Have you thought about how geoscience can contribute to assessment of exposure to catastrophic loss from natural disasters? Ever considered this as a career option?
Aon, an international insurance company has opportunities for geoscientists interested in applying their skills to natural hazard risk assessment and other risk analysis fields where geoscience can have a significant impact.
Aon are looking for geoscientists to work as Analytics Client Managers where you would:
- Use your technical skills to build a career in the world of reinsurance & risk-based analytics
- Join the world’s and Asia’s largest reinsurance brokerage in Sydney or Melbourne
- Be trained and mentored by people with similar academic backgrounds
Join Aon’s successful and expanding operation in either Sydney or Melbourne as an Analytics Client Manager. The position is responsible for delivering analysis of clients’ exposure to catastrophic loss from natural disasters, for analysing pricing for risk transfer mechanisms developed to mitigate those exposures, and for communicating the results of our analysis to clients and reinsurers. You will be required to:
- Oversee analysis of client data through use of catastrophe models
- Work with team members in developing client specific realistic disaster scenarios including potential impact of climate change
- Be able to advise clients on all aspects related to exposure management to improve their catastrophe risk analysis capabilities.
- Effectively manage client and other stakeholder engagements and communicate results to these stakeholders using written reports and/or presentations
- Conduct training sessions for junior/graduate staff, ensuring the effective and efficient communication of concepts, practical implementation and delivery of results
- Provide mentoring for younger members of the team
You’re comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic environment and you’re ready to a step into a role that combines technical work and client interaction. If you have exposure to insurance or reinsurance, it would be welcomed but it is not required. To be successful you will have:
- Demonstrable experience in using relevant tools to measure exposure to catastrophic loss, including a working knowledge of the science behind the natural events (cyclones, bushfires, storms, floods, earthquakes, etc.) causing loss.
- Understand the theory and practicalities of stochastic modelling with advanced Excel and SQL skills and strong working knowledge of MS Word and presentation software such as PowerPoint
- Excellent personal skills in engaging with clients, building rapport and managing professional relationships
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work well within a team and under pressure
- The self-discipline to manage own workflow and deadlines with excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
Aon are looking to nurture talent from the geosciences sector to bring a diversity of skills to our analytics team, strengthening our client offering. With Aon’s global resources and our commitment to supporting people’s flexible working needs, we are able to mentor and train people from different backgrounds to ensure success.
Aon Culture and Benefits
At Aon, we provide colleagues with the support to make a positive impact together with ongoing opportunities for development, including the support of a team which will continually inspire you to achieve the best.
With close to 1600 employees, Aon is the largest organisation of our kind in Australia. Globally, we have an employee base of 50,000 people working across 120 countries. This allows us to gather the best thinking from around the world and deliver solutions locally. We provide colleagues with the support to make an impact, a team that will inspire you to achieve, and on-going opportunities for development.
Aon is an equal opportunity employer and we invite you to be part of an organisation that has a diverse workplace, values continuous learning and supports many charities and environmental initiatives.
To find out more details, please contact Alex Kelly bu email or apply here. Some additional information about working for Aon, the company’s health and well being policy and additional information for job seekers, follow the links provided.
The latest instalment in AIG’s Australian geoscientist employment survey series is open for contributions. Click here to complete the survey.
This survey will provide data on trends in geoscientist employment in Australia during the first quarter (January, February, March) of 2019. In the final quarter of 2018 quarter, the Australian geoscientists unemployment rate continued a gradual, downward trend, but increased from 8.3% at the end of September, to 9.1% at the end of December. Underemployment amongst self-employed geoscientists increased markedly. There is still a general perception that exploration and mining investment is strengthening in Australia, but this may not be flowing through to strongly improved employment prospects for geoscientists.
The survey takes only two or three minutes to complete. You do not need to be an AIG member to contribute. No data that could personally identify respondents is collected. Contributions to the survey are required from both employed and unemployed geoscientists to ensure the relevance of results. Your completing the survey really helps to make a difference to the standing and knowledge of our profession.
The survey will be open for contributions until 21st April 2019. Every contribution adds to the reliability of the survey results.
Sincere thanks in advance for your continued support.
Registrations extended till 7th April, 2019.
Whether you are a mentee or mentor – Sign up now!
An initiative of the National Graduate Group for BSc/MSc/PhD students and Early Career Geoscientists
The mentoring programs have been running since 2015 and now will run in WA, NSW, Vic, QLD and SA in 2019. For those outside these areas the Distance program is for you. Registrations are now open for mentees and mentors by clicking the link below. Mentee registration is open to all undergraduate, post graduate and early career geoscientists. Mentor registration is open to all geoscientists with experience in all sectors of industry and we are seeking new mentors from the smaller industry sectors and from female mentors.
All participants must be AIG members.
You can register for 2019 and find out further information by clicking the link below.
Registrations extended for one more week – closing 7th April, 2019.
Any questions? For more details about the AIG Mentoring Program please click here for more information or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org