Zurich NA Senior Construction Property Underwriter in Houston, Texas
Senior Construction Property Underwriter
Zurich is currently hiring for our Construction Property team in the South! We are open to hiring in Houston, Dallas or Atlanta Zurich office locations. We have an immediate need for an experienced Senior Underwriter with construction property expertise to join the South Region Construction team. As a Senior Construction Property Underwriter, you will handle complex new and renewal construction business with a focus Master Builder's Risk, Project Builder's Risk, Contractor's Block, and Civil Works. At this level, you will serve as a Subject Matter Expert on the team. As a member of Zurich's Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills while building relationships with Select Brokers in the Southern region with an emphasis onTX, OK, LA and ARHouston. This is an exciting time to join Construction at Zurich!
The Senior Construction Property Underwriter is responsible for:
Serving as a customer industry advocate with a focus on improving the customer experience by understanding their risk and offering the best end to end solution for their insurance needs.
Using a disciplined approach to exposure evaluation, risk assessment and pricing
Using risk insights, data and models to drive informed decisions at point of sale
Demonstrating strong analytical skills and executing as an innovative advisor
Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal business
Market facing and production within the Construction division
Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships
Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in commercial underwriting or brokerage or market facing areaOR
High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the claims or underwriting support areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience working in a team environment
- Preferred Qualifications:
Construction Property, Builder’s Risk, underwriting experience and broker relationships in the designated territory
Ability to effectively assess risk
Strong negotiation skills
Strong retail broker relationships
Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiatingPossess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility
PC and related software skills
CPCU and ARM a plus
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.
Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.
Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.
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Primary Location: United States-Texas-Dallas
Other Locations: United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Georgia-Atlanta
Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time
Relocation Available Yes
Job Posting 01/02/20
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 190007D4
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