Senior Underwriter - Casualty

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 London, UK ⚠️

Primary Details

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

Senior Underwriter  - Casualty, Major Clients

(London/Home)

QBE are hiring for a Senior Underwriter to join our well-established and experienced UK Casualty team who focus on our major clients business. With a breadth of appetite, including multinational, in this role you will partner closely with broker and clients to underwrite across our growing portfolio in this market-facing role. We are underwriting led, empowering our underwriters to work autonomously – we are keen to speak with casualty professionals looking to make their next move!

Your role:

  • Perform complex underwriting activities in accordance with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met
  • Support the development of the annual business plan for the portfolio and ensure delivery of the plan
  • Contribute and participate in all 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
  • 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 where relevant, to ensure accuracy and good practice
  • Apply any reinsurance requirements to minimize risk and to deliver business plan objectives
  • Act as a technical expert to support the identification of issues and opportunities within area of expertise
  • Establish and strengthen strong relationships with stakeholders including customers, brokers, business partners and colleagues, to maximize influence and achieve business objective
  • Contribute and influence in the review and analysis of the portfolio to identify progress toward business objectives
  • Contribute to the aggregate management and peer review processes to encourage and develop excellence
  • Motivate and develop the team by demonstrating good leadership behaviors and management best practice so as to support the achievement of business goal

About you:

  • Experience working within Casualty market on major client and/or equivalent business
  • Solid understanding of wordings, relevant regulations and market trends
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships and trust internally and externally.
  • Ability to analyse and use data for decision making with excellent negotiation skills

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

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. 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.

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’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.

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

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.

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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.

QBE Insurance Groupqbe.com

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
    490
  • finance
    488
  • engineering
    355
  • support
    278
  • information technology
    230
  • operations
    210
  • consulting
    170
  • human resources
    153
  • accounting
    97
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Underwriting
  • Regulations knowledge
  • Data analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication

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