.

  • The program starts March 1st 2022 with virtual classroom orientation and training.

  • Subsequent training will consist of a series of alternating sessions of field work and virtual classroom work.  Locations may be rotated throughout multiple Zurich regional offices and project sites across the US.

  • The Risk Engineering role is a work from home role within the assigned territory. Travel is estimated around 50% for the duration of this program.  A company car is provided after successful completion of the training program and assignment to field work.

  • 2 Positions are available throughout the U.S. for Construction Specialties: 1) Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, or Kansas 2) Southern CA (San Diego or LA areas) or Bay Area


Final candidates will also be subject to a Motor Vehicle record background check, because this position includes a company car.


Basic Qualifications:

We select team players who are strategic thinkers, creative, confident, and self-motivated to participate in the program.  In addition, you must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University and 3 or more years of on-site construction experience


• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of on-site construction experience



  • High level of computer literacy and proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Experience working both independently and in a team environment

  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S. indefinitely

  • Up to 50% travel


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Engineering, Construction Management, Building Technology, Health & Safety, or equivalent program

  • 3 years of Construction Project Management/Engineering/Design/Controls background

  • Knowledge of Construction Specialty products: professional liability, construction property/Builders Risk, subcontractor default or surety

  • Working knowledge of construction processes, safety, quality and associated risks and exposures

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consulting skills

  • Capable of public speaking and presentation of ideas

  • Hazard identification & mitigation skills

  • Marketing of services

  • Analytical aptitude

  • Leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities, organizations and/or community, public service or similar activities

  • Willingness to embrace the Zurich Basics, including our values of Integrity, Sustainability, Customer Centricity, Excellence and Teamwork



As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - California Virtual Office, AM - Atlanta, AM - Rancho Cordova, AM - San Francisco, AM - Los Angeles, AM - Alabama Virtual Office, AM - Birmingham

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time


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