Director of Underwriting, Architects & Engineers
Burns & Wilcox
Chicago , IL, US
6d ago


Burns & Wilcox Professional and Executive Liability Center of Excellence has a strategic goal of increasing the Architect & Engineer class of business to become a significant line of business in its product portfolio, and is seeking a high energy and driven producing underwriter / manager with a history of success to lead this growth.

Working directly with the Underwriting Manager, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of an underwriting strategy to grow the A&E underwriting team including, but not limited to, developing distribution channels, marketing to agency base in order to increase production and profitability of business written, underwriting, and managing an A&E underwriting team.


  • Accountable for developing, managing and underwriting a book of A&E business
  • Aid the development of appropriate rates, forms and underwriting criteria
  • Direct development and implementation of new products and programs
  • Manage profit and growth goals of the unit’s business
  • Manage, develop and mentor a team of underwriters and assistants
  • Develop and implement appropriate distribution strategy
  • Ensure service standards are such that quotes are provided within 24 hours
  • Monitor critical areas, such as loss ratio, costs, retention ratio and new business hit ratio, formulating corrective action where necessary
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5-10 years of nationwide A&E underwriting experience; excess & surplus lines market preferred
  • Demonstrated success in product development of profitable products and programs
  • Experience in management of underwriting and marketing staff
  • Ability to interface internally and externally with carriers, brokers, and reinsurers to ensure successful, high-quality outcomes
  • Candidate should be creative, innovative and dynamic with leadership qualities
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and act tactically
  • Strong influencing, negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Apply
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