Underwriting Consultant - Property and Casualty

Austin, TX / Hybrid
Competitive Salary
Oct 11, 2023
Dec 20, 2023
Job Type
Full Time


Underwriting Consultant - Property and Casualty


This role is open to a hybrid setting, 2 days in Austin, TX office and 3 days per week remote, telecommute, work-from-home.


A comprehensive benefits package is offered including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, 401k and matching, PTO, disability and life insurance, employee assistance, flexible spending or health savings account, and other additional voluntary benefits.


PRIMARY PURPOSE:  To provide property, liability and/or workers' compensation underwriting and related services for accounts maintaining underwriting quality, proper rating classifications and targeted loss ratios for risks associated with liability, property, and/or workers’ compensation coverage(s) for new pool prospects and renewals for existing pool and commercial accounts.



  • Provides underwriting (property, liability and/or workers' compensation) and related services and oversight to assigned customers within delegated authority; seeks approval for exceptions.

  • Reviews contract wording for clients to assess compliance with requirements for insurance coverage(s), limits, certificates of insurance, additional insured status and waivers of subrogation as well as make recommendations on hold harmless/indemnity clauses.

  • Provides technical advice and assistance to Sedgwick colleagues and clients regarding coverage interpretations, policy and endorsement provisions, and underwriting acceptability.

  • Acts as a liaison with other departments and partners including claims, loss control, and accounting departments as well as external contacts including reinsurers, marketers, and members.

  • Participates in and leads key projects that impact underwriting and other related departments.

  • Maintains and updates underwriting guideline & policy manuals for self-insured pools.

  • Performs field activities such as attending client board meetings and marketing/sales meetings; assists in conducting educational clinics for pool members or agents and making inspection tours as needed and approved.



  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Travels as required.




Education & Licensing

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university preferred.  Property casualty insurance agent license or obtain within 6 months.  Valid driver’s license required.  Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC),  and/or Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations preferred.



Six (6) years of property/casualty and/or workers' compensation underwriting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  Underwriting experience with public entity pools and their respective expsoures and coverages preferred.


Skills & Knowledge

  • Understanding of the rating methodology of workers’ compensation, property, and liability insurance coverage(s)

  • Solid math skills including the ability to calculate figures accurately and efficiently

  • Analytical and interpretive skills with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to reason, solve practical problems, and interpret a variety of information and instructions

  • Ability to lead projects and team initiatives

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of the organization and external customers

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office and other system products

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to create and complete comprehensive, accurate and constructive written reports

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies



When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.


Mental:  Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines


PhysicalComputer keyboarding, travel as required


Auditory/VisualHearing, vision and talking


NOTE:  Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.


The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description.  They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances.  Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.


Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.


If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, consider applying for it anyway! Sedgwick is building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and recognizes that each person possesses a unique combination of skills, knowledge, and experience. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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