Zurich NA Construction Property Underwriter (Level I or Level II) in San Francisco, California
Construction Property Underwriter (Level I or Level II)
Zurich gives you the tools and support to construct a rewarding career in the Insurance industry. We are looking for a Construction Property Underwriter (Level I or Level II) to work out of our Denver office/territory.
This role will be filled at either a Construction Property Underwriter Level I or Construction Property Underwriter Level II. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.
Your relationship building and problem-solving expertise will help us drive positive impact with our customers, communities, and each other. Our global footprint and 148 years of experience enables you to develop your skills and put your risk analysis expertise to use while having the opportunity to work with a wide range of Fortune 500® companies.
To bring leading talent into the organization and foster a culture of innovation and excellence , we encourage professionals from wide range of backgrounds and industries to apply and:
Join a global company that gives you an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the business
Use your finance, facilities/property management and/or your engineering experience to support the needs of our customers
Have the autonomy and freedom to be successful in your career
Experience a customized training program dedicated to those new joiners outside of the insurance industry
Zurich provides a broad spectrum of Construction Property-insurance solutions along with industry expertise that help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. This role will open-up a world of opportunity in a growing and innovative industry. We are an insurance leader committed to developing our people, focusing on our customers, and building a sustainable future for our communities.
As Construction Property Underwriter (Level I OR Level II) you will have a chance to use your marketing and analytical skills along with your knowledge of buildings to analyze and underwrite new and renewal property business both in the US and internationally. This is a market facing position and we are seeking someone with a strong sales execution mindset and knowledge of commercial construction property policies. There will be 15%-20% travel for this position.
Key Accountabilities of this role:
Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance laws and regulations.
Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives and other business-related needs, as appropriate.
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.
Support the organization's sales culture by being a Help Point for agents, brokers and customers.
Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
Complete detailed opportunity assessment with key distributors to identify growth opportunities.
Qualify accounts to meet with the organization's appetite, balanced with sound business opportunity.
Make broker/customer and on-sight calls with a planned and well-prepared purpose.
Basic Qualifications Construction Property Underwriter I:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area.OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment
Knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
Basic Qualifications Construction Property Underwriter II:
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area.OR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the in the Underwriting, Banking, Mortgage, Finance, Construction or Market Facing area.OR
Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Knowledge of Construction Property line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines
Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience with Microsoft Office
Commercial Construction Property underwriting experience and broker relationships in West region
Ability to effectively assess risk
Strong negotiation skills
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
Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in Denver, CO
The salary range for this role at the Underwriter I level is $65,600-$81,900. The salary range for this role at the Underwriter II level is $83,000-$103,700. This is the range Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Denver, CO. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future. This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.#POP
As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Denver, AM - Los Angeles, AM - Sacramento, AM - San Francisco, AM - Seattle
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
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