Assistant Catastrophe Risk Analyst - Singapore

We are looking for an individual to join us and support the delivery of Catastrophe Risk solutions within our Singapore team. You will be able to analyse and validate probabilistic results with our CAT models, and work with a dynamic range of clients and experienced individuals.

Your role

In any given week you may be working on a range of client projects as well as longer term international development projects for the company. This position will include working closely with colleagues in a variety of different teams across the company including those helping to generate and deliver new work, in model development and within our Consultancy unit.

The role sits within the JBA Risk Management Singapore office and requires a candidate with strong technical skills capable of multi-tasking time sensitive projects. Work can involve a mix of data analysis, statistics, GIS, hydrology, and report writing as the candidate provides dedicated support to consultancy projects in areas including (but not limited to) catastrophe modelling, flood risk assessments and hydraulic modelling.

The team member we’re looking for

Interaction with JBA’s global client base takes place on a daily basis and you will be expected to present technical work. As our work involves managing multiple project deadlines, this position will suit someone who picks up new skills quickly, and who is enthusiastic, organised, and a strong team player.

You should have an undergraduate (and preferably a postgraduate) degree in either Hydrology, Geographical Information Systems, Mathematics, Natural Hazards, Meteorology, Earth Sciences, or a similar subject. While this is an entry-level/junior role, experience of working in a related field would be ideal.

Essential

  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline
  • Interest in natural hazards and catastrophe modelling
  • Professional manner with strong interpersonal skills; demonstrable ability to interact with colleagues who cover a wide range of seniority and knowledge
  • Demonstrable ability to understand and communicate technical concepts in person and in writing
  • Experience of organising your own time
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of teamwork/collaborative environments both in person and via collaboration technologies
  • Experience with GIS platforms (e.g. QGIS, ArcMap)Experienced user of Microsoft Excel (e.g. pivot tables, vlookups)
  • Competent use of core MS Office 365 suite of tools (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams)

Desirable

  • Postgraduate degree in related discipline
  • Prior experience of modelling natural hazards
  • Basic coding experience e.g. Python, R, SQL
  • Experience of Linux command line with scripting

Training will be provided where necessary.

Only applications from Singapore residents will be considered for this position.

Your career at JBA

Known as The Flood People, JBA is a global company helping some of the world’s largest re/insurance, financial, property and International Development organisations understand and manage flood risk. We’re experts in translating complex, scientific data into useful information, using sophisticated hydraulic approaches and models to provide cutting-edge flood risk intelligence. Our climate is changing and we’re leading the way to incorporate climate science into our data to provide our clients with a forward-thinking view of flood risk.

We can only do this through our fantastic team, and we believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can. We’re an employee-owned organisation and have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual Employee-Owned Benefit scheme.

Alongside this, we’re focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff, as well as a professional development programme and support in the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership.

We invest in our staff’s mental health and wellbeing, encouraging our staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance and organising social activities from bake sales and book clubs to badminton. We also invest in the wider community by funding our own charitable foundation, the JBA Trust, supporting sustainability initiatives such as tree planting, and facilitating outreach visits by our team of STEM ambassadors.

Find out more on the JBA careers page (https://www.jbarisk.com/about-us/careers-at-jba/)

JBA is committed to creating and sustaining a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

How to apply

For further information or an informal discussion about this position, please contact Mansi Kalra by email at mansi.kalra@jbarisk.com

To apply for the post, applications should be made using the JBA Risk Management Application pro-forma and emailed to our careers team. Only applications made using the standard form will be accepted.

We would appreciate it if you would also fill in JBA’s Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and submit it alongside your application form, but please note this is not mandatory.

Please return both forms to our careers team at careers@jbagroup.co.uk

Closing date: 3 October 2022

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies. All Agencies should note that if JBA receives an application via other means - even if it comes after your first contact with us - there will be no contractual entitlement to an introduction fee or other fees. In sending us any applications you are deemed to have agreed to these terms.