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Zurich NA Risk Engineering Training Program - Pacific Northwest (Summer 2024) in Seattle, Washington

Risk Engineering Training Program - Pacific Northwest (Summer 2024)


If you’re safety-minded with an engineering background, consider our Risk Engineering Training Program. Zurich Risk Engineers travel to customer locations to perform risk assessments and advise customers in a wide array of industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing and more. This training program blends classroom instruction with structured, on-the-job training at locations across the U.S. Nurture your curiosity and a commitment to customers’ well-being in our Risk Engineering program.

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 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. 

Zurich’s Risk Engineering Trainee program is a fully remote opportunity available to candidates in the following markets: San Francisco, CA, Bay Area, Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA.

Basic Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree on target to graduate by Spring/Summer 2024

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • 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

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

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - California Virtual Office, AM - San Francisco, AM - Seattle, AM - Portland

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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