Storm Surge Scientist

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is seeking an analytical and technically-minded scientist or engineer with expertise in storm surge modeling.

 

Date posted

Aug. 5, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 5, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Storm Surge Scientist

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is seeking an analytical and technically-minded scientist or engineer with expertise in storm surge modeling to join the Catastrophe Engineering and Analytics (CAT E&A) team. CAT E&A is an innovative and versatile technical team conducting catastrophe risk research and development, and providing complex quantitative metrics that inform underwriting decisions.

The successful candidate will join the team responsible for conducting research and developing solutions for storm surge risk assessment and should have strong research and development experience with catastrophe models. In addition, you will conduct in-depth evaluation of vendor models, research and develop internal views of risks, consult on account-specific risk analyses, and develop internal tools to facilitate account underwriting decision-making and other related activities. The Scientist opportunity is in our Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA location.

Job Requirements:

  • M.S./Ph.D. degree in oceanography, atmospheric science, civil engineering, or related field
  • 2 years of work experience is preferred
  • Proficiency in using the SLOSH model and postprocessing model output
  • Experience developing hydrodynamic model grids and a thorough knowledge of assessing and utilizing topographic and bathymetric datasets
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS (or equivalent)
  • Practical experience in insurance, applied engineering, or CAT modeling is required
  • A proven ability to critically evaluate model output, with understanding of catastrophe models preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of probability and statistics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient programming skills (C++, R, MATLAB, SQL preferred)
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented, and team player

For more details

https://bhspecialty.com/career/storm-surge-scientist/