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Underwriter - Commercial E&O

Company: QBE The Americas
Location: Seattle
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities, to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of living our values when it comes to our people. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our company's cultural elements - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. This opportunity is accountable for supporting assigned line(s) of business strategy by utilizing established guidelines and communicating with agents to evaluate risk, apply sound decision-making and underwrite profitable business within authorized limits. Line(s) of business may include Accident and Health, Aviation, Corporate, Excess and Surplus (E&S), Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Inland Marine, Professional Lines, Multi-national, Property, Trade Credit & Surety and Transactional Liability. Primary Responsibilities Review, evaluate and price business by applying sound underwriting judgment and adhering to company policy and state regulations within established authority Underwrite insurance risks in accordance with the business plan and the personal authority to meet business objectives including negotiating rates, terms and conditions for existing and new business, managing production and issue of contract documentation, ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and guidelines, and ensuring contribution to the business plan and objectives Participate in the review and analysis of the portfolio by examining documents to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and ensure progress towards profitable business objectives Make entries, as required, properly and promptly in underwriting systems to ensure accuracy of data, in relation to underwriting and aggregate exposures Research and obtain market intelligence in order to enhance organizational profit goals Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions, good practice, and legal and regulatory requirements to minimize risk and maximize efficiency Contribute to recording and measurement of insurance risks to ensure accuracy and good practice Collaborate with team by escalating issues to upper level underwriting professionals to solicit guidance on complex issues Contribute to assigned special projects by assisting with audits, participating in department product and process improvement initiatives Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value can do people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun Required Education Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience Required Experience 3 years relevant experience Preferred Competencies/Skills Follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly Analyze data on a problem-to-problem solution Use wise, astute and insightful judgment to make sound decisions Understand, monitor, and improve underwriting technical systems Negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups to settle differences with minimum noise Ability to analyze data and use for decision making Clearly and confidently convey information to various audiences through speech and writing Accept responsibility for one's decisions and actions Guide oneself with little or no supervision, and depend on oneself to get things done Appropriately prioritize assigned tasks to ensure timely goal achievement Preferred Education Specifics Degree in Business, insurance, or related field Preferred Experience Insurance industry experience Preferred Licenses/Certifications Depending on assigned line(s) of business specific participation and memberships are preferred and may include one or more of the following: - Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) or Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation - Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) - Pilot's license Preferred Knowledge Working knowledge of insurance products and insurance concepts Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Working knowledge of underwriting processes and procedures Working knowledge of laws and regulations related to area of responsibility Knowledge of risk profiling, pricing tools and loss models Business acumen Relevant trends and information within industry QBE Cultural DNA Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements) - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements: We are customer-centered We are technical experts We are diverse We are fast-paced We are courageous We are accountable We are a team All employees are expected to adhere to QBE's Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices Travel Frequency Occasional (approximately 5-10 trips annually) Physical Demands General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs. To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties.Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls. Number of Openings: 5 How to Apply: To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process. Equal Employment Opportunity: QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates. Equal Employment Opportunity The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.

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