Chicago, IL, US Houston, TX, US New York, NY, US Alpharetta, GA, US

Local Office International Engineering & Construction Underwriter

About the Team:

For the role you will work with a team of experienced International underwriters located in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) and you will be our linking pin with the US team to coordinate the EMEA business. 


Our team is focused on building relationships with key partners in the large corporate and middle-market risk segments. You will be part of a small but dynamic and collaborative team of experienced underwriters in the US, focused on profit-oriented underwriting of Construction, Engineering and Renewable Energy risks (operational and construction risks)


The work location is flexible to many of our Corporate Solutions offices across the United States. Our company has a hybrid work model where the expectation is that you will be in the office two to three days per week on average. 


About the Role:

We're looking for a highly motivated and result oriented reverse flow Underwriter to support the EMEA team with the international programs placed in the US and Canada. You will be part of the North American Engineering and Construction team in the USA. For this Role you will have a dual reporting line; a strong reporting line to the Head of Engineering & Construction and Renewable Energy EMEA and a direct report line to the Head Engineering & Construction and Renewable Energy North America.


The Reverse-Flow Underwriter will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating renewal and new, local accounts as part of a global program in accordance with established underwriting guidelines. The candidate will work on US admitted and non-admitted accounts of all sizes placed out of EMEA. Lines of business include Construction, Engineering and Operational Renewable Energy. The candidate will work closely with the US Construction and Engineering team as well with the overseas EMEA Construction & Engineering underwriters to coordinate terms and conditions as part of a global controlled master program. The candidate will provide account management services that will integrate the US & Canada coverage into a worldwide controlled master insurance program. The candidate must be able to work effectively and collaborate with a team of underwriters, and other disciplines e.g. underwriting associates, Legal, Tax dept., operations, claims etc.. The underwriter will be responsible for building relationships with US brokers and international underwriters. The position may require periodic travel.


About You:

The above position requires a strong service orientation to facilitate positive relationships with brokers as well as our international colleagues. The potential candidate should have knowledge of commercial underwriting and insurance industry practices. He/she should also demonstrate technical expertise in Construction and Operational Risks. In addition, the individual should possess the following skills/qualities:

  • At least 2 years underwriting US property or construction risks
  • Experience in International Program underwriting
  • Ability to adapt to changing business environment
  • Full command of English Language
  • Demonstrate ability to think creatively
  • Proven time and desk management skills
  • Strong (verbal and written) communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, while demonstrating strong collaboration skills in a team environment
  • Solid organizational and analytical skills
  • Is motivated to be the linking pin between US and EMEA

  • Experience or knowledge of European insurance market will be highly valued.



For New York City, the estimated base salary range for this position is $120,000 to $192,000. 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.


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 and their passion for sustainability.

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.


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Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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