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Engineer, Earthquake – Job Opening

Employer: AIR Worldwide

Posted: 29 Aug 2013

Job ID: 2013-25601


AIR Worldwide (AIR), a member of the Verisk Insurance Solutions group at Verisk Analytics, is the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services. AIR founded the catastrophe modeling industry in 1987 and today models the risk from natural catastrophes and terrorism in 90 countries. AIR offers the opportunity to work with advanced technologies, global clients, and hundreds of the most innovative, talented minds in the industry.

This position is responsible for developing, enhancing and managing vulnerability component and overall model performance of AIR’s earthquake portfolio risk analysis models that cover worldwide regions. The candidate will work closely with a team of structural engineers, seismologists, and specialists in financial application of probabilistic earthquake risk assessment. The candidate is expected to be a highly motivated, detail oriented, well organized, and an independent worker and collective team player.

  • Data acquisition, and understanding building inventory and its vulnerability subjected to earthquakes at any interested region worldwide
  • Development of fragility functions and monetary loss curves for structural and non-structural components subjected to earthquakes for the regions of interest
  • Implement the research of building vulnerability into AIR’s earthquake portfolio risk analysis models, and validate its probabilistic risk assessment
  • Real time building damage assessment due to manmade and natural catastrophes
  • Provide technical supports about earthquake modeling and results to AIR’s staffs and clients
  • Technical writing for internal and external publications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Proficient in MATLAB, FORTRAN and/or C/C++
  • Experience in probabilistic and stochastic risk assessment and modeling, particularly in the field of engineering
  • Demonstrated data mining skills (SQL and/or statistical analysis)
  • Solid documentation skills Knowledge of structural design and nonlinear structural analysis
  • Knowledge of GIS application (e.g, ArcView) a plus
  • Knowledge of building stock and vulnerability in specific regions (worldwide) a plus

Requirements: PhD in Earthquake and/or Structural Engineering Spanish speaking preferred

Requirements: Expertise Research Education Doctorate (or equivalent work experience) Job Type Full Time Location MA-Boston Years of Experience 1-3 Years

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