Engineer

US-RI-West Glocester
Job ID
2017-6812
# Positions
1
Work Location
Works from an office location
Employee Type
Regular
Category
Engineering - Engineering

Overview - External

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Responsibilities - External

Plan, conduct, and direct the evaluation and testing of products in the area of fire protection system components, such as pumps, valves, and piping. The successful candidate will work at FM Global's state-of-the-art research campus in West Glocester, RI, USA.

 

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the development of proposals, project management, supervision of tests, documentation of results, preparation of written reports and other complex tasks associated with third party certification. Additionally, regular communication with a wide range of clients and colleagues, to ensure a thorough understanding of the customers' needs and to work effectively as a team.

 

The working environments include office, manufacturing sites and laboratory settings. Overnight travel, to confer and work with customers, attend technical conferences and to conduct and monitor tests, is approximately 25%.

Qualifications - External

BS plus 3 years minimum related experience (or MS in technical area)

 

Degrees in fire protection, fluid mechanics or mechanical engineering; knowledge of, or employment in, fire protection equipment, pumps, valves or related research, design or manufacturing industry experience is preferred.

 

Successful candidate should have demonstrated project management skills, superior written and verbal communication skills, and computer proficiency with programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Professional registration and / or knowledge of FM Global loss prevention guidelines preferred.

 

Candidate must possess outstanding relationship management skills including:

  • Exceptional customer service skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing)
  • Active listening skills to understand the points being made when someone else is speaking and giving full attention to the speaker
  • Effective speaking skills to convey direction, information and technical concepts
  • Ability to work effectively as a strong and supportive member of a team
  • Demonstrated skill in organizing work, setting priorities and planning

 

Candidate must have a good understanding from experience or training in root cause analysis providing ability to analyze facts and find problem solutions.

 

Familiarity with third party product certification and industry standards such as FM Approvals, Underwriters Laboratories, NFPA, or other international fire protections standards preferred.

 

Candidate must have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently and the ability to understand and follow English instructions.

 

Working product evaluation environment involves water and possibly fire, smoke and heat.