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Zurich NA Risk Engineering Associate - Construction Training Program in Tampa, Florida

Risk Engineering Associate - Construction Training Program


Zurich’s Risk Engineering Training Program for Construction is a hands-on curriculum for highly talented and motivated college graduates with some on-site construction project experience who are interested in working one-on-one with construction customers and contributing to Zurich’s success in your role as a risk engineer. Risk Engineering takes an approach that emphasizes consulting and prevention of losses using engineering methods and expertise.

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 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 construction specialists will provide a baseline of key construction management issues, resources, reference materials and participate in the training and mentoring of candidates accepted into the program.

  • Participants go through a structured 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 a Risk Engineer.

  • The program starts March 1st2021 and will begin with 2 weeks of classroom orientation and training in our Schaumburg, IL office.

  • Subsequent training will consist of a series of 2-week alternating sessions of field work and classroom work (combining virtual and in-person training methods). Locations may be rotated throughout multiple Zurich regional offices and project sites across the US.

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

  • 5 Positions are available throughout the U.S.: Pittsburgh, Dallas, Tampa, Washington D.C., and Denver.

Final candidates will also be subject to a Motor Vehicle record background check, because this position includes a company car.

Basic Qualifications:

We select team players who are strategic thinkers, creative, confident, and self-motivated to participate in the program. In addition, you must:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or Universityand 3 or more years of on-site construction experience


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of on-site construction experience


  • High level of computer literacy and proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Experience working both independently and in a team environment

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

  • Up to 50% travel

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Engineering, Construction Management, Building Technology, Health & Safety, or equivalent program

  • 3 years of on-site construction safety and/or project management/superintendent experience

  • Working knowledge of construction processes, safety, quality and associated risks and exposures

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consulting skills

  • Capable of public speaking and presentation of ideas

  • Hazard identification & mitigation skills

  • Marketing of services

  • Analytical aptitude

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

  • Willingness to embrace the Zurich Basics, including our values of Integrity, Sustainability, Customer Centricity, Excellence and Teamwork

Additional Information

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 approximately 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

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.

Primary Location: United States-Florida-Tampa

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 01/07/21

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2000062M

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.