Underwriting Specialist - Casualty - 8457 - IW-8457

Date of modification: January 13, 2022

Job number: IW-8457


Job title: Underwriting Specialist - Casualty - 8457

Location: Toronto


Title: Underwriting Specialist - Casualty
Downtown Toronto (Currently work from home)


Portfolio Steering

  • Analyze and report on Key Performance Indicators in accordance with the current philosophy and standards of the business. Prepare written reports (periodic and annual) as assigned.
  • Liaise with Temple Operations Department to ensure the respective KPI's are satisfactory. I
  • Provide clear instruction to the Business Analyst about cleaning and processing portfolio data.
  • Evaluate portfolio opportunities through audits and by data analytics, assesses and rate them and perform the necessary underwriting functions to propose decisions about the offered business.
  • Write, review, and approve policy wordings and grade their quality; understand the quality of policy administration systems.

Client Management

  • Maintain records and write a Partner Summary Profile Report for assigned
  • Maintain a meaningful business rapport with partners to assure that the existing mandate is effective and to find new opportunities that are in alignment with the company’s interests.
  • Manage existing accounts as well as develop, design and implement new products or programs with partners.
  • Develop market intelligence by investigating market conditions and meeting with existing and potential partners; report regularly to the Department and help roll out marketing plans.
  • Promote the products and services to existing and potential partners.
  • Ensure that fast and efficient service is provided to partners.
  • Travel for meetings, audits and industry events and keeps the Departments informed about the experiences.
  • Liaise with Operations, Business Analyst, Corporate Accounting, Claims and Actuary Departments to contribute to service excellence.

General Underwriting

  • Draft underwriting guidelines documents as required.
  • Handle and document Special Acceptances (referrals).
  • Analyze business in accordance with guidelines and philosophy and within written authorities/limits.
  • Schedule and perform underwriting Audits according to company standards. Also, contribute to (or directs) the preparation of the supporting audit reports.


  • 10+ Years of underwriting experience in Primary CGL, Umbrella, and Excess Insurance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Statistics or equivalent.
  • CIP designations and working towards FCIP
  • Client management experience
  • Experience Underwriting MGA business
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, risk evaluation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a small team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 30 years, specializing in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, DGA Careers is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Interested candidates please contact Maurice Reichberg at 416-868-6711 x.232 or forward your resume in confidence to maurice@dgacareers.com. If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Toronto
  • Market segment: Commercial Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: CIP, FCIP - Partial Completion, Post Secondary Education
  • Expertise: Underwriting - Commercial , Underwriting-Casualty , Underwriting - E&O/D&O
  • Minimum experience required: 11 or more Years