• Engineer

    Location US-MA-Norwood
    Job ID
    2018-7516
    # 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

    Would you like be involved in testing and certifying the integrity of commercial building products from around the world? In this position you will plan, conduct and direct the evaluation and certification of property loss prevention products, with little or no supervision, in the area of building materials and assemblies. The testing will push the product’s performance as it relates to wind, fire and other exposures in our world class, state of the art laboratories. You will help to increase the technical knowledge and provide solutions to the problems of property loss prevention and mitigation. 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 product 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

    BS in technical area + 3 years experience or MS in technical area

     

    Technical degree in civil, structural, mechanical or chemical engineering preferred. Knowledge of, and experience with, building materials, components, and assemblies is desired. A background in statics and/or material properties is beneficial. Successful candidate should have demonstrated project management skills, results analysis 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 Property Loss Prevention Datasheets is beneficial. Knowledge of FM Approvals Standards is preferred. Candidate must have a good understanding from experience or training in root cause analysis.

    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.