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Account Engineer I - Minneapolis or St. Louis

Engineering, Engineering - Other Job ID 2023-12809 Primary Location: Plymouth, Minnesota 03/22/2023
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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.

The Minneapolis branch office is excited to offer an opportunity to join our Account Engineering team! The Minneapolis Account Engineering workload is technically challenging and allows a fantastic opportunity for a motivated engineer to further their career. We offer a diverse book of business including food manufacturing, heavy general manufacturing, power generation, molten materials, along with healthcare and higher education accounts. There is tremendous room for growth within the St. Louis/Minneapolis Operations”


Account Engineers lead the delivery of our property loss prevention engineering products to our client owners on a consistent basis throughout the world. As a result, Account Engineers have a key role in differentiating FM Global from our competition both with current and prospective clients. The Account Engineer, working closely with the Account Manager, will develop an understanding of client’s business, finances, business interdependencies and supply chain. Through effective teamwork with field engineering, client service, claims and new business development, the Account Engineer provides a responsive service with innovative solutions that will foster long-term client relationships.

On a corporate basis with the client, the Account Engineer evaluates and assesses the nature, probability, and magnitude of the hazards. Then, communicates this to the client, broker, and other members of the client service team. The Account Engineer will help the client understand their hazards and by using our predictive analytic tools and engineering judgment. Account Engineers then collaborate with the client to help prioritize their exposures and develop practical solutions. The Account Engineer will use these practical solutions in the development and implementation of a mutually agreed upon risk improvement plan that will fit into the client’s capital budget. Other duties include contributing to situational analysis, conducting formal MFL studies, and processing risk reports in a timely manner.

This is an office-based position with a flexible hybrid working model. Client service team members are expected to be in the office and/or visiting with clients at least 50% of the time with the flexibility to work remotely otherwise. The successful candidate will reside in the twin cities area commutable to our branch office in Plymouth, MN. Overnight travel will be 20-25% for client meetings, field visits, and internal functions (training and operations meetings).


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or applied science or equivalent.
  • 4 years’ experience in field engineering or equivalent industry experience. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • 6 years’ experience in field engineering or equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience working in large food manufacturing and storage occupancies.
  • Experience in specialty industries, especially power generation.
  • Experience implementing and managing enterprise-wide asset integrety programs a plus. 

Communications - The position requires excellent communication skills within all levels of a client’s organization, from local plant staff to corporate executives. Successful Account Engineers can communicate engineering information in a format understandable by both technical and non-technical personnel. The position also requires the successful applicant to have good negotiation and presentation skills (small-medium size groups).

Teamwork - The position requires the ability to collaborate with the entire Client Servicing Team. This is including the Account Manager, Account Engineering Assistant, Client Processing Specialist, Underwriter, and Field Engineering. The team will provide excellent service to your assigned clients. The most successful Account Engineers will address the engineering issues flawlessly. Also, providing additional support to the Branch where the individual’s experience/skills can be utilized as an asset to the team.

Technical - The successful applicant will have a high degree of proficiency in facility hazards property risk assessment and mitigation, including natural hazards and MFL development.  

Time Management/Work Prioritization – The successful applicant has demonstrable ability to effectively manage their time to meet all internal and external customer needs. They also demonstrate the flexibility to continuously prioritize their activities to ensure the highest priority tasks are always completed first.

Technological - A high degree of competence in the Microsoft Office suite of products. Has the ability to quickly adapt to new FM Global IS products and integrate them into their daily activities. The successful candidate will be expected to quickly get up to speed in Risk Console, MyRisk and the client facing training opportunities offered by Enterprise Learning.

The hiring range for this position is $90,000 to $129,400. 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.

Please note that full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with FM Global in the U.S. and a condition of FM Global office entry in Canada. Further, all FM Global visitors, including external candidates interviewing onsite for open positions, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination. 

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