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Construction Casualty Underwriter (AVP OR VP Level)

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Zurich North America is hiring a Construction Casualty Underwriter (AVP OR VP Level) join our National Accounts Construction team in Zurich’s Washington, DC office. This is a hybrid role requiring two days per week in the office.

 

This role will be responsible for analyzing and underwriting highly complex new and renewal business, under minimal direction, utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework as a subject matter expert, ensuring a high level service to customers. This position will lead customer service and profitable growth, working closely with key brokers and clients to deliver comprehensive first-party risk transfer solutions including Builders Risk, Contractors Casualty and Inland Marine, Operational Civil works along with other emerging solutions.


This role will be filled at either AVP or VP 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.

 

There will be approximately 25% travel for this position. 
 

In this role you will be responsible for:

 

  • Working under minimal direction, underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels of highly complex assignments.
  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge and expertise in products and industry.
  • Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating manuals.
  • Work at the highest authority limits on assignments utilizing the highest degree of technical complexity and coordination. 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.
  • Contribute to the development of propositions. Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to lower level underwriters.
  • Proactively seek renewal and new account opportunities.
     

Basic Qualifications, AVP Level::
 

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Experience with Microsoft Office

 

OR

 

Basic Qualifications, VP Level:

 

  • Bachelors Degree and 9 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area.
    OR
  • Bachelors Degree and 18 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    AND
  • Experience in a specialized insurance line of business or segment (Construction Casualty)

 

Preferred Qualifications:
 

  • CPCU
  • Advanced knowledge of Construction Casualty product lines, the commercial insurance and Construction/Engineering industry
  • Experience with Wrap-Ups
  • Strong Broker relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent skills in relationship building
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Results oriented


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq).

 

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 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 

 

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 

 

Location(s): AM - Washington DC
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No
  
 
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