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Zurich NA Risk Engineering Trainee June 2021 New York/New Jersey in New York, New York

Risk Engineering Trainee June 2021 New York/New Jersey


Zurich’s Risk Engineering Training Program is a hands-on curriculum for highly talented and motivated college graduates who are interested in working one-on-one with customers in various industries and contributing to Zurich’s success in the role of a risk engineer. Risk Engineering takes an approach that emphasizes consulting and prevention of losses using engineering approaches and expertise rather than just focusing on checklists and inspections for regulatory compliance.

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 risk. Working with a powerful global service network of over 900 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 property specialists provide detailed risk assessments of our customers’ facilities focusing on fire protection, special hazards, natural catastrophe exposures, and the like to ultimately help protect our customers and Zurich from losses. Participants go through a structured 28 week 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 Risk Engineer. The program starts June 2021 and will include 3 weeks of classroom training in our Schaumburg, IL office as well as 2 weeks at a lab in Cranston, RI (housing accommodations for these trips is provided by Zurich).

The Risk Engineering role is a work from home role within the assigned territory. Travel is estimated at 25-50%. A company car is provided after successful completion of the training program and assignment to field work.

Because this position includes a company car, final candidates will be subject to a Motor Vehicle Record check.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • Have the ability to travel to Schaumburg, IL for 3 weeks and Cranton, RI for 2 weeks of classroom training

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record history

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of computer literacy and proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Engineering degree in Fire Protection, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or equivalent program

  • Corporate internship experience or corporate work experience

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

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • High learning agility

  • Analytical aptitude

  • A final cumulative GPA at/above 2.7 on a 4.0 scale or 2 consecutive Zurich Performance reviews with a performance rating equal to or higher than Partially Met with a differentiation level of at least Medium

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE Disability / Vets

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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York

Other Locations: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/12/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200004GJ

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.