Insurance roles – risk engineer/surveyor

 Role Summary

The Risk Engineer is responsible for the conduct and implementation of Risk Surveys.

The Risk Engineer must build collaborative relationships with key client staff to conduct the physical analysis of on-site assets and operations, identify findings and recommend optimal treatment strategies and programs to assist the client to minimize and prevent loss.

This includes conducting underwriting assessment and the analysis of maximum foreseeable losses and normal loss expectancies.

The Risk Engineer is also responsible for identifying, developing and implementing processes and practices to improve company's service to clients.  To achieve this outcome the Risk Engineer must develop an intimate knowledge of the client, asset base and operational practices and ensure accuracy in all data recording to enable detailed analysis of operational and asset risk management performance.


  • Asset protection, general liability fire/life safety, OH&S and environmental disciplines across diverse industry types, this includes responsibility for risk identification, risk reduction measures and insurance strategies
  • A sound understanding of health and life safety Australian Law as applicable to responsibilities of owners/employers/site due diligence, liabilities, etc.
  • Superior client relationship management skills with the expertise and confidence to encourage and persuade clients to adopt recommended courses of action
  • Superior interpersonal, negotiation, influencing and communication skills with the ability to positively engage an audience, challenge traditional orthodoxy, and tenaciously pursue opportunities for client improvement and capability development
  • Superior written, report preparation and presentation skills that demonstrate robust analysis, clarify key issues and engage the commitment of clients to recommended actions and strategies for resolution
  • Sound understanding and conceptual knowledge of leading risk management and insurance practices
  • An appreciation of the complexities and nuances of public sector management, with the capacity to operate successfully in such an environment

Education/qualifications/other requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business, Commerce, Finance, Accounting or a relevant discipline

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