Position Description

Risk Specialist
Location(s) MB - Winnipeg
Employment Category Permanent Full-Time
Close Date 22/03/19
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Position Overview

Number of Positions: 1

Language: This role operates in English.

Additional Information:

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cooperators General Insurance company, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well, because we know the strength of our company starts with our people.  The smart, curious and collaborative people who bring their whole heart and passion to work each day. But you can’t pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign.

Sovereign is looking for a professional and ambitious Risk Specialist to join our National Risk Engineering Services (NRES) team in Winnipeg. Take your career to the next level by developing your natural ability to see the big picture, think creatively, and challenge the status quo, while working with some of the industry’s leading professionals. 


What you’re responsible for:

  • Conducting risk assessments of commercial property risks to identify risks/exposures and sharing this expertise with their underwriting partners.

  • Providing recommendations for loss prevention/risk control improvements through the analysis of construction, occupancy, protection, exposures, hazards, etc.

  • Ensuring assignments are completed in a cost-effective, timely and productive manner in accordance with specified service standards.

  • Establishing positive relationships with clients and maintain strong relationships with internal staff and external service providers.

  • Coaching, training and developing team members and providing timely feedback to achieve department objectives.


What to expect:

  • You are required to have a valid driver’s license and insurance.

  • You will travel occasionally.

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time. 

  • You will provide support to clients who are experiencing a personal or financial loss. A high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required.  


To be successful:

  • You thrive on delivering our exceptional client experience through positive and engaging relationships; embracing accountability to achieve effective results.

  • You ensure your day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.

  • You will support and guide others through changing conditions and encourage the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.

  • You value cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions.


To join our team:

  • A degree or diploma in Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Knowledge of NFPA standards and relevant fire and building codes are required.

  • Knowledge of casualty and auto risk evaluation is an asset.

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience within the insurance industry is preferable.

  • CIP and/or CRM designation preferred.


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.

  • A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, paid time off, pension and benefits.

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.

  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspire each other to explore and achieve what’s possible.

  • A company that is committed to support the social, environmental and financial well-being of the lives, families and communities we impact.


Interested in applying?

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The Co-operators values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we're committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation, please contact the hiring manager.

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