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Construction Professional Liability Underwriter (Senior or AVP Level)

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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, we have over 148 years of experience, serve more than 25 industries, and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities so you can reach your full potential and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. With the support of people like you, we are optimistic about leading the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

 

Zurich gives you the tools and support to construct a rewarding career.  We are currently looking for a Market Facing Construction Underwriter (Senior or AVP) to work out of Denver, Seattle, San Francisco office/territory. At Zurich, you have an opportunity to work with large and sophisticated clients, including project owners and developers, as well as contractors and subcontractors.  95% of the Fortune 500 are Zurich customers! 

With a proven track record of over 25 years, Zurich Construction’s reputation is supported by our market-leading capacity, extensive construction underwriting experience, innovative products and services, renowned risk engineering, and best-in-class claims service.  ​

Put your analytical and relationship building skills to work as an underwriting supporting our construction team.  You will “own” your activities, manage a territory and book of business, be empowered to work autonomously, and have the opportunity to truly grow your career. ​

Your transferable skills and experiences will be valued and enable you make a difference. A career in underwriting could be YOUR new normal. ​

 

This role is responsible for: 
 

  • Underwriting construction professional liability risks for contractors’ and owners’ policies. 

  • Manage  customer/broker/carrier discussions on insurance programs and an awareness of the exposures driving the underwriting approach
  • Develop and maintain relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions.
  • Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
  • Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities


Senior Level Qualifications (6T):
 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support are
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
  • Experience working in a team environment


AVP Level Qualifications (7T):
 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications:
 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong broker relationships 
  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation
  • Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations with respect to required deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
  • CPCU or CRIS designation

 

 

 

 

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 

 

Location(s): AM - Denver, AM - San Francisco, AM - Seattle

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time

Hiring Manager name: Michael Davis 

Recruiter name: Jason Johnson

Reward Level: 6T

Division:Construction


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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