Coastal Engineer/Scientist

Oakland, California
Jul 11, 2018
Aug 10, 2018
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The Coastal Engineer Research Scientist is responsible for performing a variety of professional-level model development and consulting tasks, including development and/or validation of hazard, fragility/vulnerability, and/or financial model components, and technical documentation.  Incumbent works on complex parts of the models performs comprehensive tests using advanced experimental design, analyzes results using statistical data analysis, and effectively resolves complex technical problems.  Acts independently as the technical lead and/or project lead responsible for a range of model development projects.  Assigned to several projects concurrently, and on each project assignment may report for technical direction to a different supervisor or manage the project directly.  This role is highly collaborative, working with technical teams to build models.  Has strong technical skills to create models, has experience with CoreLogic processes (or related processes) to develop specific catastrophe models, and has expertise in the physical phenomena.

Posting Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree (PhD is preferred) in Coastal engineering, atmospheric, geophysical science, or similar discipline with minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in modeling the following:
    • Storm surge modeling using SLOSH or similar numerical models is essential. 
    • 2D/3D flood modeling using MIKE21 or similar numerical models is essential.
    • Modeling Tsunami
    • Modeling wave action effects on coastal structures.
  • Strong knowledge of climate change science with experience in assessing the impact of climate change on flood risk on coastal areas using future climate scenarios projected by global climate models.
  • Strong knowledge of probability, statistics, stochastic simulation and mathematical modeling, including the use of statistical packages such as R, Python, MATLAB, or Mathematica.
  • Strong communication skills: able to communicate with a variety of technical disciplines; exchange technical information with peers, management and clients; and translate technical information for non-technical audiences.
  • Innovative problem-solving skills and the ability to develop mathematical models to represent various aspects of natural hazard risk.
  • Ability in computer programming: proficiency in C++ and SQL is desirable.

CoreLogic offers an empowered work environment that encourages creativity, initiative and professional growth and provides a competitive salary and benefits package. CoreLogic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to attracting and retaining the best-qualified people available, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or status as a veteran of the Armed Forces, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. CoreLogic maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. We are fully committed to employing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment that embraces everyone’s unique contributions, experiences and values. Please apply on our website for consideration.

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