KCC seeks earthquake engineering professionals to join our growing team of catastrophe model developers. In this position, you will work closely with scientists and other engineers to build out our global suite of advanced earthquake models.
Karen Clark & Company (KCC) is the innovation and technology leader in catastrophe risk modeling. KCC professionals are globally recognized experts in catastrophe modeling and risk management. From our headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, we provide advanced models, innovative software, and comprehensive consulting services to (re)insurance company executives nationwide. These services enhance business strategies and the financial results put our clients at a competitive advantage. KCC catastrophe models currently cover tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, severe convective storms, floods, earthquakes, winter storms, and wildfires in over 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.kcc.us.com.
- Conduct literature surveys of geohazards related to earthquakes and building vulnerability to earthquakes, implementing new studies for loss modeling applications
- Collect and analyze loss data regarding earthquakes, liquefaction, etc.
- Perform validation tests on model loss estimates
- Contribute to preparing technical documents, presentations related to scientific models.
- Conduct post-event damage surveys for natural disasters around the world
- Master’s degree in Structural or Geotechnical Engineering required, PhD a plus
- Knowledge on ground motion; ability to understand and implement ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) is required
- Knowledge of building response and damage to earthquakes
- Experience with QGIS or ArcGIS software is a plus
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, an eye for professional presentation, and recognized organizational abilities
- Knowledge and experience in statistics and probability is a plus
- Ability to travel within the US or internationally with little advance notice
- Experience in catastrophe modeling a plus
- Knowledge of C# programming language a plus