Wind Specialist

at Willis Towers Watson India
Location Mumbai, India
Date Posted June 27, 2019
Category GIS
Job Type Full-time
Estimated Salary or Stipend Negotiable
Salary Currency INR


We are looking for a Structural Engineer to join our Model Research and Evaluation (MR&E) team in Mumbai. We are seeking an individual with academic and/or industry experience related to the vulnerability of buildings to wind. The role would involve contributing to the assessment of windstorm catastrophe models with a specific focus on the vulnerability module.
Catastrophe modeling plays a key role in the reinsurance industry helping to determine the capital and ultimately reinsurance requirements of (re)insurance companies. The models used in the industry are imperfect, and it is very important to understand their weaknesses, as well as develop adjustments to correct their more significant biases. The role of model research and evaluation is expanding, as more data becomes available, more models are built, the regulation makes stricter demands on model users and generally the sophistication of models increases. The individual we are seeking would be involved in all stages of model research and evaluation from studying the models to adjusting biases and producing evaluation reports and documentation

Duties and responsibilities

 The main responsibility is evaluation and assessment of catastrophe risk models related to atmospheric perils with a focus on vulnerability. This involves an in-depth understanding and potential adjustment of different catastrophe model components.
 Working with MR&E colleagues in London to deliver Catastrophe Risk Management services to clients and prospects
 Design, plan, carry out and coordinate model sensitivity analyses for different territories (world-wide coverage)
 Ensure a rapid response for model version change tests and interpretation, as a basis for client-specific model change management work carried out within the commercial application areas
 Help standardise existing model evaluation methods
 Build and maintain a library of outputs for instant use by analysts and brokers
 Write reports of different level of complexity and create presentations
 Utilise any Willis Research Network (WRN) generated (and other) scientific output for model evaluation/adjustment
 Liaison with offices and teams worldwide and participate in business-travels that may be required
 The role may develop to also include development and evaluation of in-house catastrophe models

Education Requirements

 Masters level degree in civil engineering or another closely related field
 Academic and/or industry experience related to the vulnerability of buildings to wind
 Strong analytical skills – the candidate should be able to demonstrate where they have successfully analyzed complex problems either in their past work or during their education
 Programming experience (ideally in R/Python/Matlab)
 High level of competence with MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
 Excellent oral and written skills in English
 Knowledge of catastrophe modeling
 Strong statistical skills
 A good understanding of relational databases and some experience using SQL
 Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly ESRI
 Direct experience of at least one of the main catastrophe modeling software: AIR and RMS

How to apply

Interested candidates may apply through LinkedIn-
or Official Website-

Job Location Street Address

Plant No. 6, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co, L.B.S. Marg, Vikhroli (West), Mumbai, MH 400079, IN