Senior Catastrophe Analyst
Willis Towers Watson
Ipswich, England
5d ago

We are looking for an analyst to become part of the core renewal modelling on EMEA N / E-wide accounts based in London. The position is to join the UK-based team within EMEA North East (Netherlands, Nordic, Germany-Austria-Switzerland, Central & Eastern Europe, and Turkey) Catastrophe Analytics.

The Catastrophe Analytics team, embedded into the broking unit, assists clients in analysing the risk to their business from all aspects of natural perils and catastrophes.

Clients include insurance companies, reinsurers and governments.

The Role

The role will incorporate year-round client engagement on topics such as model interpretation, portfolio management and non-modelled risk assessment.

Along with the commercial team and Catastrophe Analytics lead, the individual will also assist in our Catastrophe Analytics services, assessing needed research and development as well as promoting these services to our clients.

Your Catastrophe Analytics background would ideally be at an Underwriting Syndicate, Broking or Model Development Company and you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of catastrophe modelling and how this relates to business decisions.

In addition, you should have sound presentation skills including the ability to effectively communicate technical detail to clients who do not necessarily have the same level of technical knowledge of the subject.

You must also possess excellent teamwork skills and be able to co-ordinate projects.

Role scope :

  • Operation of catastrophe modelling software (RMS and AIR)
  • Developing innovative analytics solutions and service offering to quantify catastrophe risk and support business requirements
  • Interpretation of model outputs
  • Synthesis, presentation and explanation of catastrophe model results to stakeholders
  • Some travel to meet clients
  • The Requirements

  • Degree in numerate or hazard related subject, ideally Geo-sciences or Geography, Applied Maths, Statistics or Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Seismology, Atmospheric Science.
  • Excellent working knowledge of at least one vendor model (i.e. RMS or AIR)
  • Highly motivated, with a proven track record in the insurance market and proven experience in catastrophe risk analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and keen attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable about reinsurance industry and track record in London or global insurance markets
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of data auditing & cleaning
  • Understanding of financial modelling software
  • Ability to process and understand data quickly and creatively
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritise project work
  • The ability to work in a team and autonomously and highly motivated to learn and grow within a global market leader
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable dealing with brokers and underwriters
  • Excellent IT skills, computer programming skills (e.g. VBA, R, Python) advantageous
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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