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Zurich NA Property Risk Engineering Consultant in San Jose, California

Property Risk Engineering Consultant


Zurich’s Risk Engineering Property North-West Team is seeking a Property Field Risk Engineering Consultant with large property highly protected risk (HPR) experience. This is a work from home role, ideally positioned within the California Bay Area to Monterey areas. This role includes a company car with expected travel at 25-30%.

Our Property Field Risk Engineering Consultant responsibilities include:

  • Provide field risk engineering to meet underwriting requirements.

  • Develop and implementing customer service strategies that reduce loss and improve customer operations.

  • Provide engineering support to underwriting team by attending client broker meetings

  • Perform field engineering services where necessary, primarily for larger locations on accounts and/or prospects within the region.

  • Deliver advanced property consultative services to customers, including identifying exposures with significant loss potential, investigation of cause/effect of major losses and property management programs

  • Assist in marketing Zurich risk transfer insurance products in conjunction with underwriting professionals and agents across company business segments.

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

This role will be filled at either the Consultant or Senior Consultant level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Property Risk Engineering areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Property Risk Engineering areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Apprentice, including an Associates degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Property Risk Engineering areaAND

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Relevant experience in the assessment of risk, based on what is required by Property specific competency standards


Senior Consultant:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Property Risk Engineering area OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Property Risk Engineering area AND

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

  • Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Fire Science, or related degree

  • HPR Property experience

  • Property Loss control/Risk Engineering experience within the insurance industry

  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)

  • Strong communication and consultative skills

  • Outstanding collaborative skills

  • History of working successfully in a team environment

  • High degree of proficiency related to PC and MS-Office Software

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here. Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. The combined salary range for this position is $72,800.00 - $157,700.00. The starting salary range for the Consultant is $72,800.00 - $119,200.00 and for the Senior Consultant is $96,300.00 - $157,700.00.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) 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

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Location(s): AM - Fresno, AM - Concord, AM - San Francisco, AM - San Jose

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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