Catastrophe Risk Analyst

Are you innovative, analytically-minded and looking for a career challenge in natural hazards?

We’re the global leaders in flood risk management and we’re looking for a catastrophe risk analyst to join our fast-growing Catastrophe Consulting team, working with a wide range of clients to deliver bespoke consultancy projects.

We’re better known amongst our clients as The Flood People®. We help the insurance, reinsurance, disaster risk management and property industries understand flood risk. Our flood maps, catastrophe models and analytics are used by some of the world’s leading organisations.

The position

Your day-to-day role will involve working with our clients across a variety of sectors to deliver bespoke solutions that meet individual client needs. The role will enable the development of expertise across a broad range of areas including data analysis, hydrology, hydraulic modelling, catastrophe modelling and statistics.

We’re looking for someone with a strong academic background (BSc or MSc) in natural hazards, mathematics or a relevant scientific subject, looking to pursue a career in catastrophe modelling. You’ll need to be willing to ask questions, strive to understand what’s important to our clients, and use your technical skills to solve complex problems.

You’ll be a strong team player, a fast learner, organised, and capable of independent and innovative thinking in a challenging business environment.

What you’ll need:

  • A professional, organised approach
  • An enquiring technical background with strong numerical data handling and analysis skills
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team to meet deadlines
  • The ability to understand and communicate technical concepts in both written reports and oral presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • An enthusiasm to learn and adapt
  • Client focus with a drive to consistently deliver high quality and useful outputs
  •  Desire to learn more about the use of flood analytics in the (re)insurance market and for disaster risk management

If you have any of the following, even better:

  • Experience in the (re)insurance industry
  • Experience in numerical natural hazard modelling
  • Programming skills (ideally SQL, Python, R)
  • Experience using GIS (ideally ArcGIS and/or QGIS)
  • Familiarity with command line Unix/Linux

We will provide training for particularly high-quality candidates who lack a particular skill but whom we consider will fit well in the team.

Your development

We’re focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff. Our highly regarded professional development programme provides the opportunity to enhance and update technical and management skills throughout your career. We encourage and support the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership of professional associations.

We believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can. Our comprehensive benefits package includes pension, life insurance, medical assistance, subsidised income protection and childcare vouchers.

As an employee-owned organisation, we have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual Employee Owned Benefit scheme.


The role will be based in our Broughton Park office near Skipton (North Yorkshire). The office is located on the Broughton Hall estate and is surrounded by 3000 acres of parkland, farmland, woodland and moors. This unique work setting sits on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Application details

For further information or an informal discussion about this position please contact Steve Hutchings on +44 (0)1756 799919 or by email.

To apply for the post, applications should be made using the JBA Risk Management Application pro-forma and emailed to Susan Stephenson. Only applications made using the standard form will be accepted; CVs and other supporting information is welcome.

Closing date

15 November 2019

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.