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Consultant Engineer / Boiler & Machinery

Engineering - Field Engineer Job ID 2024-14141 Primary Location: Parsippany, New Jersey 01/30/2024 Hiring Range: $70,300 - $112,800
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FM Global is currently seeking a boiler & machinery consultant engineer with technical industry experience to conduct risk assessments and consult with clients on mechanical and electrical risks to help clients neutralize potential disasters – saving property and businesses. At FM Global, you have the power to influence outcomes and make a difference in the future – yours and your clients.

FM Global is a 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 skills and support services; tailored 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.

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. At FM Global you have the power to influence outcomes and make a difference in the future of your clients.


Do you know how a power plant or black liquor recovery boiler operates or why a transformer malfunctions? Can you explain high cycle fatigue, flow associated corrosion? Have you ever seen a turbine generator break down, a lube oil fire or witnessed a steam turbine fail?  Would you like to?

Boiler & machinery consultant engineers will interact with FM Global clients primarily in the Chemical, Power Generation, Forest Products-Pulp & Paper, Mining, Molten Materials, and similar industries. Experienced engineers will use their expertise to consult with clients to protect their facilities against mechanical and electrical breakdowns, fire, and many other hazards. This could include conducting in-depth risk assessments of key equipment, such as turbines, generators, large motors and transformers, black liquor recovery boilers, paper machines, Yankee dryers, pulp dryers, and digesters. As a boiler and machinery consultant engineer, you will develop strong client relationships to advise on risks associated with client businesses as well as develop and implement long-term and short-term risk improvement strategies.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate the integrity and reliability of equipment, identify hazards and deficiencies to deliver focused risk improvement solutions and reduce equipment risk.
  • Utilize operating standards, data sheets and industry guides such as API, ASME, IEEE, NETA, TAPPI, BLRBAC, etc. to provide risk guidance and implement best practices.
  • Prepare engineering reports with loss expectancies to support risk improvement.
  • Collaborate with Operations Engineering, Client Services, Account Management and Underwriting on Boiler & Machinery recommendations.
  • Engineers will work from a home office, must be able to manage their time and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • This is a field-based role and will require travel to large, complex industrial client sites to evaluate the operations and systems of the site and identify risks and hazards. Expected overnight travel is 30%-40%.

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, chemical, or electrical engineering
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience is preferred (chemical or power generation industries are preferred).
  • US Nany Nuclear power, merchant marine, or power generation experience preferred.
  • Experience as an operator, reliability engineer, etc. with an understanding of system inter-relationships.
  • Knowledge of electrical and/or mechanical equipment and systems such as rotating equipment, boilers, generators, system interrelationships and knowledge of safety devices.
  • Ability to enter confined spaces.
  • An eagerness to learn across a broad range of industries and types of hazards. 
  • Good analytical, organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Independent and focused within a home office environment, with strong planning and time management skills with minimal supervision.
  • Results driven and self-motivated are a must.
  • Solid technical aptitude including diverse knowledge of engineering principles
  • Strong verbal and written English communications skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office products.
  • Physically able to lift 25 pounds, able to climb ladders, and experience heights.
  • Authorization to work in the US.
  • Valid driver’s license.

The final salary offer will vary based on 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.

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

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