Catastrophe Risk Modeler - Storm Surge

Location: London, United Kingdom

Objective of the Role:

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) are currently recruiting for a role related to the modelling of storm-surge, waves, overtopping and coastal flooding in various parts of the world. The modelling work carried out by this team encompasses all steps from hazard modelling to loss modelling. The department has an engaged working environment with a clear scientific, motivated and technological atmosphere.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Building and developing the storm surge & wave model components;
  • Evaluating model results (both hazard and loss data) by comparison to observed data and loss benchmarks;
  • Develop new modelling approaches for the next generation RMS(one) platform;
  • Further advancement of modules by researching and implementing novel scientific techniques;
  • Communicating research to clients and other stakeholders.


  • Minimum 2.1 degree and a PhD or research experience related to storm-surge or other aspects of coastal ocean modelling. Strong candidates with a different but equivalent profile would also be considered;
  • Experience working in a UNIX or Linux environment;
  • Experience with numerical models (such as MIKE21, ADCIRC, AGCMs, CGCMs, regional models or mesoscale models), handling large data sets, or statistical modeling;
  • Experience with data analysis and programming languages (e.g. R, Python, MATLAB, Fortran).


  • Previous experience in catastrophe modeling, or specific expertise in modelling natural hazards, is not necessary but valued.

If you are interested please apply with curriculum vitae and cover letter using the following link:

About RMS:

Risk Management Solutions (RMS) is the world's leading provider of mathematical models and information related to the financial impact of natural catastrophes. Our Model Development department has fifty PhD scientists and engineers based in London, building mathematical models that predict damage caused by tropical storms, extra-tropical storms, thunderstorms, storm surges, freshwater floods and tsunamis.

We use a combination of observed data, reanalysis data, numerical, statistical and engineering models and data assimilation. We are the pioneers in the development and application of complex statistical and numerical modelling methods for the quantification of natural hazard risk, and our risk models are the most detailed and comprehensive models of natural catastrophes produced anywhere in the world.

Our clients include several hundred insurance and reinsurance companies as well as brokers, banks, hedge funds, regional and local governments, and multilateral agencies. RMS has 1,100 employees in 11 countries, including offices in Newark (CA-USA), Noida (India), London (UK), Hoboken (NJ-USA), and Zurich (Switzerland).

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RMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

posted: 09 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.