Engineer, Earthquake Risk Modeling

Boston, MA, United States

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Verisk

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We help the world see new possibilities and inspire change for better tomorrows. Our analytic solutions bridge content, data, and analytics to help business, people, and society become stronger, more resilient, and sustainable.

Job Description

This research engineer position is responsible for developing and supporting the engineering components of Verisk Extreme Event Solution earthquake models that cover multiple regions and multiple perils such as ground shaking, liquefaction, landslide, fire, tsunami. The engineering components include identifying the impact of these perils can have on the built environment in terms of physical damage which can result in monetary loss of buildings/infrastructures, contents as well as loss of use (downtime). The candidate will work closely with a team of structural and geotechnical engineers, seismologists, and specialists to perform probabilistic risk assessment. Candidates should have a desire to use their problem-solving skills in applying sound engineering principles to solve unique and challenging problems as new areas of modeling emerge. The candidate is expected to be a highly motivated, detail oriented, well organized, self-directed, outstanding in writing and speaking and an excellent collaborator.

About the Day to Day Responsibilities of the Role

  • Author technical writing for internal and external publications
  • Data acquisition (including post-event survey) and analysis to understand building inventory and their vulnerability in regions of interest
  • Perform analytical studies on damage observations or synthesized data to develop fragility functions for a variety of assets subjected to earthquake shaking, liquefaction, landslide, tsunami, fire and etc.
  • Use data from independent research to assess and validate model components and its overall performance
  • Present VERISK models to technical and non-technical audiences and provide support to clients and staff as needed

Qualifications

This research engineer position is responsible for developing and supporting the engineering components of Verisk Extreme Event Solution earthquake models that cover multiple regions and multiple perils such as ground shaking, liquefaction, landslide, fire, tsunami. The engineering components include identifying the impact of these perils can have on the built environment in terms of physical damage which can result in monetary loss of buildings/infrastructures, contents as well as loss of use (downtime). The candidate will work closely with a team of structural and geotechnical engineers, seismologists, and specialists to perform probabilistic risk assessment. Candidates should have a desire to use their problem-solving skills in applying sound engineering principles to solve unique and challenging problems as new areas of modeling emerge. The candidate is expected to be a highly motivated, detail oriented, well organized, self-directed, outstanding in writing and speaking and an excellent collaborator.

About the Day to Day Responsibilities of the Role

  • Author technical writing for internal and external publications
  • Data acquisition (including post-event survey) and analysis to understand building inventory and their vulnerability in regions of interest
  • Perform analytical studies on damage observations or synthesized data to develop fragility functions for a variety of assets subjected to earthquake shaking, liquefaction, landslide, tsunami, fire and etc.
  • Use data from independent research to assess and validate model components and its overall performance
  • Present VERISK models to technical and non-technical audiences and provide support to clients and staff as needed

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Additional Information

In 2022, Verisk received Great Place to Work® Certification for our outstanding workplace culture for the sixth year in a row and second-time certification in the UK, Spain, and India. We’re also one of the 38 companies on the UK’s Best Workplaces™ list and one of 18 companies on Spain’s Best Workplaces™ list.

For over fifty years and through innovation, interpretation, and professional insight, Verisk has replaced uncertainty with precision to unlock opportunities that deliver significant and demonstrable impact. From our historic roots in risk assessment, we’ve grown to provide analytic insights that help transform industries focused on some of the world’s most critical areas. Today, the insurance industry relies on Verisk to be, and to make the world, more productive, resilient, and sustainable.

Verisk works in collaboration with our customers and at the intersection of people, data, and advanced technologies. Through proprietary platformed analytics, advanced modeling, and interpretation, we deliver immediate and sustained value to our customers and through them, to the individuals and societies they serve, with greater speed, precision, and scale.

We’re 9,000 people strong, committed to translating big data into big ideas. We help others see new possibilities and empower certainty into big decisions that impact individuals and societies. And we relentlessly and ethically pursue innovation to help move our customers, and the world, toward better tomorrows.

Everyone at Verisk—from our chief executive officer to our newest employee—is guided by The Verisk Way, to Be Remarkable, Add Value, and Innovate.
• Be Remarkable by doing something better each day in service to our customers and each other
• Add Value by delivering immediate and sustained results that drive positive outcomes
• Innovate by redefining what’s possible, embracing challenges, and pushing boundaries

Verisk Businesses

Underwriting Solutions — provides underwriting and rating solutions for auto and property, general liability, and excess and surplus to assess and price risk with speed and precision

Claims Solutions — supports end-to-end claims handling with analytic and automation tools that streamline workflow, improve claims management, and support better customer experiences

Property Estimating Solutions — offers property estimation software and tools for professionals in estimating all phases of building and repair to make day-to-day workflows the most efficient

Extreme Event Solutions — provides risk modeling solutions to help individuals, businesses, and society become more resilient to extreme events.

Specialty Business Solutions — provides an integrated suite of software for full end-to-end management of insurance and reinsurance business, helping companies manage their businesses through efficiency, flexibility, and data governance

Marketing Solutions — delivers data and insights to improve the reach, timing, relevance, and compliance of every consumer engagement

Life Insurance Solutions – offers end-to-end, data insight-driven core capabilities for carriers, distribution, and direct customers across the entire policy lifecycle of life and annuities for both individual and group.

Verisk Maplecroft — provides intelligence on sustainability, resilience, and ESG, helping people, business, and societies become stronger

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. We have received the Great Place to Work® Certification for the 7th consecutive year. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce.  Verisk’s Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

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