Junior Underwriter

Underwriting · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Underwriting
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

A Little Bit About Us


SeaFirst Insurance Brokers are insurance specialists. Our rapidly growing company has been providing our clients with the finest in general insurance services for over 40 years and are proud to be the largest general insurance brokers on the Saanich Peninsula, with offices in Brentwood Bay, Saanichton, Sidney, Salt Spring Island, Oak Bay, Westshore and Pender Island. It is our philosophy to provide our clients with professional service, while at the same time, maintaining a positive work environment for our employees.


What We Offer


- Competitive salary


- Matched RRSP contributions


- Comprehensive medical and dental benefits


- Fitness subsidy


- Career growth opportunities and continuing education programs


- Monthly social committee activities or events


- Costco membership


- Community involvement

 


Who We’re Looking For


Due to SeaFirst's steady operational growth, new and flexible opportunities have become available and we are excited to expand our team!

 

We are looking for a Junior Underwriter to join our personal lines team. Strong and current personal lines experience, as well as strong analytical and critical thinking skills, are what we are expecting from the individual in this role. The incumbent will possess an active level 1 general insurance license. A professional designation such as CAIB or CIP is preferred.

 


SCOPE


  • The Junior Underwriter reports to the Personal Lines  Underwriting Manager and has functional relationships with the insurance advisors, personal lines processors, and claims department within the company, as well as external company underwriters and support staff.  

 


POSITION DUTIES

 

  • Collect background information and assessments of risk. 
  • Analyze statistical data using specialized computer programs, tools and resources.
  • Consistently make sensible underwriting judgements and negotiations. 
  • Assist with relevant components of the underwriting review process (audits).
  • Gather market intelligence to support business development opportunities.
  • Work effectively within a team to achieve efficient operations, business improvements, and profitable underwriting results. 
  • Keep detailed records of policies underwritten and decisions made. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with insurers in domestic and other markets.
  • Review claims on files and make underwriting decisions as needed.
  • Monitor and maintain records in regards to new, renewal and cancelled insurance policies. 
  • Order and review Insurance appraisals.
  • Assist the processing department as needed.
  • Follow applicable insurance laws. 
  • Other duties essential to the position as directed.  

 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


Knowledge


The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas: 


  • Personal Lines Insurance
  • Common Industry Practices
  • Industry Trends
  • Microsoft Office


Skills


The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:


  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Valid BC Drivers licence class 5
  • Effective verbal, presentation, and listening communication skills.
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Computer skills, including the ability to operate all software used at the firm
  • Time management skills
  • Stress management skills


Abilities


The incumbent must demonstrate the following abilities:


  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Respectfulness
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Flexibility

 

 


WORKING CONDITIONS


The incumbent will be based out of one of four SeaFirst offices, but may be expected to travel to any of the other offices in the group in order to provide relief.


SeaFirst Insurance places the health and well-being of its staff and customers as a number one priority. Due to the ongoing uncertainty in relation to the Covid-19 health crisis, many of SeaFirst's employees are working from home and the team members who are on site are spread out throughout the office in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. SeaFirst is following strict distancing, cleaning, and disinfecting protocols to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 


Hours of work will fall into the office’s opening hours, however not earlier than 8:30 am nor later than 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Occasionally, an opportunity may arise to work overtime hours. All overtime hours must be pre-approved by a supervisor or manager. Unauthorized overtime is not permitted and will not be compensated.


 


If you have your Level 1 General Insurance License, connect with us – we want to hear from you!

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
    Underwriting
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level