Commercial Underwriter

The Commercial Underwriter is responsible for underwriting and pricing new business for Builders Risk submissions and providing high quality underwriting, while balancing company philosophies in order to maintain a profitable book of business.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Underwrite commercial builder risk business along with residential and contractors equipment business as needed; new and renewal business, within underwriting authority and program limits.
  • Adhere to all underwriting guidelines, authority levels and standards.
  • Collaborate with Senior Underwriters to grow commercial builders risk book.
  • Perform file audits on counterparts and service team members, as assigned.
  • Possess in depth working knowledge of commercial builders risk products in order to assist internal employees and external customers with inquiries.
  • Mentoring and training of team members.
  • Perform on-the-job training and classroom instructions as appropriate for technical and non-technical competencies.
  • Build solid relationships with agency and company personnel. Ability to promote US Assure programs to our agency distribution force.
  • Work in partnership with stakeholders and US Assure’s corporate vision and mission.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

 

Performs other duties as assigned in order to meet business needs. Includes functions normally performed by persons holding this title.  However, these functions may be reassigned to other employees as part of a “Reasonable Accommodation” under the ADA.

 

Qualifications

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty, satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and or licenses, and/or abilities required.

 

Knowledge

 

  • Proven knowledge of coverage and pricing for commercial risks along with all other builders risk products and/or proven knowledge of property and casualty underwriting.
  • Knowledge of insurance underwriting procedures and regulations for assigned territories.
  • Strong knowledge of processing methods and workflow procedures.
  • Ability to build relationships with distributors and business partners.
  • Proven knowledge of accepted business software such as RMS, mainframe systems and Internet usage.

             

 Education and/or Experience and Abilities

 

  • College graduate, preferred
  • Completion of insurance industry specific courses (IIA, CISR, CIC and/or CPCU) and/or designations, preferred.
  • Four plus years in property underwriting.
  • One year of US Assure level 3A underwriting authority, preferred.
  • Proven experience with mentoring employees.

 

Job-Related Competencies

 

Refer to the Dimension Definitions guide, located in the Career Resources database on my.usassure.com, for a complete explanation of each dimension.

  • Managing Work - Prioritizes, prepares, schedules, leverages resources, stays focused.
  • Adaptability - Tries to understand change, approaches change or newness positively, adjusts behavior.
  • Continuous Learning - Targets learning needs, seeks learning activities, maximizes learning, applies knowledge or skill, and takes risks in learning.
  • Communication - Organizes the communication, maintains audience attention, adjusts to the audience, ensures understanding, adheres to accepted conventions, and comprehends communication from others.
  • Customer Focus - Seeks to understand customers, educates customers, builds collaborative relationships, takes action to meet customer needs and concerns, and sets up customer feedback systems.
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills - Possesses educational knowledge and skills necessary to perform duties.
  • Building Customer Loyalty – Uses key principles, acknowledges the person, clarifies the current situation, meets or exceeds needs, confirms satisfaction and takes the “heat.”
  • Decision Making – Identifies issues, problems and opportunities, gathers and interprets information, generates alternatives, chooses appropriate action, commits to action, and involves others.
  • Negotiation – Clarifies the current situation, identifies points of agreement/disagreement, keeps discussion issue-oriented, develops others’ and own ideas, builds support for preferred alternatives, and facilitates agreement.
  • Sales Ability/Persuasiveness – Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of a product, service or idea from prospects and clients.
  • Work Standards – Sets standards for excellence, ensures high quality, takes responsibility, and encourages others to take responsibility.

 

  Employer's Rights

 

US Assure, Inc. reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either an employee or US Assure, Inc. may terminate employment at any time, with or without cause (subject to applicable laws).

 

About US Assure

 

US Assure (usassure.com) provides insurance programs and services. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the privately held company manages, distributes and services programs for leading carriers in the construction and commercial insurance market with distribution throughout the U.S.  Offerings include a full range of builder’s risk, property, and small commercial programs. With four decades of expertise managing programs and providing service. US Assure is a trusted partner offering solutions needed to assure success.

 

We believe that people are our most valuable asset and the key to our success. At US Assure, associates at all levels of the organization are encouraged to share ideas and be involved in the evolution of our business. In fact, our associates’ average tenure is 15 years. Our work approach and environment reflects our values, offering collaborative spaces, transparency and rewards and recognition.

 

Our people benefit from:

 

  • Competitive performance-based compensation packages
  • 401(k) matching contributions and profit sharing
  • Medical and dental insurance benefits with significant employer contributions
  • Other benefits, such as Term Life and Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) program
  • Paid holidays
  • Modern, collaborative work environment
  • On-site fitness center
  • Company-matched charitable gifts

If you're a qualified candidate looking for a career that will challenge your potential, value your input and earn you competitive compensation, we’d like the opportunity to get to know you.

 

How To Apply

To learn more about the position and apply online, CLICK HERE. Qualified candidates should also be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter during the application process.