San Francisco, CA, US Houston, TX, US Alpharetta, GA, US Kansas City, MO, US Los Angeles, CA, US


Underwriter or Senior Underwriter- Engineering & Construction 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides risk transfer solutions to large and mid-sized corporations around the world. Its innovative, highly customized products and standard insurance covers help to make businesses more resilient, while its industry-leading claims service provides additional peace of mind. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients from over 50 offices worldwide and is backed by the financial strength of the Swiss Re Group.


About the Team:

As a member of the global Engineering and Construction Team you will act as a point of reference in the region and keep track on new technologies and market trends in the construction industry.


You will support the growth of associated lines of business by actively cross-selling the capabilities of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and contribute to the development of solutions that are tailored to our clients' needs.


About the Role:

You will extend our footprint as a lead market in the Engineering and Construction (Builder's Risk) sector and successfully originate a flow of new traditional and non-traditional business.


Your focus will be on underwriting small to middle market construction projects and include monitoring progress of accepted projects through application of appropriate risk management processes when in a lead position.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Working as part of the North American based team in close coordination with the Global E & C team
  • Sourcing business – independently or in coordination with Corporate Solutions CDM team in line with E&C market strategy
  • Underwriting E&C risks in accordance with Swiss Re's process and procedures and E&C business philosophy and appetite
  • Managing post underwriting tasks such as amendments/endorsements, project risk management, claims
  • Coordinating with appropriate staff for operational issues such as carrier requirements, data recording, regulatory compliance


The position location is flexible to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Alpharetta or potential other Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offices.


About You:

  • Bachelor's degree (STEM curricula preferred)
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant insurance experience (Underwriting or Risk Engineering); 7-10 years for Senior Underwriter role.
  • Strong entrepreneurial mind set, and ability to work independently within a team
  • Solid communication skills
  • Very accurate and reliable working attitude
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Strong background in numerical and actuarial analysis
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Understanding of Construction industry and insurance market environment and trends
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Willingness to travel
  • Languages: fluency in English


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: 88762 



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland