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[Met-jobs] Wind Model Developer

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:17:39 +0000

Wind Model Developer

Aon Benfield are currently recruiting a Wind Model Developer to join our team 
in London.

Aon Benfield
 
As the industry leader in treaty, facultative and capital markets, Aon Benfield 
is redefining the role of the reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor. 
Through our unmatched talent and industry-leading proprietary tools and 
products, we help our clients to redefine success. Aon Benfield offers unbiased 
capital advice and customized access to more reinsurance and capital markets 
than anyone else. As a trusted advocate, we provide local reach to the world’s 
markets, an unparalleled investment in innovative analytics, including 
catastrophe management, actuarial, and rating agency advisory, and the right 
professionals to advise clients in making the optimal capital choice for their 
business. With an international network of more than 80 offices in 50 
countries, our worldwide client base is able to access the broadest portfolio 
of integrated capital solutions and services. Learn more at 
www.aonbenfield.com 

Aon is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified 
applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, colour 
religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran 
status.

About the Role 

As a Wind Model Developer some of your key responsibilities will involve; 

Managing and working on the development of a new Europe hail/summer storm 
model, to be developed in 2015. 

Cooperation with the Institute of Meteorology and climatology of the University 
of Cologne (IMGK) including one full-time PhD and two part-time Post-Docs.

Lead the cooperation between the two teams and act as the knowledge transfer 
associate between the two institutions. 

Coordinating the two different components of the project - the research and the 
business one 

Working in cooperation with the rest of the Aon Benfield Impact Forecasting 
Wind team in the London and Prague offices on their remaining projects; most 
importantly the development of the EU winter storm model (planned to expand in 
the next few years). 

Day-to-day contact with external clients or internal model users, thus support 
the model in the market.

Frequent travelling to meet other team members (in Prague or Chicago) or 
clients in Europe

Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management 
Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including 
participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory 
training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of 
any Group Company.

About you 

As a Wind model Developer your skills and qualifications will ideally include; 

The very minimum requirements would include MSc or equivalent
PhD or Post-doc advantageous
Background in Meteorology and/or Climatology
Experience working with climate models (i.e weather forecasting models) in the 
past    
Academic background will be considered an advantage 
Research related background is welcomed.
Any work experience in developing Cat Models for atmospheric hazards (Hurricane 
or EU Wind) in the industry will be considered an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits 
package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have 
the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare 
vouchers and additional holiday. 
 
Aon is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Aon people 
come from all backgrounds and communities. Whatever your gender, age, 
ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation, you'll be valued as an individual 
and recognised for your skills and the contribution you make to our company. We 
are a Stonewall champion. 

If you are interested in this role, please apply direct via the link below:

https://aonuk.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en-GB&job=07003

For any queries regarding this role please contact Rosie Ellis, Recruitment 
Business Partner at rosie.ellis@aon.co.uk








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