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Chicago, IL, US Los Angeles, CA, US Alpharetta, GA, US San Francisco, CA, US Houston, TX, US New York, NY, US Kansas City, MO, US

Expert Underwriter Engineering & Construction

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions 


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



About The Team:

Supporting the North American Engineering & Construction team, you will join a team of experienced underwriters, focused on profit-oriented underwriting for large and middle-market construction projects.


About The Role:

In this role, you are accountable for delivering underwriting expertise and technical leadership for the Engineering & Construction Line of Business within North America.


As the Expert Underwriter, you will work in close collaboration with all underwriters in the region as well as the products centre. You will be close to the decision makers and report to the Head of Construction North America.


Working hand in hand with the client facing NA Underwriting teams, you will provide underwriting expertise, ensure high quality underwriting activities in the region, along with portfolio steering, product development & management.


You will contribute towards the development & implementation of the Engineering and Construction Underwriting strategy for the NA region to meet our profitable growth targets.


  • As a key expert you will contribute to analyse the (sub) portfolio and develop industry specific underwriting standards accordingly, best practices, risk appetite, including business filters

  • As a member of the global Engineering and Construction community, you will act as a point of reference on technical issues in North America and keep track on construction market development.

  • You will contribute to monitoring, steering, reporting and portfolio management together with the North America Head of construction.

  • You will make the underwriting decisions within respective underwriting authority level, and manage the escalation of cases exceeding their authority

  • You will be the consultative resource for referrals, coaching, sounding, and 4-eyes

  • You will mentor, develop, train underwriters, promote and share knowledge openly

  • You will represent E&C Products in meetings with internal stakeholders, clients, and brokers as appropriate

  • Foster innovation and creativity based on strong market knowledge


The work location is flexible to many of our Corporate Solutions offices across the United States.


About You:

  • University degree in Science / Engineering with minimum 5+ years of relevant work experience. 

  • Excellent understanding of the US Builders' Risk insurance market with an established network of Engineering and Construction brokers

  • Flexible to work in both a collaborative team environment as well as independently

  • Strong entrepreneurial mindset, drive innovation in products and processes; focus on execution

  • A can- do attitude / creative approach and feel comfortable working in an area that is fluid and dynamic

  • Embraces new ideas / approaches and contributes to an environment that supports innovation

  • Strong ability to work cross functionally, cross-culturally, coordinate & align interests: Client facing UW units, Risk Engineering, other Products functions, Claims, Actuarial, Client Managers/ Sales, Organizational Effectiveness, Contracts and Wording etc.

  • Ability to see the big picture and understand the important details quickly

  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven

  • Availability for travel in USA

  • Fluency in English



For New York City and California, the estimated base salary range for this position is $120,000 to $213,000.  The specific salary offered for this or any given role will take into account a number of factors including but not limited to job location, scope of role, qualifications, complexity/specialization/scarcity of talent, experience, education, and employer budget.  At Swiss Re, we take a "total compensation approach" when making compensation decisions. This means that we consider all components of compensation in their totality (such as base pay, short-and long-term incentives, and benefits offered), in setting individual compensation.


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.  SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in the United States and Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices. 


Reference Code: 111887 



Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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