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Karen Clark & Company Geotechnical Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Geotechnical Engineer

Karen Clark & Company (KCC) seeks geotechnical engineering professionals to join our growing team of catastrophe model developers. In this position, you will work closely with scientists and other engineers to build out our global suite of advanced earthquake models.


  • Conduct literature surveys of geohazards related to earthquakes, implementing new studies for loss modeling applications

  • Collect, compile, and analyze loss data regarding earthquakes, liquefaction, etc.

  • Perform validation tests on model loss estimates

  • Contribute to preparing technical documents and presentations related to scientific models

  • Conduct post-event damage surveys for natural disasters around the world


  • Master's degree in Geotechnical or Earthquake Engineering required, PhD preferred

  • Knowledge of ground motion; ability to understand and implement ground motion prediction equations (GMPEs) is required

  • Knowledge of building response to and damage from natural hazards is a plus

  • Experience with QGIS or ArcGIS software is a plus

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, an eye for professional presentation, and recognized organizational abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in statistics and probability is a plus

  • Ability to travel within the US or internationally with little advance notice

  • Experience in catastrophe modeling a plus

  • Knowledge of C# programming language a plus

About KCC

Karen Clark & Company (KCC) is the innovation and technology leader in weather, climate, and catastrophe risk modeling. KCC professionals are globally recognized experts in catastrophe modeling and risk management. From our headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, we provide advanced models, innovative software, and comprehensive consulting services to enhance risk management strategies and climate resiliency. KCC modeling technology currently covers tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, severe convective storms, floods, earthquakes, winter storms, and wildfires in over 80 countries. For more information, please visit (