Zurich NA Construction Underwriter (Senior or AVP) in Dallas, Texas
Construction Underwriter (Senior or AVP)
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 our Dallas or Atlanta 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 writing Builders Risk business and Contractor Property exposures.
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:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areOR
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 areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
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:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
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 areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
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
A future with Zurich
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, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
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 expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet
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Location(s): AM - Dallas, AM - Atlanta, AM - Houston, AM - Florida Virtual Office, AM - Nashville, AM - North Carolina Virt. Office
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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