Commercial Lines Property and Engineering Underwriter(4975)

Posted Date: Nov. 13, 2013
Job Number: 4975


Our client is a global leader in providing insurance and risk management solutions. Due to continued growth, they are seeking an intermediate-level Commercial Lines Property Underwriter to join their Toronto operations.


Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President, Underwriting and within the underwriting authority delegated, the Underwriter is responsible for the underwriting of risk managed Property and Engineering business. 



  • Risk assessment, PML evaluation, rating, and coverage analysis of Property and Engineering insurance risks within the limits and current underwriting guidelines as established and as authorized
  • Authorizes and accepts Property and Engineering  insurance risks within the authority delegated
  • Maintains knowledge and expertise on the various pricing rating programs of the company
  • Refers all risks outside of your level of authority and/or expertise of underwriting for approval to the Assistant Vice President, or in his absence, Vice President, Underwriting
  • Offers alternative terms and conditions on risks which are presented at terms unacceptable to the company.?• Provides information and advice to brokers on matters within your competence
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, Engineering reviews and assesses engineering reports on new and/or existing accounts in determining risk quality, recommendations / comments for risk improvement and PML
  • Reviews manuscript policy wordings (draft or final) and provides the brokers with recommendations and/or comments for wording improvement
  • Assesses and approves risk changes on existing accounts and assesses claims activity
  • Assess claims activity


  • Builds and maintains business rapport with brokers, risk managers, clients
  • Develops new desirable sources of business
  • Promotes the comapny's services and facilities and provides information and advice to clients
  • Monitors market conditions and activities of the company's existing and potential clients and competitors and reports to management as may be required


  • 3 to 7 years of commercial Property underwriting experience
  • University or College Degree preferred and CIP designation or working towards.?• Excellent computer skills with advanced Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Demonstrated organization skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong ability to handle sensitive information requiring confidentiality and exercise judgment on matters requiring urgent attention
  • Demonstrated initiative
  • Ability to work independently, maintain composure under pressure, manage priorities and workload within general schedule of work
  • Business and general insurance acumen
  • Adaptability and Flexibility

Interested candidates, please contact Dan Canfield @ or 1-877-484-6711. If you are working with another DGA recruiter, please speak with them about this position.

Founded in 1986, DGA Careers specializes in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. DGA Careers assists qualified professionals in claims, underwriting, sales, customer service, and more, connect with the Canadian insurance industry at all levels. We endeavour to respond to each applicant in a timely manner.





Employer/Recruiter: Yes City: Toronto Market segment: Insurance Company type: Recruiting Consultants Job type: Permanent Education required: CIP Partial Completion Expertise required: Underwriting - Property Minimum experience required: 3 to 4 Years

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