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27 Oct 2021

Full-Time Underwriting Specialist- Specialty Products

HSB Canada – Posted by SIyer Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Driven by technology and fueled by innovation, HSB is Canada’s premier specialty insurance and applied technology services provider. Offering 150 years of technical and service excellence, we are focusing on emerging trends and unlocking new opportunities for clients. Today, we are accelerating, changing the future of insurance and risk solutions, for a modern world.

At HSB, we value the strengths and contributions of our diverse workforce. We offer continuous learning opportunities, giving you flexibility to grow in your career while enjoying a healthy work-life balance and a collaborative approach in our coast-to-coast network of offices. Become part of a rewarding and impactful
workplace experience while seeing first-hand technologies and risk solutions that are changing the way we live and work.

HSB is much more! It’s insurance. Engineering. Technology.

To learn more about us, please visit

Primary Objectives:

The Underwriting Specialist will be part of a team dedicated to maintaining and advancing underwriting excellence at HSB Canada. As a Corporate Underwriting team member, the Underwriting specialist participates in challenging projects and contributes to maintaining the profitability and competitiveness of
industry leading specialty insurance products. You will excel in this role with your customer-centric, analytical, inventive and agile approach as you support treaty and transactional business development.

Reporting to the Director, Underwriting, this role is located at our Head Office in downtown Toronto and is ideal for an innovative thinker with a problem-solving mindset, who is eager to learn.

Job Responsibilities:

• Contribute to growing a profitable portfolio of Cyber and Specialty Products, both Transactional and Portfolio Underwriting
• Actively research and stay up to date on emerging opportunities, threats, trends and the competitive landscape in the Cyber and Specialty market
• Proactively monitor the portfolio performance and identify growth opportunities and recommend corrective actions, if necessary to ensure profitability
• Establish and update Underwriting Guidelines, Policy Forms and Training Materials
• Serve as a technical referral and underwriting resource to Treaty and Transactional Underwriters
• Structure tailor-made underwriting solutions for new and existing Clients
• Provide training for new Underwriters on Underwriting standards, Coverages and policy forms
• Contribute to special projects supporting New Product development or New Distribution Channel exploration


• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Finance
• 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the Insurance Industry, Underwriting experience is plus
• CIP designation or working towards designation is preferred
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Self-motivated and entrepreneurial spirit
• Time management skills to prioritize workloads and multiple projects and meet time sensitive deadlines with high degree of accuracy
• Superior Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to achieve results by taking a proactive approach
• Ability to develop and foster relationships with key internal stakeholders
• Excellent research, detail orientation and creative problem-solving skills
• Strong team player, able to contribute in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative environment
• A positive, professional attitude is essential for this role
• French language skills (written and spoken) are a plus

How to Apply

Creating and maintaining a work environment that promotes respect, diversity and dignity is important to us. We strive for equality in our workplace, to eliminate employment barriers, and promote a workplace based on principles which align with our company values and promote positive employee practices. Candidates requiring accommodation during any stage of our selection process should advise us of this; we will strive to work with individuals to find a suitable means to meet their needs. If you are interested in applying for this position, please quote job reference UPSP1021-BW and click the link; Apply Here   We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted

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

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