Risk and Resilience Consultant

Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jun 07, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Risk and Resilience Consultant
Americas Region
May 19, 2021** Post Date
The Arup Boston Office is seeking a Resilience Consultant to support our growing Resilience practice in Boston. Our resilience work spans the public, private, and non-profit sectors, working to understand climate change risks and develop innovative solutions to adapt to those risks. We collaborate regularly with other Arup teams and offices to deliver multi-disciplinary planning, design, and engineering solutions to enhance resilience. Recent project work has included a critical infrastructure and social vulnerability assessment of the Lower Mystic River Watershed, a climate vulnerability assessment of the MBTA's Orange Line, various resilience consulting projects with private developers, and several portfolio resilience assessments for large corporate owners.
As a Resilience Consultant, you will support our mission to help shape a better world and to simulate our clients' resilient futures. The individual chosen for this position will be a highly collaborative self-starter with the ability to manage multiple project tasks and deadlines and prioritize tasks effectively. The successful candidate will also have technical expertise in climate science and natural hazards and an understanding of how those hazards impact our built, natural, and social environments.
- Undertake, deliver, and manage qualitative and quantitative risk assessments for multiple hazards including flood, extreme heat, wind, wildfires, earthquakes, and climate change
- Provide resilient design analysis, performance optimization and climate adaptation consulting services on projects for the public and private sector
- Goal setting and benchmarking projects in relation to the UN SDGs
- Assist clients, designers, architects, engineers and contractors with sustainable design research and implementation specifically related to resilience and adaptation.
- Develop mitigation, adaptation, and resilience strategies for building and infrastructure projects and portfolios, corporations/institutions, and cities/communities.
- Prepare presentations, reports, memoranda, and other communication materials
- Collaborate with others within the firm on projects that can benefit from your expertise.
- Provide general support to the growth of the Resilience Consulting business, including client development and general business development efforts as well as the strategic direction of our Resilience practice more broadly.
- 4-year degree in Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Economics, Public Policy, or other related field. An MS, PhD, or MBA is desirable but not required.
- 1-3 years of experience in practice or research. A higher-level degree can substitute for experience requirements.
- Excellent time management skills, with ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- Understanding of factors which influence the resilience of buildings, infrastructure, organizations, and communities
- Interest in climate science and understanding of climate change scenarios
- An understanding of the effects of climate change and strategies for adaptation
- Exceptional writing, communication, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and demonstrated experience with graphics and visualization.
- Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
- Understanding of vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies
- Subject matter expertise with one or more hazards such as earthquake, wind, wildfire, or flood
- Familiarity with resilience tools and guidelines, such as the City Resilience Index and Framework
- Strong client and stakeholder engagement skills including the ability to aid in development of resilience objectives, communicate risk, develop mitigation and operations continuity strategies
- Strong coding skills to enable engineering risk calculations and interactive visualization tools for communicating risk
- Collaboration with local governments, universities, non-profits, building code bodies, etc. in developing codes and public policies around resilience
- Experience developing cost-benefit analyses across a range of risk reduction or resilience strategies
- Probabilistic risk modeling and familiarity with methodologies such as FEMA P-58
- Portfolio risk modeling (including familiarity with HAZUS, OpenQuake, etc.) and appreciation for influence of spatial correlation on portfolio risk
- An appreciation for the intersection of insurance, risk, and resilienceand a willingness to pursue opportunities in this space
As a consultant, you will have demonstrated a growing competence in the following areas:
- Technical excellence
- Project delivery
- Project Management
- Customer focus
- Digital technology
- Arup offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare, 401k match of 10%, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO), 9 paid public holidays and cash bonus compensation in the form of Profit Share.
- Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.
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