Sr. Risk Services Specialist

Full Time Remote posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Industry: Mining


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