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Catastrophe Risk Analyst

QBE Insurance London, United Kingdom
Posted 1 day ago Permanent Competitive
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Lizzie Denison-Ward
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The opportunity 

As a specialist in catastrophe risk, your role will be to evaluate and manage the natural and non-natural risk profile of your portfolios, delivering accurate and timely reports as well as applying innovative solutions to translate real-world data into actionable advice to stakeholders within the department and company. As a risk analyst for QBE you will provide risk modelling services to improve the quality of risk assessment and decision making within a growing, fast-paced, global insurance company.

 

About the role

 

Catastrophe Modelling and Analysis:

  • Utilize advanced catastrophe modelling tools and software to assess and quantify potential risks associated with natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and other catastrophic events.
  • Analyse historical data, scientific research, and industry trends to develop comprehensive models that predict the impact of catastrophes on the company's portfolio.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Evaluate the vulnerability of insured properties and assess the potential financial impact of catastrophic events on the company's overall risk exposure.
  • Collaborate with underwriters and other stakeholders to develop effective risk mitigation strategies and optimize risk management processes.

Data Analysis and Interpretation:

  • Collect, validate, and analyse large datasets related to catastrophe risks, ensuring data accuracy and reliability.
  • Present findings in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, facilitating informed decision-making.

Scenario Analysis and Stress Testing:

  • Conduct scenario analysis and stress testing to simulate the impact of various catastrophic events on the company's portfolio.
  • Provide insights into potential areas of vulnerability and recommend proactive measures to enhance the resilience of the portfolio.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including underwriting, actuarial, and claims, to ensure a holistic understanding of the company's risk landscape.
  • Communicate effectively with external stakeholders, including reinsurers and regulatory bodies, to maintain transparency and compliance with industry standards.

Research and Innovation:

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in catastrophe modelling, risk assessment methodologies, and emerging technologies.
  • Propose and implement innovative approaches to enhance the company's ability to manage and mitigate catastrophic risks.


About you

  • Experience gained in Catastrophe Modelling team in an analytical role
  • Proficiency in writing SQL queries to extract data from vendor Catastrophe model databases
  • Insurance experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to explain technical concepts clearly
  • Pro-active attitude and a willingness to learn new technologies and methodologies
  • Ability to work independently and in a team

 

Why QBE? At My Best

 

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that’s why we have created “At My Best”. It’s our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn’t fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It’s in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it’s not just what we do that matters, it’s how we do it that makes the difference.In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation.

Some of the award’s QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include; 

 

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner – Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award 

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year 

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response  

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year 

 

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers. 

About QBE

QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance.

QBE European Operations is part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2021 was US$18.5 billion.

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base.

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

 

       What next?

 

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE’s vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to APPLY NOW! Simply click the “apply” button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

 

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

 

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