12 Jul, 2018

Cross Class Underwriter - Property

  • QBE
  • 16 Hestham Cres, Morecambe, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4QF, UK
Full time Construction

Job Description

QBE's European Operations, which accounts for over 27% of QBE Group turnover, is a leading specialist in London market and European commercial lines business. Active in both the Lloyd's and company market, QBE offers considerable diversity to the broking community. We are a socially responsible company and give our customers the ability to invest a portion of their premiums in environmentally and socially beneficial projects.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for an Underwriter to join our team, this is your chance to create your career in an exciting environment where anything is possible. Are you ready to grow your career with us? As an Underwriter for QBE you will underwrite and develop business in accordance with the business plan.
Your responsibilities for this role may include, but are not limited to:
  • Underwrite insurance risks in accordance with the Business Plan and the personal authority to meet business objectives
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders including customers, brokers, business partners and colleagues, to maximise influence
  • Develop relationships in line with the Business Plan to support the achievement of business objectives
  • Understand and comply with QBE reinsurance strategy to minimise risk and deliver business plan objectives
  • Participate fully and use your expertise to shape and develop strategy, knowledge and best practice
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met
  • Adhere to underwriting standards, instructions and good practice to minimise risk and maximise efficiency
  • Assist Product management, when required, in respect of the development, testing and launch of new products.
  • Actively keep abreast of market dynamics and demonstrate market cycle awareness to be able to operate effectively and appropriately
  • Contribute to the peer review processes to encourage and develop excellence

You will need to be able to display you have the following qualifications and experience:
  • Experience gained within commercial insurance market
  • ACII qualified or progress towards
  • Commercial ability to understand the key profit drivers to maximise long term wealth for our shareholders
  • Established relationships with local Brokers
  • Intermediate level understanding of relevant software, including Excel and other departmental software packages
  • Strong knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements
  • A high level of numeracy and literacy
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to influence actions and attitudes of others through leading by example
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Innovative in underwriting approach and programme design
  • Ability to analyse data and use for decision-making
  • Use of risk profiling and pricing tools and loss models

Number of Openings:

How to Apply:

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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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