Zurich NA Underwriting Associate -Property (Construction) in Chicago, Illinois

Underwriting Associate -Property (Construction)


Zurich is currently hiring aUnderwritingAssociate to join the Property Construction Underwriting Support & Servicesteam in Chicago! As anUnderwritingAssociate you will support the Property Construction team and work closelywith experienced Underwriters in the review and analysis of Property Constructionrisks. Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking abilities are required inthis position.

Client Internally Focused - The job’s core deliverables rely on deliveringservice to internal clients, usually at the line manager or employee level. Mayinvolve sharing subject matter expertise to others in the organization orsupporting others in their efforts to deliver on our promise.

UnderwritingAssociates are charged with a variety of tasks including:

  • Working collaboratively with Zurich’s rating team.

  • Communicating directly with brokers via phone and email.

  • Evaluating exposures/controls, evaluating loss history and assessing financial condition, for basic to moderately complex business.

  • Issuing endorsements and handling billing issues.

Underwriting Associates will be expected to attend a 8-weektraining class in the Zurich North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL(June 25 – July 27). Zurich North America will reimburse attendeesfor costs associated with the training class, including the option to fly homeeach weekend or remain in Schaumburg each weekend.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and No prior experience required in the Administrative or Customer Service or Data Entry or Financial Services or Risk Management areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Administrative or Customer Service or Data Entry or Financial Services or Risk Management areaAND

  • Travel for training is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Underwriting/underwriting operations, claims, risk management or premium audit experience

  • Experience working with Property Construction Risks

  • Experience with data collection and analysis

  • Excellent customer service orientation and communication skills

  • In-depth knowledge of processing, rating and policy issuance systems

  • Detail oriented

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about theiremployees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition anddesire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countriesand territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protectwhat is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization thattakes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be thebest global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 04/02/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002NY