Commercial Lines Underwriter (Property and Casualty) (Ottawa)


Job title: Commercial Lines Underwriter (Property and Casualty) (Ottawa)

Company: Aviva

Job description: Aviva Canada Inc. has an excellent opportunity in our Small Medium and Enterprise (SME) commercial insurance business unit. Our Commercial Insurance Branch located in Ottawa, Ontario, has an opportunity for an Intermediate Commercial Lines Underwriter (Property and Casualty).

You will service a portfolio of core commercial insurance business requiring a proven underwriting ability and a dedication to customer service perfection. You will be involved in the underwriting of small to mid-sized commercial property and casualty accounts, with premiums up to $24,000, as well an opportunity to showcase your commercial underwriting knowledge. We are interested in speaking with insightful business minded underwriters. You will champion excellent relationships through daily management of an assigned broker portfolio.

This role will start off as work from home, gradually you will be required to work in the Ottawa, Ontario office location.


Are you passionate about the successful evaluation, selection, negotiation of business?

  • You will work with brokers to negotiate pricing for new business opportunities and retention policies in order to insure a profitable book of business within an established underwriting authority

Do you love to build and maintain awareness?

  • You will educate on market trends, pricing levels, and policy offerings in the region you service.

How do you respond to inquiries?

  • We keep engaged with our partners to drive the end customer experience and a meaningful partnership within the portfolio

Do you take calculated risks?

  • You will have the opportunity to utilize loss control and risk management practices is part of our standard methodology within the underwriting process, and you’ll be passionate about standard methodology.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Work reciprocally with other members of the office
  • 5 plus years’ experience in commercial insurance underwriting, support of commercial lines underwriting, ideally with Property and Casualty knowledge.
  • Validated sales acumen, marketing, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team while meeting meaningful deadlines
  • Strong organization and administration skills
  • CIP designation or a willingness to complete the designation in a short time frame

Additional Information:

Aviva Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during all phases of the hiring process including the application process. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. If you are selected for an interview and require an accommodation, you are encouraged to advise the Talent Acquisition Partner who will consult with you to determine an appropriate accommodation.

Expected salary:

Location: Ottawa, ON

Job date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 06:34:55 GMT

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