Consultant Engineer

Job ID
# Positions
Work Location
Works from a home office
Employee Type
Engineering - Field Engineer

Overview - External

The Consultant Engineer I (CEI) is an entry level position for field engineering.


The CEI will receive training in all of the various phases of office and field engineering work. All work is typically conducted under close supervision. The CEI will initially spend much time trailing others and being trailed in the field.


Field work will consist of small, non-complex regular visits, and the engineer typically will not conduct first inspection activity. Technical decision making will be of a very basic nature and will be based upon clearly defined procedures and guidance.


Responsibilities - External

  1. With appropriate guidance and supervision, conduct basic on site loss prevention evaluations that identify all reasonably forseeable physical and human element exposures for F&EC, B&M and DIC perils.


  1. With appropriate guidance and supervision, accurately quantify exposures at client locations to assure that the Account Team places an appropriate level of attention on the exposure.


  • Quantification should include analysis of the damage to physical property (building, contents) and the impact to the business (BI, TE, Interdependencies).


  1. Assure the operational functionality of protective equipment at low complexity client locations in order to maximize the opportunity for loss mitigation.


  • The CEI should take appropriate steps, in accordance with established policies, to assure that protective equipment, whether sparse or complete, is operational.
  • Confirm that in-house procedures are established to ensure that the protection systems are maintained at all times.


  1. With appropriate guidance and supervision, obtain local client understanding and agreement on the hazards/exposures discovered and their potential business impact.


  • The CEI should aim to move the client along the consulting continuum as far as possible. The initial step is to achieve understanding and then agreement to resolve.
  • The CEI should consult with the highest level of management located at the client site.


  1. Assist with effectively managing change at client locations, with appropriate guidance and supervision.


  • Changes which occur at client locations frequently result in new hazards or exposures. These can be physical changes (new construction, new packaging, new equipment, etc…) or human element changes (new key personnel, downsizing, etc…). The CEI should identify upcoming changes in order to prevent associated exposures.
  • Provide timely, high quality plan review services for low complexity changes in order to ensure that proper loss prevention considerations are achieved at the design stage.


  1. Achieve practical, effective on-site risk improvement at client locations.


  • Work with local clients to achieve risk improvement that is within their control, such as human element/maintenance programs and low/moderate cost physical improvements.
  • For high capital improvements, seeks guidance on aligning with account engineering to develop a plan for completing target recommendations.


  1. Begin developing ability to Illustrate the value-added differential of FM Global engineering capabilities.


  • The capabilities of FM Global engineering should be communicated when the client does not understand them.
  • FM Global resources such as publications, loss history data, videos, etc. should be used to support findings and recommended improvements. This includes the Understanding the Hazards tools.
  • With guidance, and in conjunction with account engineering, innovative methods to educate the client on loss prevention should be pursued where appropriate.

            8.   Accurately communicate the risk and associated data.


  • Accurately communicate the “picture of the risk” in the Risk Report (RR) so that the Account Team can make appropriate decisions. Personal judgements or opinions should be presented under the confidential section of the RR to elaborate on the quality of risk.
  • Communicate issues of major importance, sensitivity or consequence to the Account Engineer, in advance of the RR, so that immediate attention can be given to the issue.
  • The data provided must be of high quality to assure the integrity of engineering products.

Qualifications - External

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Applied Science or equivalent.

0 to 2 years, competencies typically in Basic proficiency range. Examples include:


Business Interruption - Collects basic data (annual report, annual

sales and turnover), but has difficulty analyzing the information without



Flammable Liquids - Identifies the provision of damage limiting

construction (ex: explosion venting and resistive walls) in equipment or

rooms, but cannot determine the adequacy of the design.


Human Element - Has difficulty in determining a location's "real"

commitment to human element programs. May be too easily influenced by token

signs of human element programs (ex: organization charts listing emergency

organization roles, neatly checked off valve inspection checklist forms,



Boiler & Pressure Vessels - Applies the proper operating standards

strictly by the book; i.e. may not understand the "why" behind the

concepts, analyses, and instructions.