Underwriter, Regional Underwriting

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Job ID : 6422
Category : Commercial Insurance
Brand : Economical
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Calgary, Canada
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Economical is part of Definity, which includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Assessing, accepting, and declining moderate to complex new business submissions, within assigned underwriting authority
  • Re-underwriting and negotiating renewals and policy endorsements
  • Ordering of inspections, financial reports, or other underwriting information for use in your analysis of critical risk hazards and decision making
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions of risk acceptance with brokers in writing, by telephone, electronic mail or in person
  • Developing and maintaining positive broker relations
  • Participating in production calls on brokerage offices, as required
  • Providing technical support to brokers
  • Actively participating in weekly internal production meetings
  • Mentoring and providing technical support to less experience team members

What do you bring to the role?

  • University degree or a college diploma or the CIP designation is required
  • 3-5 years Commercial Insurance underwriting experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions, with both customers and co-workers
  • Performs well in a busy environment and remains calm under pressure
  • Team player, adaptable to a changing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving abilities
  • Strong sales orientation

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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