14 Sep, 2021

Chemical / Oil & Petrochemical Risk Engineer

£80,000 - £90,000 yearly
  • AIG
  • London, UK
Chartered Engineer, Chemical Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description


As an AIG risk engineer, you’ll be joining a highly experienced global team with a mission to use their industrial experience to provide underwriters with expert risk selection guidance to support profitable underwriting of our oil & petrochemical (O&P) & chemical business. 


You will:

  • Develop & manage risk engineering field survey programmes.
  • Perform operational and construction field surveys of our client’s O&P and chemical sites:
  1. meeting client representatives of all departments to verify risk mitigation approaches
  2. advising clients with loss prevention recommendations
  3. where leading the survey, presenting survey results to site management focusing on the risk analysis and recommendations, decision-making processes & conclusions
  4. writing internal & market reports in an accurate and timely fashion using AIG risk rating tools, report formats, loss estimation methods & software.
  5. Advise clients on how to improve the risk quality of their organisations by influencing site and corporate loss prevention practices.
  • Analyse AIG & third-party field survey reports by reviewing, interpreting, and summarising the risk information.
  • Present and explain your conclusions clearly and concisely to your underwriters providing them with the engineering knowledge to support profitable underwriting.

Key Measures/Dimensions

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills (languages an advantage) in diverse environments.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills.
  • Able to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Able to undertake global international travel for up to 90 days per year.
  • Able to lead surveys at industrial facilities and to deliver to strict deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic learner committed to maintaining expertise through practice and continuing professional development.
  • Keen to understand the root causes of industrial disasters & to use that understanding to help your clients and underwriters avoid them.

Technical Skills/Competencies

  • Chemical engineering degree ideally Chartered (or working toward).
  • Good technical engineering & industrial experience.
  • Knowledge of engineering concepts, standards, practices, procedures and techniques.
  • Good knowledge of the application of Process Safety Management.


You will have a good foundation level of applying your engineering skills in industrial O&P &/or Chemical environments such as operations, technical support, inspection, maintenance, consultancy, projects & process safety management.

Application to alex.gayner@aig.com



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