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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
atlanta, GA, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Who are we? 
A strategic and trusted insurance partner, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI), provides a broad range of commercial property, casualty, and specialty insurance coverages and outstanding service to customers and brokers around the world. Part of Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance operations, we bring our solutions to market with our stellar brand name, top-rated balance sheet, and the expertise of our global team of professionals, who exude excellent capabilities and strong character. 

We are a values-based organization where respect, integrity, excellence, collaboration, and passion define who we are and how we do business.  We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives and strive to foster an inclusive environment that enables all our team members to bring their best selves to work.  We are one team committed to building a culture where every teammate has the opportunity to contribute and be recognized. Want to be part of the team building the finest property, casualty, and specialty lines insurance company in the world?

Learn more about our unique culture and history. 

Job Opportunity: 

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has an exciting opportunity for an analytical and technically minded Water Resources Engineer with expertise in inland and coastal flood risk modeling (including storm surge) to join the Catastrophe Engineering and Analytics (Cat E&A) team. Cat E&A is an innovative and versatile technical team conducting global location-level catastrophe risk evaluations, developing independent solutions and models, and providing quantitative insured loss metrics that inform underwriting decisions. Your primary role will be to work with our growing Catastrophe Engineering and Analytics team to determine and present BHSI’s view of the flood risk for individual customers’ property portfolios. Moreover, you will assist with flood and other natural catastrophe risk assessments for our growing global property book of business. Contributions include undertaking flood risk evaluation using vendor models and internal tools, assisting with individual underwriting decisions, and performing risk accumulation analyses. As a member of the Catastrophe Engineering and Analytics team, you will also work in functional groups to help refine BHSI’s internal flood view and other natural catastrophe risks. The Water Resources Engineer opportunity is in our San Ramon, CA, Boston, MA, or Atlanta GA location(s).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the flood analytics performed in support of our ongoing business needs
  • Conduct flood risk evaluation using vendor models and internal tools
  • Explain flood risk modeling concepts and results to underwriters to inform risk underwriting decisions
  • Conduct periodic training for underwriters
  • Work with our team to incorporate BHSI’s view of risk into Catastrophe modeling tools and platform
  • Contribute to all aspects of natural catastrophe analytics

 Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in water resources engineering, hydrology, hydraulics, or related discipline 
  • Strong understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.  Previous flood modeling/mapping experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Python, R, MATLAB, SQL)
  • Expert GIS knowledge (QGIS, ArcGIS, or equivalent) preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and a team player

BHSI Offers:
• A competitive package and exciting growth opportunities for career-oriented teammates
 • A dynamic, action-oriented, and thoughtful environment centered on always doing the right thing for our customers, teammates, and our other stakeholders
 • A purposely non-bureaucratic organization that embraces simplicity over complexity and emphasizes individual excellence in a team framework

The base salary range for this position is from $95,000 to $170,000.00, along with annual bonus eligibility; a candidate’s salary is determined by their relevant skills and experience. We value our teammates – both their capabilities and character – as demonstrated by our amazing culture.

NOTE: Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Team Members may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68822600
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    San Ramon, California, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • Position Title: Water Resources Engineer
  • Industry: Property/casualty Insurance
  • Job Function: Risk Management/Loss Control/Investigations
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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