Account Engineer – Electrical Equipment

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At HSB, we value the strengths and contributions of our diverse workforce. We offer continuous learning opportunities, giving you flexibility to grow in your career while enjoying a healthy work-life balance and a collaborative approach in our coast-to-coast network of offices. Become part of a rewarding and impactful workplace experience while seeing first-hand technologies and risk solutions that are changing the way we live and work.


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Primary Objectives:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with technical aptitude and knowledge of equipment to join our Engineering Team.  The individual should have experience in identifying and quantifying loss potential based on sound engineering judgement and excellent knowledge of risk control.  We work in a  dynamic group with a strong focus on teamwork.

The ideal candidate should have strong communication and report writing skills, be able to clearly communicate with audiences with varying technical backgrounds, have a willingness to continuously learn and develop professionally, take on challenges, apply attention to detail, and meet deadlines.

This role involves field work across Canada and individual and collaborative contribution. Individual contribution includes site surveys, tailored risk reports, and presentations. Collaborative contribution includes providing support to the underwriting, claims and inspection teams and communication with external brokers and clients.



  • Perform complex Equipment Breakdown site surveys on High Hazard occupancies.
  • Gather detailed information, interview site personnel and evaluate maintenance and loss prevention programs.
  • Conduct desk reviews based on virtual surveys, client presentations/correspondence, and internal reports.
  • Produce and present timely risk reports which communicate risk quality and quantify loss expectancies.



  • University Degree in Engineering  
  • Professional Engineering designation or in progress  
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in design, operations or maintenance in heavy industry, power generation, electricity transmission or distribution, or insurance engineering  
  • Comprehensive understanding of the power generation and transmission equipment, operation procedures, repair timelines, and process flow of at least one industry occupancy. These include, for example: power generation, electricity transmission or distribution, steel, aluminum, mining, pulp & paper
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Ability to formulate and communicate sound recommendations both verbal and written 
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team 
  • Enthusiastic, willing to learn on the job and looking for a challenge in professional development 
  • Able to travel within North America and overseas 
  • Previous exposure to the insurance industry is not required, but would be considered an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English



Creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes respect, diversity and dignity is important to us. We strive for equality in our workplace, to eliminate employment barriers, and promote a workplace based on principles which align with our company values and promote positive employee practices. Candidates requiring accommodation during any stage of our selection process should advise us of this. We will strive to work with individuals to find a suitable means to meet their needs.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please quote Job Reference ACCENG1115-BW, please click on the link: Apply Here.


We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.