Sr. Risk Services Specialist

Full Time Remote posted 7 months ago

Job Description

Merit Services is seeking a professional with property and casualty mining experience. This role includes account engineering responsibilities. This is a work-from-home role that services customers within Canada and the US.


‣ Provide senior-level review and engineering analysis, review/assessment, and reporting for mining Operations and Projects: tailings dams, water management systems, waste rock piles, open pits, underground, etc.

‣ Perform Dam Safety Inspections/Evaluations

‣ Prepare reports and coordinate support activities

‣ Review site survey findings or desk review findings and prepare written assessment and recommendations

‣ Excellent oral and written communication skills

‣ Provide consulting services for Mining clients

‣ Provide training for internal/external Mining customers and/or business partners utilizing both in-person and utilizing digital technologies

‣ Develop presentations and effectively communicate information with individuals, small group situations, customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

‣ Work independently as well as in a team setting

‣ Participate in Training programs to either cross-train and/or further professional/personal development i.e., property fire protection, machinery breakdown, Insurance Risk Management

‣ Manage account risk portfolio and provide account-level engineering to meet Insurance underwriting requirements.

‣ Developing and implementing customer service strategies that reduce loss and improve customer operations.

‣ Provide engineering support to the Insurance underwriting team by attending client and Insurance broker meetings.

‣ Monitor property & casualty mining account engineering services to ensure that delivery is proper, on time, and cost-effective.

‣ Perform field engineering assessments to evaluate property, casualty, and machinery breakdown exposures and controls at insured locations mainly in Canada and occasionally the USA

‣ Advanced consultative services to customers, including identifying exposures with significant loss potential, investigation of cause/effect of major losses, and management programs

‣ Assist in marketing Client’s risk transfer insurance products in conjunction with underwriting professionals and agents across company business segments.


‣ Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area OR

‣ High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area Preferred:

‣ 12+ years experience in tailings dam design, safety and stability assessment, and related mine-site earthworks infrastructure.

‣ Geotechnical, Civil, Mining, or Geological Engineering degree + P. Eng designation

‣ A combination of on-site and consulting experience

‣ Must have strong written and verbal skills to prepare reports, and the ability to work and write fluently in both French and English, proficiency in Spanish & Portuguese would be an asset

‣ Experience in mine site seismic and/or Flood design is considered an asset.

‣ Extensive knowledge of environmental best practices, management systems, and monitoring requirements on operations and construction projects

‣ Solid geotechnical, including hydrology background

‣ Operations experience with respect to open pit, underground, and heap leach is considered an asset

‣ Outstanding collaborative skills

‣ A high degree of proficiency related to PC and Software or systems

‣ Familiar with North American Mining Acts

‣ Familiar with Mining safety management programs, machinery risk management, or Property Loss Prevention would be considered an asset Job Accountabilities

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