Flood modeling expert - Paris

Long-term contract
Posted on 07-04-2022

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 d’aider la planète Terre à devenir une véritable partie prenante de toutes les entreprises.La Mission d’AXA Climate, c’est l’adaptation climatique et environnementale. 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.

✨ Your job as Flood Modeling Expert

Develop riverine and pluvial flood risk assessments methods, using hydrological and hydraulic modeling at difference scale (local site, cities, regions). 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 pluvial and fluvial flood hazard models, specially in urban areas. It includes rainfall-runoff modelling (hydrology) and flood propagation models (hydraulics). Generation of inland flood hazard maps at regional scale.
  • Assessment of the feasibility of different flood mitigation alternatives, by means of quantitative methods such as Cost Benefit Analysis.
  • Support consulting missions by providing local flood risk assessments that combine flood hazard, exposure and vulnerability analysis, for different infrastructure types (rail, road, dams, etc.) and assets.
  • Support our training activity by collaborating with academia and developing training materials.

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

🎆 What you can expect

  • 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

Experience: 5+ years of experience in flood risk modeling, production of pluvial and fluvial risk maps

Qualification: PhD in in the field of flooding (hydrology and hydraulics)

Deep climate expertise: Strong climate knowledge and talented in science communication

  • Great customer understanding
  • Time Management skills: Rigor and capacity to plan and align with science team goals
  • Highly collaborative: Strong in networking with academic experts and team work
  • Strong language skills: French and English

You have the following hard skills:

  • Hydrology and hydraulic modeling (i.e. hydrodynamic modelling)
  • Probability and statistical analysis of extreme events
  • Experience with high performance computing
  • GIS experience using software such as QGIS