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Consultant Engineer II - Pulp & Paper

Engineering - Field Engineer Job ID 2023-13851 Primary Location: Cleveland, Ohio 01/30/2024 Hiring Range: $76,200 - $129,400
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FM Global is a market leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research, risk management advising, risk transfer capabilities, and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

When you join our team at FM Global, you will use your engineering background to learn how to assess a broad range of industrial facility hazards such as fire hazards, explosion hazards, flood hazard zones, structural collapse potential, mechanical and electrical failures, and more.  Initially, assignments will be of limited scope and complexity giving you the opportunity to learn FM Global’s loss prevention expertise with the support of experienced mentors and a structured engineering training program.  You will gradually begin assessing risks at larger complex industrial sites.  Learning and developing continues throughout your career, with promotion and growth opportunities, in a variety of technical career paths.

FM Global is currently seeking a Consultant Engineer II with heavy industry experience, preferably within the pulp and paper industry. The ideal candidate should understand the pulp and paper manufacturing processes and possess production or engineering experience within a typical paper mill.  

Approximately 30-50% of workload would be expected within the pulp and paper industry, including pulp manufacturers, paper manufacturers, paper-converting operations, and associated industry facilities.  The remaining workload would be varied across all other industries. Consultant Engineers at FM Global enjoy the challenges and weekly variety in working with clients across industries such as healthcare, education, distribution/logistics, a wide range of manufacturing, and more. 

This position is based in Southeast Michigan or Northeast Ohio (working remotely from a home office) and reporting to the FM Global Cleveland office.

Based on experience, the consideration for this role will be an Consultant Engineer II or Senior Consultant Engineer.




Responsibilities of a Consultant Engineer II include:

  • Identify property hazards (such as fire, explosion, and natural catastrophe hazards) at insured client facilities and deliver practical solutions to minimize or eliminate the hazard.
  • Communicate key risks and priorities to support clients in making sound risk management decisions based on what matters most to their business.
  • Apply consistent risk assessment and risk mitigation guidance, based on use of FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets and company operating procedures, with an attention to technical detail.
  • Prepare technical engineering reports, with sound engineering-based judgements, decisions, and technical writing to document conclusions.

  • Collaborate with various departments such as Operations Engineering, Client Services, Account Management and Underwriting on risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Develop long-lasting relationships with clients and act as a trusted advisor and consultant within your field.
  • Work from a home office, while managing time, meeting report delivery timelines, and working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Expected overnight travel once fully trained is 30% (up to 50-70 nights per year). Typical travel responsibilities will be concentrated in a 2 to 3-hour radius around your home office; however overnight travel may include all of Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and upstate New York (Buffalo NY region).




  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in engineering (varies engineering disciplines considered); A mechanical engineering background is a plus.
  • Possessing technical aptitude, knowledge of engineering principles, a sound problem-solving approach, and an eagerness to learn across a broad range of industries and types of hazards.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in heavy industry, preferably in a pulp and paper manufacturing environment.  Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.
  • Hands-on understanding of various chemical and mechanical production processes and support systems, which may include paper machines, pulp dryers, boilers, various processes involving flammable/combustible materials such as lubrication oil systems, hydraulic oil systems, chemical recovery systems, heat transfer fluid systems, and dust collection systems.
  • Experience in process safety practices and safety devices. Familiarity with sprinkler protection is a plus.
  • Independent and focused within a home office environment, with strong planning and time management skills. Enjoys working independently.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills, geared towards a consulting role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • A valid driver’s license is required, a company car is provided. This is a field-based role and will require travel to large, complex industrial client sites.
  • Physically able to walk 2-3 miles per day during site evaluations. Physically able to lift 25 pounds, able to climb ladders, and experience heights.

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience. The hiring range for this position is $76,200 to $129,400. The final salary offer will vary based on geographic location, individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

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