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19 Jul 2018

Full-Time Underwriting Specialist – Construction

Insurance Consulting Group – Posted by Insurance Consulting Group Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description



 You would be a good fit if you:

  •  are ethical, proactive, resourceful, strategic, analytical, questioning and curious
  • are an excellent communicator / negotiator who can develop solutions, solve problems, earn respect and build and sustain relationships while making appropriate, and profitable, underwriting decisions
  • would be considered to be respectful, supportive and collaborative with team members and business partners
  • have a solid Commercial Property underwriting background with experience handling large, or risk managed, construction risks


 Key Responsibilities

  • To utilize specialized underwriting skills, a high level of authority, good business acumen and current market knowledge to analyze new and existing complex accounts within the construction portfolio.
  • To provide excellent customer service while building relationships with clients / customers.


Job Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent plus 5 or more years of experience in underwriting construction risks. Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working under time restraints on new and renewal business
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

 Job Accountabilities

  •  Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
  • Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities.
  • Qualify accounts to meet with the organization’s appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.
  • Make broker/customer or site calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
  • Negotiate terms & conditions and close deals.
  • Cross-sell other lines of business to increase product density with the account.
  • Participate in sales team meetings as related to assigned brokers a/o territory.
  • Proactively engage in the target account process, managing a qualified list of opportunities  90 to 120 days prior to effective date.
  • Update required systems with details of broker / client visits and account status within specified time frame.
  • Serve as key contact for assigned target accounts.
  • Develop strong broker and client networks as related to targeted market segments and industries
  • Calculate target price accurately by utilizing underwriting tools appropriately.
  • Measure exposure/analyze risk.
  • Initiate product development ideas.
  • Assist in training and developing staff.
  • Provide expertise on coverage issues with claims programs and guidelines.
  • Contribute to development of underwriting manuals, programs and guidelines.
  • Approve / place facultative purchases
  • Develop and lead marketing presentations to new and current brokers.
  • Promote the organization’s products and services in order to increase penetration with targeted brokerages
  • Ensure the successful completion of projects by maintaining continuing dialogue with business unit sponsors during implementation of major projects
  • Diagnose and develop recommendations to solve unique business unit and customer problems
  • Lead complex technical or long-term (over 6 months) business projects to implement new or changed systems, programs or products Investigate, recommend and implement leading edge technical solutions when they meet customer needs
  • Business travel, as required

How to Apply

Contact Carla Blackmore at 416-465-2931 or at

Job Categories: Commercial. Job Types: Full-Time.

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