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Senior Energy Underwriter Renewables/Casualty


Zurich is currently hiring an experienced Casualty Underwriter to join our newly created Energy Casualty Renewables team!


Zurich Energy is a leading provider of insurance solutions in the Energy industry and has been supporting Energy customers for over 25 years.  By providing a broad array of products and services, we work with our customers to support their key business goals, while assisting to reduce their overall cost of risk.  Our team of experienced underwriting specialists strive to provide solutions to address today’s challenges and also collaborate with our clients to address emerging risks.


The Senior Energy Casualty Renewables Underwriter will analyze and underwrite evolving risks in the dynamic Renewables sector.  This includes soliciting and underwriting new and renewal business to drive profitable growth.  In addition, and under minimal direction, you will utilize The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework as a subject matter expert, and ensure a high-level service to customers. As a Senior Underwriter, you will serve as a leader and mentor to the team offering technical guidance on key coverage issues and forms. In this role you will handle a broad geographic territory of external distribution partners with dedicated Renewables expertise.  You will be tasked with developing key external relationships & also support of close working relationships with key internal cross-sell partners. In addition, you will have the exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the practice and continuous improvement of the process.


Responsibilities include: 


  • 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, pricing, and documentation
  • Preparing and presenting referrals, as necessary
  • Using risk insights, data and models to drive informed decisions at point of sale
  • Delivering and negotiating successful outcomes with the agent/broker
  • Market facing and production, including client stewardship and onsite broker visits
  • Development and management of robust new business pipeline 
  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
  • Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments 


Basic Qualifications: 


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice 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 collaborative, team environment


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Energy casualty or construction underwriting experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sales execution mindset
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Microsoft Office experience 

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, 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.
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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 click here 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 - Houston, AM - Atlanta, AM - Remote Work (US), AM - Schaumburg, AM - New York, AM - Dallas, AM - Overland Park, AM - Chicago, AM - Philadelphia, AM - San Francisco, AM - Owings Mills, AM - Boston, AM - Sacramento, AM - Washington DC, AM - Tennessee Virtual Office, AM - Nashville, AM - San Diego, AM - Portland, AM - St. Louis, AM - Minneapolis, AM - Scottsdale
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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