Senior Scientist Earthquake (Seismologist) (Niles)

Aon in Niles, IL

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Geoscience/Earth Science
  • Type: Full Time
  • $70,730.00 - 115,050.00
position filled

Job Description

Aon is looking for a Senior Scientist Seismologist Earthquake in Chicago, IL

Position Overview/Summary

AON| Impact Forecasting (IF), is looking for a seismologist - senior scientist. This is a full-time position located in Chicago, IL, to build stochastic earthquake catalogs for the US and its territories to quantify and manage catastrophe risk in insurance and reinsurance industry.

Detailed Job

Responsibilities

  • The position requires understanding of seismic source modeling and ground motion analysis.
  • The candidate utilizes probabilistic models to estimate probabilistic hazard and loss distribution, average annual loss, and loss at broadband return period range requiring a good background in probabilistic modeling. Provide Seismic Hazard Analysis, including Seismic Source Characterization, Ground Motion Characterization, Deterministic and Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA). Emphasis is on characterization of design ground motions/loads for seismic design input from a geoscience knowledge perspective.
  • The seismologist - senior scientist will actively be collaborating with R&D team and software development teams in all aspects of the model development and implementing the methodologies developed by the R&D group at IF.
  • Role-specific Technical Skills and Knowledge (including any educational or degree requirements, years of prior work experience, etc.)

  • MSc or PhD degree in civil engineering (Structural, earthquake, or geotechnical) or geophysics. The area of research should be in engineering seismology or earthquake engineering.
  • In-depth statistical knowledge, preferably in probabilistic, geospatial statistics and similar.
  • Good understanding of seismic source modeling and ground motion estimation
  • Some understanding of fragility and vulnerability functions
  • Some Knowledge of insurance/reinsurance concepts is a plus
  • Excellent programming skills to develop and support model updates, e.g. MATLAB, Pyhton, R or FORTRAN.
  • Strong large data manipulation skills using SQL, Python, or VBA (must be able to write code and queries)
  • Excellent interactive mapping/geospatial skills (ArcGIS or QGIS)
  • Experience in ground motion and site response simulations
  • Technical support both internal and with clients will be required. Hence, the position requires excellent skills in oral and written communication
  • Provide critical analysis of modeling results for internal validation of models and explaining results to clients when needed
  • Capability to work in a team effectively and respect team work environment
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple project/deliverables
  • We offer you

    Acompetitivetotal rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with agrowingworldwide organization.

    Our Colleague Experience:

    From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day. They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.

    About Aon:

    Aon plc (NYSE:AON)is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions.Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

    By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Aon's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

    Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status. Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

    DISCLAIMER:
    Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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    Associated topics: earth, environment, geology, geoscience, gis, gravitational, hydrologist, petrophysicist, planetary, terrestrial

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