Sr. Energy Risk Services Specialist

Location Name TX, Houston - 2107 CityWest Blvd
Date Posted
4 months ago(4/11/2022 5:14 PM)
Berkley Oil & Gas
Primary Location
Risk Management

Company Details



Berkley Oil & Gas (a W.R. Berkley Company), is an insurance underwriting manager providing unique property and casualty products and risk services to customers engaged in the energy sector.  Our customers recognize the importance of the expertise we provide and appreciate the opportunity to work with professionals who understand their business. Berkley Oil & Gas is dedicated in its efforts to be well-informed of the changing dynamics of the industry; support industry efforts to minimize and mitigate risks and hazards in the ‘oil patch’, and to constantly seek ways to improve our products and services to meet customer needs.


As a Sr. Energy Risk Services Specialist you'll be integral to ensuring the high standards of our risk services organization are promoted and maintained. You'll provide technical advice and account information to underwriting for risk assessment and analysis for the purpose of insuring oil & gas accounts.  You'll conduct phone surveys and/or customer visits to include visit of oil & gas sites, inspect the sites and successfully assess the site for hazards and risks.  Your efforts are critical the organization because you'll be providing complete risk assessment surveys at client locations to determine potential hazards and risk factors to be considered in underwriting/risk selection.  This role is unique in that you'd not only be visiting with our multi-national accounts but also be a key point of contact for our larger accounts so you'll be essential for collaborating with colleagues, facilitating communicaton, problem solving and planning.  


You'll be part of our high-performing and long-tenured Energy Risk Services team and report to the VP, Risk Management. We have adopted a hybrid office schedule - 3 days in office and 2 days are work from home but the role does require you to travel to our oil & gas sites.  The assigned territory is expected to be Central and South TX with many of the account being located in the Houston area.  


What you can expect:

  • Internal mobility opportunities – be a key person in our succession plan
  • Visibility to senior leaders and partnership with cross functional teams
  • Culture of innovation, teamwork, supportive colleagues and leaders willing to invest in talent
  • Opportunity to lead change
  • Benefits – competitive salary, paid time off, comprehensive wellness benefits and programs, profit sharing, 401k, paternity leave, employee stock purchase plan, tuition assistance and professional continuing education


We'll count on you to:

  • Write detailed risk evaluation reports that provide a technical assessment of risk, addresses the safety culture and safety controls, and to provide meaningful recommendations for improvement where needed
  • Build relationships with Underwriting and Claims, senior leadership, and with other Risk Control staff
  • Develop key relationships with our brokers/agents and customers to create a long term business relationship through the successful renewal of accounts
  • Serve as technical resource to underwriters, claims handlers, and managers- being a subject matter expert on oil and gas operations, conducting research on emerging issues, and participating in key industry groups
  • Work directly with customers on ways to control hazards in order to reduce or prevent losses
  • Remain knowledgeable of the industry trends, regulations and evolving/improving safety practices
  • Analyze loss trends, recognize opportunities to provide risk control products and/or services which can help reduce losses
  • Maintain timely, relevant communications with the Vice President and President of Berkley Oil & Gas Specialty Services


What you need to have:

  • 5 years or more of experience in in the upstream Oil Gas sector
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be an effective listener
  • Analytical skills to critically assess risks as to exposures and hazards
  • Ability to effectively use required software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite; able to create/modify documents and complex spreadsheets
  • Ability to travel minimum of 25% overnight travel and frequent day trips (company truck provided)
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs and transition to and from ladders or stairs in order to access drilling platforms, or other elevated surfaces within a customer site during risk control surveys
  • Ability to navigate through customer sites in a safe manner, which may include Drilling operations, manufacturing areas, warehouses, construction sites, etc which may present surfaces that are uneven, wet, icy and unstable or covered with debris or petroleum
  • Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19*, unless prohibited by law

What makes you stand out:

  • Bachelors of Science degree or equivalent preferred
  • Knowledge of agency community and territory is a plus
  • Able to demonstrate strong marketing skills to participate in new/renewal business development

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Additional Requirements

*Per the CDC, fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after (1) a second dose in a 2-dose series, or (2) a single-dose vaccine, and this status and definition applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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