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Actuarial Analyst (Catastrophe Modelling)

The opportunity

An exciting opportunity to join the AusPac Catastrophe Modelling team as an Analyst. Our diverse and dynamic team provides insights and advice related to catastrophe risk to a range of QBE business areas including underwriting, finance, reinsurance, capital and actuarial.

As part of the team, you will manage and own the analysis workflow on earthquake, bushfire, flood, cyclone and storm risk, produce insights on exposure and modelled results and analyse catastrophe reinsurance structures and strategies to support reinsurance placements.

You will have an opportunity to further develop your analytical and communication skills, in a supportive team environment, by providing timely information and estimates of potential claims during catastrophe events and conduct post-event reviews.

Your new role

  • Manage the analysis workflow - extract data from underwriting systems, maintain cat modelling databases, provide analysis results and guidance to internal customers
  • Produce customised reports on exposure and modelled results
  • Analyse catastrophe reinsurance structures and strategies to support reinsurance placements
  • Continually review processes and data quality, establish initiatives to deliver improvements
  • Provide timely information and estimates of potential claims during catastrophe events
  • Evaluate insurance pricing for individual accounts and product classes
  • Contribute to Group projects as required, liaising with other divisions

About you

  • Prior experience in a catastrophe modelling or analytical role in (Re)Insurance industry
  • Degree level education in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, science, natural hazards, engineering, or related fields
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing deadlines on multiple projects
  • Experience working with large datasets with an eye for detail (using SQL, R, SAS)
  • Experience using database, statistical, geospatial and catastrophe modelling software e.g. RMS or AIR
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Strong team collaboration and a willingness to help solve complex business issues

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the center of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too?


We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:

  • ‘Hybrid Working’ – a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance
  • Our ‘Thriving at our Best’ wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counseling, financial and legal advice
  • 12 weeks’ gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
  • The ability to maximize retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Additional leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners

Rewards & Recognition

We value our employee’s experience with us and are proud to have been recognized for the following awards:

  • 2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
  • Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Platinum Employer since 2022 - the definitive national LGBTIQ+ benchmark for workplace inclusion recognizing employers achieving Gold status for 4 or more years
  • Ranked 6th place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2021 as voted by graduates
  • Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
  • Family First accredited employer since 2021

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Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognize the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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