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Underwriter - Residential Construction

Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group

Marketing & Communications
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group's member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty and property and casualty operations, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

At Great American, we value diversity and recognize the benefits gained when people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences work collaboratively to achieve business results. We are intentionally focused on fostering an inclusive culture and know valuing diversity is an essential leadership quality. Our goal is to create a workplace where all employees feel included, empowered and enabled to perform at their best.

The Property and Inland Marine Division (P&IM) writes policies in all 50 states and has more than 2,000 independent agents offering our coverages. Our broad range of products include Property, Builders' Risk, Contractor’s Equipment, Excess Property, Cargo and all other Inland Marine classes.

The P&IM Division is currently searching for an Underwriter for our Residential Construction department, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Residential Construction department primarily writes Builder’s Risk accounts through agents and wholesale brokers throughout the United States and Canada. The ideal candidate will excel at developing strong relationships with internal and external customers, have proficient underwriting skills, and the ability to manage their workload independently.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Participates in / performs activities related to risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per divisional objectives.
  • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business growth. Maintains a high level of customer service.
  • Learn to analyze coverage and limit requests to determine terms to be offer. Prices business in accordance with company guidelines. Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions. Orders and screens miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as loss history reports, credit checks, outside inspections, loss control, etc.
  • Learns to develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers/coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
  • Learns to apply underwriting rules and guidelines and insurance laws and regulations
  • Successfully completes all coursework / education as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Generally, 1-3+ years of experience in the insurance industry.
  • Must be self-motivated, display adaptability, have attention to detail and strong planning and organizing skills.
  • Must have strong analytical, decision making, and problem resolution skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Business Unit:

Property Inland Marine


We offer competitive healthcare, retirement, and paid time off benefits for full-time and part-time benefit eligible employees.