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Company: FM Global

Location: Norwood, MA

Date Posted: February 22, 2014

Source: FM Global

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.

FM Global Research is the driving force behind our property loss-prevention engineering and understanding of the hazards our clients face. FM Global has been the leader in property loss-prevention research for more than 175 years.

As part of our research department, you’ll work alongside other researchers and independently to understand emerging property loss-prevention hazards, quantify real-world scenarios, and develop new ways to protect ...

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.

FM Global Research is the driving force behind our property loss-prevention engineering and understanding of the hazards our clients face. FM Global has been the leader in property loss-prevention research for more than 175 years.

As part of our research department, you’ll work alongside other researchers and independently to understand emerging property loss-prevention hazards, quantify real-world scenarios, and develop new ways to protect against today’s property-loss threats. You’ll also work on implementation, evaluation, and development of techniques—including computer models and experiments—and present your findings to make strategic and beneficial advancements in risk mitigation.

The Structural Hazards & Response Research Division of FM Global is seeking resourceful knowledge-developers and problem-solvers with strong technical and communication skills to plan and conduct basic and applied research in support of our engineering, risk management, and loss prevention needs in one or more of the fields of:

-Storm surge and tsunami numerical modeling.

-Hydrologic and hydrodynamic (one and two dimensional, small to large scale) flood modeling.

-Extreme weather events including tropical cyclones, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, winter storms, and heavy precipitation. Numerical weather and climate models.

-Structural mechanics and dynamics, earthquake structural response, earthquake engineering and testing, and vulnerability functions for structural and non-structural components.

Qualifications - External:

Positions require a Ph.D. degree, a research record in the area of interest, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A solid background in probability and statistics, proven technical programming and modeling experience, and knowledge of model physics, principles, setup, calibration, validation and sound analysis practices are highly desired.

Senior applicants must have demonstrated project management abilities. The job title and compensation depend on

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