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Senior Property Risk Engineer - Technical Development (Part-Time, Job-Share or Full-Time)


Location: Home Based 

Salary: Up to £60,000 depending on experience plus an excellent benefits package 

Closing Date: Friday 28th July 2023

The opportunity: 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Zurich Resilience Solutions business as a Senior Risk Engineer in the Property Technical Team. The role of the Senior Risk Engineer – Technical, is to help develop a world class risk engineering team who have the skills and capabilities to deliver for our customers and stakeholders across the range of property risk management services that we provide. 

There will be a requirement to provide training to our property risk engineers across a range of property risk management services including fire safety, fire protection systems, business interruption, natural hazards and escape of water.

In this home-worker role, the Senior Risk Engineer, Technical is also responsible for assisting with analysing emerging risks, supporting our business partners with technical property risk support and assisting with the technical development side of any new propositions.

Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need. 

Key Responsibilities: 

•    Develop and deliver property risk management training to our risk engineers across a range of property classes such as fire safety, fire protection, business interruption, natural hazards and escape of water
•    Assist with the technical training and development of our new risk engineers
•    Analyse emerging property risks and provide risk management guidance to our risk engineers, underwriters and customers
•    Provide technical risk support to our underwriting partners in Zurich to assist with the selection and analysis of new and existing business
•    Support the technical development of existing and new service propositions that our property risk engineers deliver
•    Opportunity to support with analysis of changes taking place in the built environment and seeking to influence via thought leadership


Your skills and experience:

•    Risk management qualification in an appropriate subject e.g. Institution of Fire Engineers, Institute of Risk Management or relevant degree
•    Extensive experience working in the Risk Management arena
•    Extensive technical knowledge of appropriate Risk management activities e.g. fire safety, fire protection, security, business interruption, natural hazards and escape of water.
•    Has a knowledge of trade and process risks across key areas e.g. commercial, industrial, retail and/or public services sectors
•    Experience of delivering high quality training on specialised or complex risk management topics
•    Excellent customer relationship & presentation skills
•    Excellent influencing, negotiating and consulting skills
•    The ability to discuss technical issues with experts
•    Ability to successfully liaise with senior managers throughout the organisation


Who we are: 


At Zurich we aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and the best global insurer. Together we’re creating a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet. 


With over 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company who are a long-standing player in the insurance industry.


We’ve made a promise to each other and every employee; to focus on sustainable impact, to care about each other’s wellbeing, to use our diverse expertise to be curious and optimistic and to develop the skills needed for our future. 


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. Be part of something great.


Our Culture


At Zurich, our sense of community is strong and we’re particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we’ve won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and ensure everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our customers, and so are committed to treating all of our applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background, disability or any other protected characteristic.

We’ve an environment that places a real importance on our people’s wellbeing from a physical, mental, social and financial perspective. We work with our wellbeing partners and industry experts to provide the best advice and access to a wealth of lifestyle support. We’re also committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

We’re passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity. Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, is one of the longest-established corporate trusts in the UK. In that time, we’ve awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

The financials
  • 12% defined non-contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual company bonus.
  • Income Protection.
  • Life cover - four times your salary.
Time away
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays.
  • The option to buy up to an additional 20 days or sell some of your holiday.
  • Three days paid volunteering.
  • Up to 16 weeks' full pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Your health is important to us
  • Access to Private medical insurance.
  • Virtual GP appointments.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Free flu jab.
  • Access to a wealth of support from our wellbeing partners.
We're making a difference
  • Creating a brighter, more sustainable future underpins all that we do here in Zurich. We were the first insurer to sign the ‘UN Business Ambition for 1.5˚C’ pledge.
  • Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, has awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.

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