Houston, TX, US New York, NY, US

Underwriter or Senior Underwriter- Engineering & Construction

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:

We're looking for a highly motivated and result oriented Underwriter or Senior Underwriter to join North American Engineering and Construction team in the USA and:

  • Support the team to profitably develop the US E&C portfolio, meeting the financial goals, maintain and expand Swiss Re Corporate Solutions footprint in the market.
  • Underwrite construction risks in accordance with Swiss Re's process, procedures, business philosophy and appetite, for nationwide large and midsize construction projects for a wide range of occupancies: power, renewable energy, manufacturing, infrastructure, building and heavy civil works sectors...
  • Actively identify client needs and growth potential and develop tailor-made solutions in partnership with clients / brokers
  • Play an active role in the Swiss Re Global Engineering community in terms of knowledge sharing, training, special projects and / or research topics.
  • Properly maintain underwriting documentation, ensure high data quality in underwriting system and follow-up post bound activities such as endorsement, premium payment, claim data, filing
  • Support the growth of associated lines of business by actively cross-selling the capabilities of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and work in cooperation with colleagues within Swiss Re when and where required


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

About You:

  • University degree in Science / Engineering with…
    • 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience for Senior Underwriter level
    • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience for Underwriter level; Access to coaching , mentoring and the worldwide Engineering and Construction network
  • Excellent understanding of the US insurance market with an established network of Engineering and Construction brokers
  • Flexible to work in both a collaborative team environment as well as independently
  • A can- do attitude / creative approach and feel comfortable working in an area that is fluid and dynamic
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Availability for travel in USA
  • Fluency in English


For New York City, the estimated base salary range for the Underwriter level is $120,000 to $192,000 and the Senior Underwriter level is $160,000 to $252,000. 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.


Reference Code: 128432 



Nearest Major Market: Houston

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