Catastrophe Risk Analyst

JBA Risk Management seeks to recruit bright individuals to assist with the development and running of natural hazard catastrophe models used by insurers and reinsurers, particularly for flood risk.

The role will have a strong technical focus and will involve a mix of data analysis, maths, statistics, GIS and hydrology, and complements other areas of expertise in JBA in the fields of catastrophe modelling, numerical analysis, hydraulic modelling, flood risk management and software development.  The position is expected to involve a combination of research and development work mixed with consultancy projects and analysis for clients. A reasonable amount of project management, report writing and client interaction, including the need to present work to clients should also be expected. The position will suit someone who picks up new skills quickly, is organised, a strong team player and who is capable of independent and innovative thinking in a challenging business environment.


The ideal candidate for this role will be a bright graduate with a strong academic background (BSc or MSc) ideally in natural hazards, relevant scientific or mathematical subject. Candidates should be looking to pursue a career in catastrophe model analysis and development.

The following are essential attributes that the candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • a professional, organised approach
  • a technical background with strong numerical data handling and analysis skills
  • the ability to work independently or as part of a team to meet deadlines
  • the ability to understand and communicate technical concepts in both written reports and oral presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • an enthusiasm to learn and adapt.

An ideal candidate will additionally be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • an understanding of the re/insurance industry
  • capabilities in PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • experience using GIS (ideally ArcGIS and/or QGIS)
  • have experience in numerical natural hazard modelling

JBA will provide training for particularly high quality candidates who lack a particular skill but whom we consider will fit well in the team.

Career Development and Benefits

We value our staff and believe in providing a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and the best benefits package we can.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes personal pension, life insurance, medical assistance, subsidised income protection, childcare voucher, professional memberships and profit share.  
As an employee-owned organisation, we have no external shareholders to pay, meaning all our staff benefit directly from our profits through our annual profit share scheme.

We are focused on helping our staff develop their skills and offer a generous training budget to every member of staff. Our well-regarded professional development programme provides the opportunity to enhance and update technical and management skills throughout your career.  We encourage and support the attainment of professional qualifications including chartered membership of professional associations.


The job will be based in our Skipton (North Yorkshire) office. The Skipton office is located in the grounds of 900-year old Broughton Hall and surrounded by 3000 acres of parkland, farmland, woodland and moors.  This unique work setting sits on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is close to Skipton, named the best place to live in Britain by the Sunday Times.

Further information and applications

For further information about this position, please contact Ian Millinship by email.

To apply for the post, applications should be made using the JBA Risk Management Application form and returned along with your CV and covering letter.  

Only applications made using the standard form will be accepted.

Closing Date:
Thursday, May 31, 2018