Senior Underwriter, Small Commercial

04106, Portland
Sep 14, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
IT , Underwriting
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

Depending on experience this position can be hired at various Underwriting levels.


Underwriting territory in Northern New England - ME, NH & VT. The ideal candidate would be located in these states.


As a Senior Underwriter Custom, you will ensure a profitable book of Property and Casualty insurance business by appropriately evaluating the acceptability of risks within delegated authority levels. You will partner with agents to lead and grow a multi-line book of business by evaluating, selecting, and pricing risks primarily $25,000 and greater. You will support marketing activities to agents and take part in the agency management process. The Senior Underwriter is also responsible for working with and protecting confidential and proprietary customer and Company information.


We encourage you to apply and bring your expertise if you're a:

  • Problem solver: You'll crunch the numbers and review the data to determine risk selection, premiums, policies and conditions, as well as identify opportunities for improved growth, profit and diversification
  • Strategic Account Manager: As part of your portfolio strategy, you'll ensure a profitable book of Property and Casualty insurance by writing new accounts with premiums of $25,000 and above, growing successful agent and broker relationships and pursuing renewals
  • Conscientious professional: Understanding that the deal isn't done until the paperwork is signed, you'll document and compile comprehensive account reviews, state-compliant sign-offs and referrals, letters of authority and underwriting guidelines
  • Clear communicator: You'll maintain and nurture successful relationships with agents and brokers, while presenting proposals, negotiating deals and obtaining approvals
  • Collaborative teammate: Contributing to overall team success, you'll mentor underwriters in both technical and professional skills, as well as share best practices and identify opportunities for continuous improvement

What you've got:



3-5+ years of commercial underwriting experience

Preferred experience with loss control/risk engineering Skills

Analytical, problem-solving capabilities

Strong territory management skills

Excellent communication skills

An aptitude for building rewarding relationships with agents and brokers, peer underwriters, account analysts and junior underwriters



Command of insurance finance and actuarial concepts

Thorough knowledge of commercial insurance products, underwriting, risk selection, pricing and marketplaces, as well as regulatory issues in relevant territories

Understanding of contract language, including regulatory and policy differences among applicable states

Familiarity with continuous improvement processes and tools



A bachelor's degree in a related field

Professional insurance designations (currently or in process)

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