Senior underwriter – construction
About Us: Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, over 40,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures.
As a member of our global brokerage team, you’ll help our clients address risk, protect assets and recover from losses. Overview: Excess Underwriting is a leading MGA headquartered in Markham Ontario. Consisting of four key divisions, Excess does business coast-to-coast. We are looking to bring on an experienced individual as Chief Underwriting Officer, reporting directly to the President, Excess Underwriting.
This individual will lead the Technical Underwriting side of the business in Property & Casualty lines, and provide leadership to the underwriters. This role will be a key member of the Senior Leadership team, and will influence the appetite and strategy moving forward. Work Environment: Hybrid (Agile) – We, at Excess and Gallagher, enjoy the benefits of working remotely while also collaborating and interacting with each other in the office. Responsibilities: Responsibilities Underwrites individual insurance applications to cover property and casualty with guidelines set for the issuance of policies on a standard or substandard basis.
Determines whether to accept, modify or decline a risk through evaluation of the property’s value, location, usage, and safety features, and other information pertinent to the decision. Has frequent contact with field to gather information on which to base and defend underwriting decisions. Meets organizational business targets for new business and renewals. Qualifications: Skills & Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience required.
Experience with Construction Underwriting strongly required Track record of success working both independently and within a dynamic team environment Strong business relations skills Ability to analyze information and present in Excellent verbal and written communications skills Willing to provide mentorship to junior and intermediate underwriters. Previous Lloyd’s or MGA Experience considered an asset Gallagher offers competitive salaries and bonus plans. We offer benefits, including; medical/dental, life & dependent life, AD & D, pension/group savings plan, employee stock purchase plan, educational expense reimbursement, employee assistance programs, discounted gym membership, opportunity for flexible work hours, paid sick days, personal days, employee education recognition program, employee referral bonus program and more. We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace and are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
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