Aon Corporation Structural/Civil (Wind) Engineer - Prague (Prague, CZ) in Czech Republic

Job Description Aon Benfield Aon Benfield is the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary. The company offers clients access to every traditional and alternative market in the world, through an international network of offices spanning over 50 countries and more than 4,000 professionals.

Structural/Civil (Wind) Engineer We are currently looking for a new colleague for Structural/civil (wind) Engineer, a role within our Impact Forecasting team, subsidiary of Aon Benfield, based in Prague office.

The Global Impact Forecasting team of 90 members based in 5 offices around the world (Prague, London, Chicago, Singapore and Bangalore) consists of scientists and software developers dedicated to developing catastrophe models and risk management solutions for various natural and man-made perils including Wind storm, Flood, Earthquake, Terrorism and other.

As an Engineer some of your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Technical development of the damage/vulnerability component of the assigned projects, starting with the European wind catastrophe model

  • Managing the collection process of loss data from various Insurance and Reinsurance companies, necessary to calibrate the damage component of the European Windstorm Catastrophe model

  • Coordinating activities (including technical work) linked with wind damage assessment

  • Communicating with various parts involved in the project, including: clients, team members in different offices and academic bodies

  • Representing the company at commercial, academic and marketing events

  • Educating other members of the team in new, alternative techniques on damage modelling

  • Developing and testing ideas that could improve the performance of the vulnerability component of the European Windstorm Catastrophe model

To apply for this offer, you should have:

  • Educational background in civil /structural engineering or a related quantitative subject, at the Masters or PhD level (or equivalent)

  • Strong computing and analytical skills, including programming for modelling engineering problems, data manipulation and analysis (Matlab, Python, R)

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Building Design Standards

  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessment methods and tools to develop damage / vulnerability curves

  • Knowledge of various statistical methods for data analysis

  • Strong presentational skills, with focus on simplifying complex concepts

Advantageous:

  • Knowledge of probability theory and statistics in the context of structural engineering

  • Knowledge of Wind structural engineering

  • Previous Research background

  • Previous experience in developing catastrophe models or any other contact with catastrophe modelling for the insurance industry is advantageous

We’re looking for an individual who is able to pick up things quickly following a sharp learning curve with good planning skills and the ability to work independently. Should be innovative, enthusiastic, hardworking and have good communication skills.

What we can offer to you:

  • Opportunity to work for a market leader in the global reinsurance and insurance industry

  • Interesting and varied role in the team of top people in the business

  • Continuous and on-going international training programme

  • Competitive salary and attractive benefits package

  • Potential for travelling

  • Dynamic and friendly team of experienced professionals

  • Offices in the very centre of Prague

Information about the vacancy Job location - Václavské nám. 832/19, 110 00 Praha-Nové Město, Czech Republic Employment type - Full-time work Type of employment - Employment contract Duration of employment – Permanent Required education – University Required languages - English (proficient)

Posted by Aon Central and Eastern Europe a.s. The vacancy is suitable for graduates.

Contact Aon Central and Eastern Europe a.s. Lenka Hralová Václavské náměstí 832/19 110 00 Praha 1-Nové Město Česká republika

7/30/2017

Aon Benfield: Aon Benfield is the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary. The company offers clients access to every traditional and alternative market in the world, through an international network of offices spanning over 50 countries and more than 4,000 professionals.