Engineer

Location US-MA-Norwood
Job ID
2018-7244
# Positions
1
Work Location
Works from an office location
Employee Type
Regular
Category
Engineering - Testing & Certification

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 development and evaluation of authorized projects, with little or no supervision, in the area of building materials and construction assembly performance as they relate to wind, fire and other exposures and to increase the technical knowledge and provide solutions to problems of property loss and loss control. 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. In addition, duties may include making presentations and providing representation to trade associations. The working environment includes both the office and laboratory. Overnight travel, to consult with customers, attend technical conferences and to conduct and monitor tests at test facilities, is typically less than 20%.

Qualifications - External

MS in technical area, BS + 3 years of related experience.

 

Technical degree in civil, structural, mechanical or chemical engineering. Knowledge of, and experience with, building materials and components, statics and material properties 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. Knowledge of FM Approvals Standards is preferred. Candidate must have a good understanding from experience or training in root cause analysis providing ability to analyze facts and find problem solutions.

 

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

 

Candidate must possess outstanding relationship management skills including:

  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • 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

 

Working product evaluation environment involves fire, smoke, heat and the use of adhesives and binders.