Commercial Lines Underwriter

If you are you looking for a career and not just a job, then look no further. Schill Insurance Brokers is currently looking for a full-time Commercial Lines Property & Casualty Underwriter to add to our Underwriting Team in our Surrey (Guildford) office. The successful candidate will underwrite risks and prepare quotations for our in-house program by reviewing relevant information to determine the acceptability and contribute to a profitable portfolio.

About Us:

Schill Insurance delivers an extensive offering of Commercial products through our Head Office in Surrey, BC and 12 client-centric branches. Our steady growth stems from empowered employees, strong client relationships and our dedication to personal and professional development. Interest, intellect, curiosity, and care keep us current and evolving.

We have deep respect for our people and foster a safe, healthy, supportive, and creative work environment. We believe in working within our natural talents and creating roles tailored to an individual’s strengths and interests. As well, we promote growth, encourage our teams to bring their ideas to the table, and provide coaching, training, and support for you to achieve your goals.

 About the Opportunity: 

The Commercial Lines Underwriter is responsible for analyzing the acceptability of business according to the company guidelines and making effective underwriting decisions to achieve profitable premium growth and retention goals. The Underwriter position duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Appropriately underwrite risks ensuring they fit within our broad in-house appetite and multiple programs in order to promote a profitable portfolio
  • Determine eligibility for new business submissions and policy renewals based on guidelines and retention goals of the company
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and management to provide value added expertise and exceptional service to our Account Managers and Clients
  • Provide technical advice, recommendations, and mentoring to team members
  • Maintain positive working relationships with internal and external parties
  • Communicate decisions and respond to requests in a prompt and professional manner
  • Work effectively towards the goals of the team
  • Understanding of various Property & Casualty wordings and how they apply to meet our clients needs
  • Maintain accurate records of decisions made and maintain completeness of policy data
  • Acquire, maintain, and upgrade technical skills and personal knowledge of insurance products
  • Other duties, assignments and or special projects may be assigned by the Underwriting Manager

 About You:

 3+ Years Commercial Underwriting experience (Prior MGA experience an asset)

  • A broad understanding of underwriting and pricing disciplines; solution oriented with ability to balance risk acceptance and profitability
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational, planning, and decision-making skills
  • Keen attention to detail and an ability to prioritize duties effectively and proactively
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment with changing underwriting focuses
  • Team player with a strong work ethic; ability to have fun without sacrificing productivity
  • Computer proficient with the ability to navigate through multiple systems including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Experience with Policy Works and EPIC an asset
  • Level 1 BC General Insurance license preferred

 What’s in it for You:

  • A Competitive base salary
  • Exceptional and collaborative culture with a proven people first focus
  • Promotion of work / life balance
  • A positive and team-oriented environment
  • Excellent opportunities for career progression and continuing education program
  • All education, licensing and society membership costs are included
  • Full medical & dental benefits

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