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Consultant Engineer

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Overview - External:

At FM Global you have the power to influence outcomes and make a difference in the future - yours, your clients’, and the company’s. When you join our team as a Consultant Engineer, you have the ability to leverage your engineering background to help clients neutralize potential disaster—saving property, businesses and lives.

With the company’s nearly two centuries of knowledge and experience behind you, you’ll work hands on with some of the world’s most influential organizations, helping them understand risk and protect their assets. And you will have the resources to build a rewarding career at FM Global including 18 months of classroom and field based training to start.

Training for the first year will be in Toronto for eventual permanent posting in Toronto.


Responsibilities - External:

If you enjoy variety, put your time-management and organization skills to use handling field visits, office work, and projects for large commercial occupancies and hazards. You will work with minimal supervision and must be capable of working independently.

Initially, assignments will be of limited scope and complexity giving you the opportunity to learn. You will gradually begin assessing risks at larger complex commercial properties by visiting client facilities and performing evaluations that accurately quantify foreseeable physical and human element exposures while working with client on-site risk management.

You will perform “hands-on” site assessments of the physical property including roofs and conduct evaluations which include, but are not limited to, site water supplies, dust hazards, chemical storage, and rack storage arrangements of client products.

Consultant Engineers are charged with ensuring that FM Global Engineering Standards are followed and, as necessary, must communicate the appropriate recommendations and/or engineering solutions to ensure client understanding and agreement for risk improvement so strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills are a must.

You should be willing to operate from a home office and will be expected to travel to clients' facilities daily; overnight travel is expected approximately 25-30% of the time, dependant on location. You must also be willing to travel to Natural Catastrophe sites as needed.

Qualifications - External:

Successful Consultant Engineer candidates have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelors degree in engineering (civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, materials and mining)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Good analytical, organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Efficient time management ability with minimal supervision
  • Solid technical aptitude including diverse knowledge of engineering principles
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Physical ability to climb ladders, lift >25 lbs., balance, and heights
  • Proficient in MS Office products
  • Fire prevention and protection is an asset.

For the Consultant Engineer position a P.Eng./ing. license is required.

Candidates working towards their P.Eng./ing. license will start as a Loss Prevention Consultant.

You will be expected to work independently and should be willing to operate from a home office.

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