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Zurich NA Construction Property Underwriter (Level II or Level III) in Seattle, Washington

Construction Property Underwriter (Level II or Level III)

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Zurich is seeking a Construction Property Underwriter (Level II or III) for our Commercial Insurance team in our Los Angeles office. (We will also consider basing the role at any of our Western regional offices: Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento).

This role will be filled at either the Construction Property Underwriter II or Construction Property Underwriter II level. 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.

As Construction Property Underwriter (Level II or III) you will have a chance to use your marketing and analytical skills. Specifically, you will analyze and underwrite new and renewal business, under general direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels on assignments of higher technical complexity ensuring a high level service to customers. This is a market facing position thus we are seeking someone with a strong sales execution mindset and knowledge of construction property policies.

Some of the key accountabilities of this role include:

  • 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.Qualifications – Construction Property Underwriter (Level II):

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting 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 Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

  • Knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience with Microsoft OfficeSenior Construction Property Underwriter (Level III) Basic Qualifications:

  • 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 environmentPreferred Qualifications – Level II & Level III:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Technical knowledge of commercial Construction Property Underwriting

  • Established broker relationships (Retail, select brokers) in Western Region

  • Sales execution mindset

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in Colorado Only The salary range for the Construction Property Underwriter Level II: $81,000-$101,200. The salary range for the Construction Property Underwriter Level III is $103,400-$129200. 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. Zurich NA may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. 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.

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 to learn more.

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Primary Location: AM - Los Angeles, AM - Greenwood Village, AM - San Francisco, AM - Seattle

Remote working: false

Schedule: Full Time

Recruiter name: Robert Nelson

Reward Level: 5T

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