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Underwriter - Commercial Lines: Property/Real Estate

Employer
QBE Insurance
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Mar 22, 2024

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Job Function
Insurance
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

The Opportunity

We have a newly created Underwriter position within our Commercial Lines UK team to support our sustained and continued growth plans. This role will have a focused lens on UK-domiciled business writing monoline Property & Real Estate whilst maintaining and establishing relationships with aligned regional brokers.

Surrounded by supportive colleagues our market-facing underwriters own their own book of business, including a blend of new and existing business, with exposure across complex and technical risks. We empower our underwriters to use their subject matter expertise and experience, with referrals required only where necessary.

We are keen to speak with those looking to make their next move!

Your new role
  • Underwrite insurance risks in accordance with the business plan and the delegated underwriting authority to meet business objectives including: | Negotiating rates terms and conditions for existing and new business | Compliance of production and issue of contract certainty documentation ( non Lloyds ) | Ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations and guidelines | Ensuring contribution to the business plan and objectives | Support credit control in payment collection
  • Establish, strengthen and develop relationships with stakeholders including customers, brokers, business partners and colleagues to maximize influence and achieve business objectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of market dynamics and market cycle to enhance business performance
  • Participate in all relevant meetings in order to share and develop strategy, knowledge and best practice
  • Positively promote the department, division and company as a whole in order to maximize brand leverage
  • Perform underwriting activities in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met
  • Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions and good practice to minimize risk and maximize efficiency
  • Ensure the recording and measurement of insurance risks, (including DUA's if relevant) to ensure accuracy and good practice
  • Understand and comply with any reinsurance requirements to minimize risk and to deliver business plan objectives
  • Maintain expertise and team knowledge through identifying appropriate learning and development activities
  • Participate in the review and analysis of the portfolio to identify progress toward business objectives
  • Ensure entries are properly and promptly recorded on EO systems to ensure accuracy of data in relation to: | Underwriting | Aggregate exposures
  • Contribute to the aggregate management and peer review processes to encourage and develop excellence
About you
  • High level of numeracy, organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough understanding of class specific underwriting and reinsurance knowledge - Property
  • Good broker network relationships
  • Proven expertise of relevant market conditions for specific class/portfolio
  • Intermediate level understanding of relevant software including Excel and other departmental software packages
  • Demonstrable knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements (specific reference to FSA/ Lloyds regulation)
  • Familiar with QBE underwriting process and procedures including EPA's
  • K nowledge of relevant QBE underwriting systems
Why QBE? At My Best""

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that's why we have created At My Best ". It's our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn't fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It's in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference." In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce."

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation.""

Some of the award's QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include;""

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner - Insurance Insider"

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award""

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year""

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response"""

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 , Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year""

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women's Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent"

Inclusion of Diversity"

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in."

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers." "

About QBE"

QBE is an international insurer and reinsurer, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and headquartered in Sydney. We employ more than 11,000 people, with a local presence in 27 countries."

We are driven by our purpose of enabling a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.""

We've been cultivating resilience since 1886, when our founders started a marine insurance company in Australia to give early pioneers a safeguard against uncertainty. Today, we're still giving our customers confidence to explore, innovate and take measured risks, secure in the knowledge they're covered by a strong insurer."

We work hard to build a culture that best supports our people, and not only represents our business, but the world around us.""

As a business insurance specialist, QBE European Operations offers a range of insurance products from the standard suite of property, casualty and motor to the specialist financial lines, marine and energy. All are tailored to the individual needs of our small, medium and large customer base."

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website ."

What next?"

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE's vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to APPLY NOW! Simply click the apply" button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.""

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process."

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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