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Risk and Resilience Consultant


Excellence Leaves a Lasting Impression: Bring Your Vision to shape a better world.

At Arup, our innovative spirit compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways — engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to deliver technical excellence, innovation, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. The firm opened its first office over 70 years ago and now employs 14,000 people globally.  Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. Adapting to the ever changing environment, our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities. Arup is rising to these new challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines, investing in research, innovating and creating better solutions for clients and the wider world. 

Arup's San Francisco office currently has a need for a Consultant who has expertise and experience in the area(s) of Risk and Resilience. The candidate should also have a developing interest in risk management and/or business continuity.

• Undertake, deliver, and manage qualitative and quantitative risk assessments for multiple hazards including earthquakes, flood, sea level rise, wind, and climate change
• Develop mitigation, adaptation, and resilience strategies for building and infrastructure projects and portfolios, corporations/institutions, and cities/communities.
• Collaborate with others within the firm on projects that can benefit from your expertise.
• Provide general support to the growth of the Risk and Resilience Consulting business, including client development and general business development efforts.

• Minimum of a 4-year degree in Civil Engineering. An MS, PhD, or MBA in engineering, science, business, or risk management is desirable.
• 1-3 years of experience in practice or research
• The following skills and experiences are required:
• Probabilistic risk assessment and familiarity with methodologies such as FEMA P-58
• Understanding of factors which influence the resilience of buildings, organizations, and communities
• Application of performance-based engineering
• Strong coding skills to enable engineering risk calculations and interactive visualization tools for communicating risk
• Exceptional communication, negotiation, influencing, and presentation skills
• Licensed Professional Engineer or willingness to pursue licensure
• Business Continuity certification or willingness to pursue certification

The following skills and experiences are desirable:
• Subject matter expertise with one or more hazard such as earthquake, wind, flood, or man-made threats
• Understanding of multi-hazard assessment methodologies and familiarity impacts of climate change
• Understanding of vulnerability and risk assessment methods for utility and transit networks
• Portfolio risk assessment including familiarity with HAZUS
• An appreciation for the intersection of insurance, risk, and resilience and a willingness to pursue opportunities in this space
• Collaboration with local governments, universities, non-profits, building code bodies, etc. in developing codes and public policies around resilience
• Familiarity with resilience tools and guidelines such as the City Resilience Framework and the REDi Rating System
• An understanding of the effects of Climate Change and strategies for adaptation

• Strong client and stakeholder engagement skills including the ability to aid in development of resilience objectives, communicate risk, develop mitigation and operations continuity strategies
• Experience developing cost-benefit analyses across a range of risk reduction or resilience strategies

As a consultant, you will have demonstrated a growing competence in the following areas:
• Technical excellence
• Project delivery
• Project Management
• Customer focus

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.  

Arup offers an outstanding benefits package including healthcare, GRRSP match, time off and profit share.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Number: SAN0000J2
Category: Risk
Location: San Francisco, California
Date Posted: Nov. 30, 2020