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Environmental Underwriter (All Levels)

Company: James River Insurance
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Come grow with James River Insurance!

James River Insurance is an excess and surplus lines segment of James River Group Holdings, Ltd. and operates on an approved non-admitted basis in 50 states and Washington, DC. Since 2003, James River has provided thousands of commercial property and casualty customers with innovative and creative solutions for particular insurance needs.

At James River Insurance, we are committed to providing a stable and rewarding work environment supported by our Core Values and Guiding Principles: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Customer Service, Communication, and Teamwork. We are proud of our recent national recognition as a 2021 Top Workplaces USA award.

Job Summary

James River Insurance is hiring in it's Environmental Underwriting Division and will consider candidates at all levels (Associate Underwriter, Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, Underwriting Specialist, Executive Underwriter). The successful candidate will be responsible for selecting, reviewing, modeling, analyzing and underwriting complex submissions within the context of applying the division's underwriting guidelines and standards; Determining the proper terms and conditions for acceptable risks including rating the account to develop the appropriate premium; Responding to brokers when particular risks do not meet underwriting guidelines and offers alternative options and cross sell other products; and provides assistance to other team members including the Division Manager in a variety of areas including referrals and identifying new opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Continuously exhibit and uphold Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication and Teamwork, Innovation and Customer Service
  • Analyze new business opportunities and develop renewal strategies
  • Attain quote, premium and division goals as assigned
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with brokers
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to negotiate with brokers on placements
  • Assist the Underwriting Manager/Division Manager with training, mentoring and on-boarding of new employees.
  • Travel to meet with brokers within assigned territory at least three times per year
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively and properly select, evaluate, model, determine coverage, rate, document, quote and bind accounts
  • Ability to effectively assess risk
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment to complete assignments within the parameters of instructions given, prescribed processes and standard accepted underwriting practices
  • Solid knowledge of underwriting philosophy and techniques
  • Proven problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • High level of initiative and motivation
  • Strong work ethic with a drive to succeed
  • Solid customer service and relationship building skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet researching

Experience and Education

Associate Underwriter

  • Bachelors Degree or a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Industry associated classes or courses preferred

Underwriter

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of related underwriting experience preferably in Excess and Surplus lines
  • Preferably pursuing courses toward professional designations or continuing education.

Senior Underwriter

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years underwriting experience, preferably in Excess and Surplus lines
  • Professional designation is preferred

Underwriting Specialist

  • 15+ years industry experience, 10+ years in Excess and Surplus lines with specialized coverage and product knowledge
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Specific experience in marketing and underwriting of the division related products
  • Professional designation is preferred

Executive Underwriter

  • 20+ years industry experience, 15+ years in Excess and Surplus lines with specialized coverage and product knowledge
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Specific experience in marketing and underwriting of the division related products
  • Professional designation is preferred

Keywords: James River Insurance, Alpharetta , Environmental Underwriter (All Levels), Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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