Climate risk and extreme event expert - Paris

💡 Company in transition
Long-term contract
Localisation Paris
Posted on 07-07-2023

AXA Climate

La Raison d'être d'AXA Climate est d'aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises. Notre Mission est l'adaptation climatique et environnementale.

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La Raison d’être d’AXA Climate est de rendre universelle l’entreprise régénérative.

Réduire nos impacts négatifs sur la planète ne suffit pas. Notre enjeu collectif : transformer nos entreprises extractives en entreprises régénératives. Pour cela, nous transformons nos business models, nos organisations, nos missions collectives. Ce mouvement de transformation nous anime.
Au service de cette mission, 4 différents métiers : 

  • La formation - via des contenus digitaux, scientifiques pour mettre en mouvement tous les collaborateurs, leur donner les compétences et les outils. 
  • Le conseil - pour impacter en local, via des actions d’adaptation concrètes.
  • L’assurance et le financement - pour sécuriser celles et ceux qui s’adaptent, et impactent. 


Science is at the heart of our Business Value Proposal.

You will join a team of experts from many geoscience fields : climatologists, hydrologists, geologists, agronomists, ecologists and meteorologists working togehter to model risks stemming from various types of hazards (extreme and chronic) on built and natural environments, taking into account the impact of climate change and risk mitigation measures.

We harness our inhouse scientific expertise and bridge the gap between research and the industry to help our four lines of business by:

  1. Sharing and maintaining state of the art knowledge on geophysical and biodiversity risks and and opportunities within the team and with customers.

  2. Modeling the probability of occurrence of extreme climate hazards and providing analysis for our parametric insurance and consulting teams.

  3. Quantify assets and ecosystems vulnerabilities relying on internal and external sources of information.

  4. Developping partnerships with research institutes via joint R&D projects

  5. Participating in science outreach activities.


Develop risk assessment methods for severe convective storms, and extreme temperatures. Severe convective storm induce tornado, hail, extreme winds and lightnings. The risk assessment covers present and future climate scenarios. It also includes cost benefit analysis of adaptation measures.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Development of a stochastic view of each peril, assessing hazard levels for various return periods and generating hazard maps.

  • Support the development of new risk modeling methods and products.

  • Design decision support methods for parametric insurance that incorporate natural variability.

  • Maintain state of the art approach to risk modeling by working closely with academia.

  • Support consulting missions by providing local risk analysis methods and analysis for different types of assets.

  • Support our training activity by collaborating with academia and developing training materials.

  • Participate in client meetings to present Axa Climate’s scientific approach and analysis results.

This role will work hand-in-hand with the Lead Climatologist at AXA Climate to help in boosting science as a strong differentiating factor for our business.


  • Build a top-tier Environmental brand

  • Evolve in a high-growth environment

  • Work for a global Sustainable goal who will have a positive impact on our planet

  • Be part of a fun & caring team

  • PhD or similar experience in the field of climate or weather

  • 2+years of experience in the development of extreme weather risk assessment models

  • Strong climate and climate change knowledge and extreme event modeling (Probability and statistical analysis of extreme value theory)

  • Programming for risk modeling and data analysis, experience using various type of data (reanalysis, satellite, radar)

  • Experience with high performance computing

  • Talented in science communication

  • Experience in building a network of research institutes and experts

  • Project delivery: able to deliver projects in time, with the right level of quality

  • Customer focus

  • Team work

  • Autonomy