Senior Underwriter

QBE Insurance Group

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Parramatta, Australia ⚠️

Primary Details

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

Location: Parramatta, NSW

Type: Permanent, full time

The opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Underwriter to join the Elders General Insurance team. Your role will be to achieve sustainable profit and growth for Elders through the provision of specialist advice, direction and technical support, and the delivery of excellent levels of customer service to all Insurance Agents within your assigned portfolio. You’ll also underwrite business in accordance with business plans within set underwriting guidelines, service standards and individual earned underwriting authority.

We are looking for commercially astute individuals who are passionate, customer focused and able to develop strong business relationships both internally and with our Agency network. You will also bring your initiative, resilience and thrive in to a fast-paced changing environment.

Your new role

A day in the role may look a bit like this;

  • Underwrite new business and renewals providing quotes in a timely and professional manner
  • Participate in meetings, as required, to support the development of strategy, share knowledge and best practice
  • Monitor and review underwriting standards procedures and checklists
  • Ensure all documentation is accurate and complies with organizational guidelines and legislative requirements
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all customers, intermediaries and internal stakeholders
  • Evaluate risk for new business in accordance with standards, to ensure profitable growth
  • Maintain strong knowledge of current legislation, best practice, underwriting acceptance levels, systems and organisational guidelines
  • Coach/mentor Underwriters and Assistant Underwriters, on either a formal or informal basis

About you

To be successful in this role you will ideally have the following skills and attributes;

  • Commercial background will be an advantage
  • Flexibility to work across a changing portfolio
  • Strong/established customer/broker relationships
  • Broad understanding of class specific underwriting and reinsurance knowledge
  • Proven knowledge of relevant market conditions for specific class/portfolio
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 13,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen!


We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:

  • ‘Hybrid Working’ – a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance. Happy to talk flexible working!
  • Our ‘Thriving at our Best’ wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice
  • 18 weeks’ gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Additional leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners

Rewards & Recognition

We value our employee’s experience with us and are proud to have been recognised for the following awards:

  • 2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
  • Platinum employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion
  • Ranked 3rd in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers (medium programs) 2024 as voted by graduates
  • Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
  • Family Friendly Accredited employer since 2021
  • Winner Most Inclusive Workplace at the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) Awards 2023
  • Winner Organisational Development category at the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) Awards 2022

Apply now!

APPLY NOW and let’s make it happen!

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with accessibility requirements and adjustments, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our employee networks at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]

Application Close Date: 17/07/2024 11:59 PM

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.

QBE Insurance

Global insurance leader with operations in 28 countries.

Working Week

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer a hybrid remote working model.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 14k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • engineering
  • support
  • information technology
  • operations
  • consulting
  • human resources
  • accounting
  • +10 more teams

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