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Underwriting Assistant - Casualty - Johns Creek, Georgia

W. R. Berkley

W. R. Berkley

Jersey City, NJ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Small Commercial Underwriter

Location Name NC, Charlotte - 3436 Toringdon Way
Date Posted
1 month ago(5/2/2024 5:33 PM)
Berkley SouthEast InsGroup
Primary Location

Company Details

Berkley Southeast Insurance Group (BSIG) is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A+(Superior) by A. M. Best Company. BSIG provides local underwriting, risk services, claim, marketing and audit services for agents and policyholders in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. We take a broad approach to underwriting for ‘best in class’ businesses, primarily in: construction, light manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and business service industries.

This role will be based in our Charlotte, NC office. We offer a hybrid work schedule with 4 days in the office; and 1 days remote where it makes sense to do so.

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. #LI-Hybrid


As a Small Commercial Underwriter, you'll evaluate (selection and pricing) and maintain (control) risk acceptability and profitability within the company’s underwriting guidelines and procedures for commercial risks. Partners with agents to manage a challenging and/or complex book of commercial business or agency relationships. Demonstrates complex decision-making with little or no supervision, recommending quality exceptions where appropriate to maximize profitability and meet business plans. Supports marketing activities to agents and actively participates in the agency management process. Serves as a mentor providing technical support, training, and problem solving for other underwriters. Responsible for working with and protecting confidential and proprietary customer and Company information.

What you can expect:

  • Culture of innovation, teamwork, supportive colleagues and leaders willing to invest in talent
  • Internal mobility opportunities
  • Visibility to senior leaders and partnership with cross functional teams
  • Opportunity to impact change
  • Benefits – competitive compensation, paid time off, comprehensive wellness benefits and programs, employer funded health savings account, profit sharing, 401k, paid parental leave, employee stock purchase plan, tuition assistance and professional continuing education

We'll count on you to:

  • Analyze commercial lines accounts to make decisions based on individual risk characteristics, exposure analysis, hazard recognition and control.
  • Utilize underwriting guidelines to ensure compliance with state regulations.
  • Price business according to Company underwriting and pricing guidelines.

  • Assist less experienced underwriters in the handling of high hazard or more complex accounts. Assist in training and serves as a technical resource to other underwriters as needed.

  • Partner with Territory Managers to:

    • Support marketing activities by developing ongoing relationships with agents to discuss market appetite, quality and profitability of submissions, service standards, and underwriting and/or product changes.

    • Identify issues or patterns and works to resolve or improve them; participates in agency planning and review processes; and may identify sales and marketing opportunities.
    • Take a lead role relative to Key Account review and recommendations.
    • Train and educate agency staff on Company products, services, processes, and underwriting philosophy.
    • Travel with (or without Territory Manager), to assigned agent locations to develop agency partnerships.
  • Communicate with agents on underwriting issues including decisions on cancellations, declinations, exposure concerns, and survey results.

  • Attend industry workshops/meetings each year.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years commercial lines underwriting experience, including but not limited to CGL, Property, Packages, BOP, Auto, Crime, IM, Umbrella and/or WC.
  • CPCU Designation or other equivalent coursework preferred.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively prioritize.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial lines products and contract knowledge including regulatory and policy differences among applicable states.
  • Demonstrated depth in negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work with multi-faceted systems.
  • Ability to effectively and independently manage complex workload while exhibiting very sound judgment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with agents and other departments and must also exemplify superior teamwork.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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