Senior Underwriter

Austin, Texas

QBE Insurance
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Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

The opportunity

This role will implement assigned line(s) of business strategy by assisting with business development and growth through building relationships within assigned customers and applying sound decision-making to underwrite business that contributes to a profitable portfolio. Responsibilities include new business production, renewal retention and the overall profitability of assigned book of business. Line(s) of business may include Healthcare Liability.

Primary Responsibilities

• Review, evaluate and price moderately complex business by applying sound underwriting judgment and adhering to company policy and state regulations within established authority

•Identify and minimize risks by utilizing due diligence and applying sound judgment to escalate underwriting issues when necessary and recommend opportunities for a profitable portfolio

•Ensure adherence to underwriting standards, objectives and guidelines of program by maintaining files in accordance with policy and procedures to minimize risk

•Assist with improvements in underwriting practices, pricing and marketing strategies by providing feedback to upper level underwriting professionals to communicate industry best practices

•Mentor junior underwriters by managing projects and training initiatives, answering escalated questions and reviewing financial statement and securities valuation analyses to ensure efficient team performance and profitable delivery

•Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met

•Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions and good practice to minimize risk and maximize efficiency

•Contribute to recording and measurement of insurance risks to ensure accuracy and good practice

•Ensure review and analysis of the portfolio to identify progress toward business objectives

•Research and obtain market intelligence in order to enhance organizational profit goals

•Establish and maintain relationships with producers and customers to understand their needs and sell products that respond to their needs

•Foster strong partnerships with customers by informing on new products and programs, communicating opportunities for continuous improvement and clarifying and explaining underwriting decisions to ensure understanding of assigned line/s of business goals and objectives

•Contribute to assigned special projects by assisting with audits, participating in department product and process improvement initiatives

Required Education

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Required Experience

• 4 years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills

• Use multiple resources to gather and analyze information and use logic to underwrite complex risks

•Use wise, astute and insightful judgment and individual credibility to make autonomous, sound underwriting decisions

•Prioritize interests of the company and community during decision-making

•Effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to managers

•Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise

•Win concessions without damaging relationships

•Recommend improvement opportunities and translate them into tangible business deliverables

•Clearly and confidently convey information to a wide audience

•Show drive and initiative

•High attention to detail

•Act fairly, ethically and with integrity when decision-making

•Maintain confidentiality of private or sensitive information

•Multi-task and handle competing priorities; adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment

•Keep an open mind, consider unique approaches and be open to change and considerable variety in the workplace

•Professional, polished, poised and positive demeanor

Preferred Education Specifics

• Degree in Business, insurance, or related field

Preferred Experience

• Insurance industry experience

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

• Depending on assigned line(s) of business

•specific participation and memberships are preferred and may include one or more of the following: Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) or Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation

•Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU)

•Pilot's license

Preferred Knowledge

• Broad working knowledge of insurance products and insurance concepts

•Broad working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

•Broad working knowledge of underwriting processes and procedures

•Broad working knowledge of laws and regulations related to area of responsibility

•Broad knowledge of risk profiling, pricing tools and loss models

•Insurance business acumen

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future by helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the center of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other to enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than 12,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate, and kind.

We believe this is our moment: What if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen.

US Only - Travel Frequency

• Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands

• General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer

• To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type

• Individual Contributor

Global Disclaimer

• The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties. Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

Base pay offered will vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location and business needs

Annual Salary Range: $100,000 - $150,000

AL, AR, AZ, CO (Remote), DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL (Remote), IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX (Remote, Plano), UT, VA, VT, WI, WV and WY

Annual Salary Range: $110,000 - $165,000

CA (Remote, Fresno, Irvine and Woodland), Greenwood Village CO, CT, Chicago IL, MA, MD, NY (Remote), RI, Houston TX and WA

Annual Salary Range: $125,000 - $187,000

San Francisco CA, NJ and New York City NY

Benefit Highlights

You are more than your work - and QBE is more than a workplace, which is why QBE provides you with the benefits, support and flexibility to help you concentrate on living your best life personally and professionally. Employees scheduled over 30 hours a week will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health.

We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution and a paid-time off program. In addition, our paid-family and care-giver leaves are available to support our employees and their families. Regular full-time and part-time employees will also be eligible for QBE's annual discretionary bonus plan based on business and individual performance.

At QBE, we understand that exceptional employee benefits go beyond mere coverage and compensation. We recognize the importance of flexibility in the work environment to promote a healthy balance, and we are committed to facilitating personal and professional integration for our employees. That's why we offer the opportunity for hybrid work arrangements.

If this role necessitates a hybrid working model, candidates must be open to attending the office 8-12 days per month. This approach ensures a collaborative and supportive work environment where team members can come together to innovate and drive success.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Date Posted: 15 May 2024
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