Lead Weather Related Perils

  • 35708
  • Non-Life - CAT Modeling
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  • Switzerland
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  • Aug 28, 2019
Reinsurance
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Enable our global underwriting teams to take successful risk decisions for weather related perils in the ever more important high frequency/secondary peril space. Develop novel risk assessment approaches for such perils like torrential rain, wildfire, drought, snowfall not covered by traditional cat event modelling.
  • Own and advance our view of risk related to extra-tropical cyclones, severe convective storms and other weather-related perils, climate change and ensure global consistency thereof. Continuously ensure and improve alignment of re/insurance portfolio outcomes with our model assessments.
  • Follow and contribute to the state-of-the-art atmospheric science and cat modeling expertise in the insurance market and academia and transfer it into business decisions.
  • Training, mentoring and coaching of colleagues with a meteorological or engineering background in our organization to develop loss model content.
  • Support regulatory or risk management analyses in your area of expertise.
  • Define our R&D agenda together with the regional teams and collecting needs from business units.
  • Guide and execute R&D projects together with cross-functional teams.
  • With increasing experience, you'll be able to branch out to other Nat Cat insurance solutions and you build an excellent foundation for a next career step in a role closer to the operational business activities in our global organization.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • You bring a high-level of curiosity for the re/insurance industry and eagerness to scout for new ideas and transform them into business value.
  • You have more than 3 years of experience working in a re/insurance or a modelling company with a focus on Nat Cat risk, ideally with re/insurance underwriting on-the-job experience.
  • You have completed a master's degree in meteorology, atmospheric or climate sciences, applied physics or other natural sciences providing profound education in atmospheric sciences. Experience in state-of-the-art applied research in atmospheric perils and higher university degrees are a plus.
  • You excel in project management and can demonstrate being in a lead project role on numerous occasions.
  • You have a track record and like coaching and mentoring more junior colleagues and team members.
  • You have experience with developing, evaluating and using probabilistic risk models of atmospheric perils, preferably in the context of reinsurance risk evaluation.
  • You are an excellent programmer and knowledgeable with structured databases and geographic information systems.
  • You keep a sound professional network within academia and the Nat Cat modelling community.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You have excellent oral and written command of English.
  • You are eager to assimilate knowledge and concepts that you have not developed yourself but inherit from previous external or internal research. You excel adopting exciting concepts by adding your own research.