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Senior Construction Specialties Engineer


Zurich is seeking a Senior Construction Specialties Engineer to join the Risk Engineering Construction Specialties East Regional team. This is a work from home virtual role with a periodic office presence, to reside within the New York Metropolitan or New England area. The role includes a company car with expected travel of 30 – 50%.

In this role you will be responsible for leveraging Zurich’s risk engineering tools and services to improve customer risk and general account management of customers who purchase Zurich Construction Insurance products such as: Builder’s Risk, Professional Liability, Subcontractor Default, Environmental, Casualty, and General Liability. You will be responsible for managing business partner relationships within the region. Risk Engineering services may include remote and onsite surveys and risk assessments of construction companies and projects as well as the overall operations of existing and prospective customers. Risk Engineers also provide technical support to customers, underwriters and the claims department by identifying improvement strategies, preparing external reporting to the marketplace, preparing internal reports which form the basis of underwriting, claims and other insurance decisions to identify and manage risk.

Final candidates will be subject to a Motor Vehicle Record background check as this position includes a company car.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Construction, Engineering, Design, or Risk Consulting field
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Construction, Engineering, Design, or Risk Consulting field
  • Zurich Certified Apprentice, including an Associates degree and 6 or more years of experience in the in the Construction, Engineering, Design, or Risk Consulting field
  • Be experienced working in both independent and team environments
  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S. indefinitely

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Engineering, Construction Management, Building Technology, Health & Safety or equivalent
  • Construction Project Management/Engineering/Design/Controls background
  • Experience in electrical engineering, HVAC, plumbing, power generation, and/or environmental remediation.
  • Knowledge of standard building codes
  • Knowledge of Construction Specialty insurance products: professional liability, construction property/Builders Risk, subcontractor default or surety
  • Hazard identification & mitigation skills; analytical aptitude
  • Capable of public speaking, presentation skills and marketing of services
  • Comfortable with technology, building information modeling, and standard computer software programs and communication applications
  • Construction experience with an advanced level of knowledge of construction processes, safety, quality management and associated risks and exposures
  • Professional certificates: P.E., LEED AP, CSP, ARM, CHST, etc.
  • Insurance Industry certifications: Construction Association affiliation
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, iOS/iPad Skills, Virtual Consulting
  • 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



Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in New York City

The salary range for this role is $125,900-$157,400. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York CityBase pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.  This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, 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.  
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Location(s): AM - New York Virtual Office, AM - Massachusetts Virt. Office, AM - Connecticut Virtual Office, AM - New Hampshire Virt. Office, AM - Maine Virtual Office, AM - Vermont Virtual Office
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
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