Company details

Risilience is seeking to employ a new environmental risk modeller to join us in our mission to help businesses manage environmental risks and climate change – the two biggest systemic threats facing the economy.

We have developed a unique modelling and analytics platform, founded on more than a decade of influential frameworks pioneered by Risilience’s founders at the Centre for Risk Studies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The outputs of our models help corporations assess and navigate the risks and opportunities presented by the transition to a low-carbon, nature-positive economy.

Our software platform along with our advisory services helps companies produce climate- and nature-related analytics to navigate their pathway to net zero and sustainable business practices.

The Risilience client base comprises a growing list of globally recognised brands, including Nestlé, Burberry and Reckitt. The pedigree of our solutions is supported by our deep academic and science-based roots and the close ties we maintain to the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies.

Our business received Series B funding earlier this year and is growing rapidly.  Benefits include competitive basic salary, bonus, pension, remote and flexible working, and a commitment to staff diversity.

Role Details

This role will be part of the environmental analytics team based in our Cambridge office. While we do support flexible/hybrid working and can look at applicants based outside the Cambridge area, the applicant will be expected to work from the Cambridge office most of the time.

In this role you will help us to develop our suite of environmental and risk models. As a key member of the modelling team, you will be responsible for building models to help quantify the probability, consequences and financial impacts of risk scenarios on businesses and economic sectors. You will work on innovate models and apply large complex datasets to solve challenges related to the quantification of environmental risks to business. You will be part of a talented team of modellers, economists, data scientists, and software engineers, as well as contributing to the development of the wider company and client base.

Essential Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, mathematics, natural sciences, physics or a related discipline.
  • In-depth knowledge of mathematical modelling methods (related to, for example, statistics, probability, simulation or other relevant topics) and their application to real world problems.
  • Experience with using a programming language such as Python (preferred) or languages such as R, MatLab, SQL.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to learn new topics and develop innovative solutions.
  • Research experience and an ability to source information and organize and interpret datasets.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex scientific topics and analyses to other non-expert teams and clients.
  • An interest in climate change risk and business management science.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, manage concurrent goals, and work closely with a diverse team of scientists and engineers.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in relevant topics related to climate change, such as physical risk science, economics and finance, technology, etc.
  • Sector-specific expertise (e.g. energy, circular econonmy, utilities, finance, agriculture, etc.)
  • Relevant experience in model development (e.g. natural catastrophe modelling, corporate financial valuation, risk quantification).
  • Postdoctoral research experience in a relevant field.

Diversity and Inclusion

Risilience is committed to a proactive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. Entry into employment is determined by personal merit and by the application of criteria required for the post.  No applicant for an appointment or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of sex (including gender reassignment), marital or parental status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, disability (including HIV status), sexual orientation, religion, age or socio-economic factors.

Information if you have a Disability

Risilience welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and is committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. Adjustments will be made, wherever reasonable to do so, to enable applicants to compete to the best of their ability and, if successful, to assist them during their employment.

We encourage applicants to declare their disabilities in order that any special arrangements, particularly for the selection process, can be accommodated. Applicants or employees can declare a disability at any time.

Right to work

You must have full permission to live and work in the UK without time limit, restriction or sponsorship.