Risk Manager

Applications accepted online only at company careers webpage -https://www.dowl.com/Join-Our-Team

Company/Location of Job: Seattle, WA or Portland, OR

Link to Job Posting: http://www.dowl.com/Join-Our-Team

Position Description:

This is a full-time position to provide support to internal customers (e.g. DOWL Project Managers), whose purpose is to increase productivity and efficiency, manage and reduce risk, and reinforce the company character.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

  1. Identify, analyze and classify operational and insurable risks for financial impact to corporation including expected frequency, trends and severity.

  2. Formulate and review professional service contracts and subcontracts.

  3. Review other contracts and leases and provide risk-based assessment and recommendations.

  4. Review and negotiate general liability, workers compensation, and professional liability policies.

  5. Coordinate with project managers and insurance companies to provide appropriate certificates of insurance.

  6. Research legal issues and provide assistance on claim investigations and responses.

  7. Manage and assist with selecting appropriate risk financing techniques and implements insurance programs and policies to minimize loss, such as avoidance, loss prevention and reduction, retention, transfer, grouping of exposure units, and transfer.

  8. Assist with various projects by conducting quality control/quality assurance audits.

  9. Assist CRO with education and outreach efforts to increase risk awareness and mitigation.

  10. Assist in assembling quarterly written reports to be reviewed by the Board relative to risk matters and ongoing and impending litigation.

  11. Assist in assembling annual summaries of risk and litigation activities with an emphasis on costs, effort, avoidance, mitigation, and lessons learned.

  12. Research and submit insurance claims and follow up on claim resolution.

  13. Other duties as assigned by CEO and CRO. Qualifications. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Four year accredited college degree. Five years of increased responsibility in risk management. Experience with public sector contract administration desirable. Paralegal training desirable. Demonstrated ability to work with other professionals and peers to achieve team goals.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with the operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive risk management and safety program.

  • Strong understanding of general contract terms and conditions – with an emphasis on Professional Services contracts - including indemnification provisions.

  • Experienced with insurance principles, practices, and terminology of loss reduction and loss control, as well as claims management, claims adjusting, and subrogation.

  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to exercise strong multi‐tasking and organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines without impact to operations.

  • Knowledgeable of OSHA and state reports (such as OSHA 300) and poster requirements related to safety and workers compensation.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and disseminate information contained in loss reports.

  • Proficient operating modern office equipment to develop word processing, produce technical writing, research databases, conduct investigations, conducting research and development.

  • Proficient with MS Office 365 suite of products, and possessing a demonstrated ability to work within a computerized Enterprise Management System such as Oracle, Deltek, or BST.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear.

The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DOWL is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority, female, veteran, and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.

Our company THRIVES ON DIFFERENCES! All we ask is that our employees and applicants continue to learn how to work better together. We believe in adjustment first, accommodation always. We believe that people come to work every day with positive intent.