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Job Opportunity with Zurich

Construction Property Underwriter

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Zurich is seeking an experienced Senior Construction Property Underwriter (Sr. Level III or AVP level IV) for our office in Boston. (We are also open to hiring talent for our offices in New York or Philadelphia).

As a Senior Construction Property Underwriter (Level III or AVP Level IV) you will handle complex new and renewal domestic construction property accounts and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on the team. As a member of Zurich’s Underwriting Team, you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills while building relationships with Select Brokers focused in the Northeast. 

 

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Responsibilities

 In this role, you will:
 

  • Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating annual rules.
  • Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business related needs, as appropriate.
  • May provide guidance to lower level associates.
  • 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.
  • Supports the 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
Requirements

 Basic Qualifications (Sr. Level III):

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area 
     

Basic Qualifications (AVP Level IV):

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Technical knowledge of Construction Property Underwriting
  • Established broker relationships (retail brokers) within the Northeastern region. 
  • Sales execution mindset
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

About 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 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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