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Risk Engineer Consultant - Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI)
AXA XL, a division of AXA
Publication date: Nov 28th
Job type: Full Time
Category: All others
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Our construction risk engineering group helps protect property, profitability and employees. Our dedicated risk engineering team offers superior project management, site safety and operational management expertise to help keep businesses on track.

In this role, you will provide risk engineering consultation to Underwriters and our construction contractor partners, specific to AXA XL’s Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI) product. You will work collaboratively with Underwriting to evaluate contractor customer risks and assess relevant controls for a successful SDI program. You will apply your strong construction management experience as you work with a broad range of Contractor customers and provide consultation, training and support of the SDI program - with the purpose of reducing overall cost of risk for both the contractor partner and AXA XL. When potential or actual subcontractor defaults occur, you will work with the insured to manage, mitigate, document and resolve the claim in an efficient, fair and effective manner. Service responsibilities could extend nationally but will be focused in your regions - ideal geographies are: North East, North Central. However, the qualifications of all candidates will be considered.

What will your essential responsibilities include?

  • Enhancing the development of the Subcontractor Default book of business through active engagement of prospective clients, including presentations, meetings and related activities in coordination with Underwriting.
  • Collaborating with Underwriting in the operational review of prospective SDI customers.
  • Providing feedback and risk improvement recommendations to prospective Contractor partners and jointly developing an effective service plan that is tailored to individual customer needs and reduces the overall cost of risk for all partners.
  • Providing support of the complete SDI program lifecycle including relevant consultation, training, assessment of controls, risk identification, customer feedback, project visits and related customer meetings.
  • Consulting with customers on management, mitigation and documentation of subcontractor default claims.
  • Enhancing the SDI product through development of protocols and tools that reduce the overall cost of subcontractor default risk, including assessment of national, regional and local industry trends/changes and development of relevant solutions to keep the SDI product at the forefront of industry solutions.
  • Building credibility and creating customer satisfaction by demonstrating the value of risk control services.
You will report to the Risk Engineering Manager for Subcontract Default Insurance (SDI).

We’re looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

  • Ten or more years of direct construction experience, which may include contractor, subcontractor, owner or other related businesses.
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of the entire construction project lifecycle including: preconstruction, estimating, purchasing, project management and project closeout.
  • Ability to apply construction experience to a broad range of customers, to consult effectively on wide-ranging construction management practices, to identify exposures/assess controls on complex construction accounts and to be adaptable in applying procedures that are relevant to the contractor’s exposures, practices, and culture.
  • Direct experience with subcontractor prequalification, subcontractor selection, contracting, project/subcontractor management, scheduling, quality management, construction claims and default management is valuable.
  • Keen ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of customer and underwriting partners, to listen effectively and make sound assessments/conclusions based on review of written procedures, discussions, and observations, to make technical information and recommendations understandable to a wide range of audiences, and to influence others to accept and act on recommendations.
  • Proven ability as a self-starter who continually looks toward individual development, is capable of managing schedule and resources, continually assesses workload in light of business priorities and directs own efforts accordingly while working in a remote work environment.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team, proactively across lines of business and effectively with internal and external partners on special projects and furthering industry and business goals.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Ability to travel 25-40%.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or similar combination of education/experience is required.
  • This position can be based in other locations if qualifications merit.

Remote Eligible


AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


US-NY-New York

Job Field

Underwriting Support



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