Job Details

Risk Engineering Team Leader - PT, Job-Share, FT

Job Posting: 08/20/2019
Schedule: Full-time
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Requistion ID 1900068E


Job Description

Job Title – Risk Engineering Team Leader (P/T, job-share or F/T)


Location: Home Based - South or Midlands Preferred

The opportunity: 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Risk Engineering business as a Team Leader. The role of the Team Leader is to effectively manage a team of approximately ten Risk Engineers within a set territory to ensure the team delivers a high quality and cost effective service to customers. To coach their team so that they can reach their full potential, making sure the team is a great place to work by motivating, enthusing and nurturing.


In this home-worker role, the Team Leader is also responsible for partnering with the business to provide Thought Leadership and to support Risk Engineering’s Value Proposition.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Leadership of the team, creating strong engagement and a collaborative and supportive culture, whilst delivering a high quality service.

  • Create an environment where team members can achieve their full potential, through continuous development, with support, coaching and motivation.

  • Co-ordinate and monitor team work activities and resources to achieve targets within agreed timescales and budgets.

  • Manage performance of team members with regular engagement, to comply with operational instructions and Zurich policies and procedures.

  • Create and enhance systems, processes and procedures to translate business plans into action and achieve maximum efficiency.

  • Lead technical and operational projects as required.

  • To develop and promote Risk Engineering’s Value Proposition to major customers.

  • To support proposition development for Risk Engineering and the wider business. 

  • To ensure all staff conform to procedures and systems.

  • Prepare business plans and justifications for work activities in order to obtain the necessary resources.

  • Report on team performance to ensure management are informed of developments.

  • To manage work allocation within the team.

    Your skills and experience:
  • AIRM, FIRM, FCII or ACII or a degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. Fire Engineering, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering) plus NEBOSH Certificate or Diploma.

  • To be truly interested in people and able to relate to and communicate with a diverse team.

  • Extensive experience working in the Risk Management arena.

  • London Market knowledge and experience required
  • Extensive technical knowledge of appropriate Risk management activities (e.g. fire, security, business interruption, extended perils, contingency planning and related risks, health, safety and liability best practice).

  • Has a knowledge of the commercial, industrial, retail and public services sectors, as appropriate.

  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Thorough knowledge of Risk management products and procedures.

  • Financial understanding and budgeting.
  • Market competition awareness.
  • Good knowledge of Zurich HR policies and procedures, particularly with regard to grievances & capability.

  • The ability to write highly technical reports.
  • Excellent customer relationship skills.
  • Interviewing and negotiating skills.
  • The ability to make presentations.
  • The ability to work alone and largely unsupervised.
  • The ability to discuss technical issues with experts

  • Ability to successfully liaise with senior managers throughout the organisation

The Reward:
As well as a competitive salary, we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –
  • 12% pension

  • Company car/car allowance

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Full private medical cover

  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted will writing service

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, and an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Further information:

At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Zurich is a workplace that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, sex, race, religion or belief, disability, marriage/civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity status and sexual orientation.  Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.