Senior Casualty Underwriter, # 8745 - IW-8745

Date of modification: August 12, 2022

Job number: IW-8745


Job title: Senior Casualty Underwriter, # 8745

Location: Toronto


Senior  Casualty Underwriter 


Based downtown Toronto - Hybrid role 


Global Insurer 


About the Role

The company is growing in Canada and seeks a high caliber, results oriented, Senior Casualty Underwriter to join our growing team.

Utilizing your broad network of relationships at key broking houses, extensive knowledge of the Canadian commercial lines marketplace, and strong technical underwriting expertise in the upper middle market, large corporate primary liability risk segments, you will have a key role in the development, implementation, and successful execution of our strategic plan for Casualty in Canada. As a market facing underwriter, you have a penchant for being out in the market and developing a robust pipeline of profitable new business opportunities.

You will participate in the underwriting of Primary General Liability, Lead Umbrella and Excess Liability in the mid-to-large sized Canadian Corporate segments, and assist in the development of any new product offering initiatives.

The successful candidate will be evaluated based on what was accomplished and how it was achieved; such as gross written premium, productivity, price adequacy, client centricity, broker relationships, and teamwork.

Key tasks will involve:

  • Representing the company in Canada, have regular contact with brokers and clients involving our Casualty lines of business
  • Contributing to the building and sustainability of the Casualty book of business through new business and renewal opportunities
  • Analyzing and assessing technical insurability regarding exposures and coverages on new and renewal submissions. Preparing quotations, structuring casualty programs and offering proposals in accordance with guidelines
  • Closely working with the local team and using resources elsewhere in the Group (Products/Risk Engineering /Claims Management/Actuaries)
  • Negotiating final terms & conditions with the broker in line with the business plan and corporate guidelines requirements
  • Contributing to the operational needs of the team - individual and divisional
  • Entering and maintaining risk information into the various systems and managing the account process flow end-to-end
  • Supporting multi-line Canada sales planning and execution with the sales team
  • Providing input into planning and controlling functions.


About You


  • University degree or equivalent.
  • A Proven track record of successful underwriting in General Liability, Lead Umbrella and Excess lines of large to upper middle market Canadian Corporates
  • Strong technical underwriting background and customer focus mindset
  • 5+ years of underwriting experience
  • Successful track record in building / growing a sustainable portfolio
  • Broad network of broker and client contacts
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Well-developed interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-starter, ability and willingness to take the initiative in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of software applications
  • Position requires a willingness to travel
  • Fluency in English. Bilingual in French would be a strong asset.


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 Antonella Leone at 647-624-9609 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.


  • City: Toronto
  • Market segment: Insurance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Education: CIP, CIP Partial Completion
  • Expertise: Underwriting - Property/Casualty
  • Minimum experience required: 7 to 10 Years