Climate Risk Analyst

Willis Towers Watson
Chelsea and Clinton, New York, US
May 13, 2021
May 16, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Willis Research Network (WRN) is an award-winning collaboration, managed and facilitated by Willis Towers Watson, that supports and influences science to improve the understanding and quantification of risk, with the aim to improve the resilience of our clients and society as a whole. This role will join our growing team in helping to shape the research agenda in the areas of Weather and Climate.

Note: Employment-based non-immigration visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Role
  • Help develop a research agenda looking at Weather and Climate risk, with particular emphasis on climate change related risks, including physical, transition and liability risks
  • Work with WRN partners to translate academic knowledge and deliver bespoke risk products and services and support overall client solutions
  • Present technical solutions to internal and external clients in a digestible and easy to understand manner
  • Project and relationship management of partner work
  • Engage with wider academic and industry to understand latest findings, emerging scientific consensus and risk trends that can feed future WRN work
  • Liaise with offices and teams world-wide, and in particular the Asia Pacific region, to support the engagement of WRN activities within regional offices, which could involve local and overseas travel

The Requirements
  • Degree-educated, ideally in areas related to natural hazards, weather, climate or related disciplines
  • Commercial experience in weather or climate research / analytics / catastrophe modelling / consultancy
  • Familiarity with academia, and interest in bridging the gap between research and industry
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with proven experience in writing articles / blogs / commentaries on areas of relevance
  • Genuine interest in, and ability to adapt to and learn, new areas of expertise to address an evolving risk landscape
  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation and drive
  • The ability to work both in a team and autonomously, with a general willingness to learn and grow within a global market leader
  • Strong inter-personal skills, and ability to deploy effective communication techniques in internal and external stakeholder meetings, and able to achieve buy-in for new research ideas and applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize project work

Advantageous skills
  • Understanding of the physical sciences related to natural catastrophes (including flood, windstorms, earthquakes etc.)
  • Knowledge of insurance and reinsurance terms and business
  • Understanding of the business context of risk modelling processes
  • Experience in working across different time zones and with teams in overseas locations
  • Strong project management, delivery and execution skills

EOE, including disability/vets

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