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Senior Underwriter - Property

QBE Insurance London, United Kingdom
Posted 2 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
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Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

Senior Underwriter - Property

London/Hybrid

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Senior Property Underwriter to join our London Major Risk team. The team is responsible for writing London Market Retail Property business, across company and where necessary Syndicate paper. We have an Open Market book consisting of a mixture of UK and European domiciled clients with a global footprint and some UK/European binder business.

Our appetite spans a broad range of industries with a focus on primary lead/follow multinational, though we also write shared and layered deals on both a proportional and non-proportional basis.

With hybrid working and excellent benefits you will be working alongside colleagues in a supportive and inclusive environment and we are keen to speak with underwriting professionals looking to make their next move!

Your role:
  • Underwrite insurance risks in alignment with the Business Plan and personal authority to achieve business objectives
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including customers, brokers, and colleagues, to maximize influence and support business goals
  • Develop strategic relationships in line with the Business Plan to facilitate the achievement of objectives
  • Ensure compliance with insurance strategy to mitigate risk and achieve business plan targets
  • Participate actively in shaping and developing strategy, knowledge, and best practices within the team.
  • Promote the department, division, and company brand positively to leverage brand equity effectively
  • Ensure adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements to meet obligations
  • Maintain underwriting standards, instructions, and best practices to minimise risk and enhance efficiency
  • Stay updated on market dynamics and demonstrate market cycle awareness to operate effectively
  • Motivate and develop the team by demonstrating good leadership behaviours and management best practice so as to support the achievement of business goals
About you:
  • Proven experience in the property insurance market, demonstrating a strong understanding of industry dynamics
  • Commercial acumen to grasp key profit drivers and maximize long-term wealth for shareholders
  • Intermediate proficiency in relevant software, including Excel and other departmental tools
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiating skills with an innovative approach to underwriting and program design
Why QBE? At My Best

At QBE, we want our people to feel rewarded and inspired to perform at their best, that's why we have created At My Best". It's our connection, our way of showing we have your back. We understand that one size doesn't fit all and that priorities can change depending on your life stage. That is why our blend of wellbeing initiatives and benefits offer flexibility to suit what matters most to you. It's in the culture of our business, our QBE DNA, to support our people. Everything we do is underpinned by our QBE DNA - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. In addition to this, we also offer flexible parental leave for both parents and have several employee network groups that support and empower our diverse workforce.

At QBE, we view our people as our most precious asset. We understand the importance of fostering a work environment that is responsive to the changing needs of today's workforce. QBE aims to build a workplace that is fair and inclusive because we want to attract and retain the best people to do the job, we have adopted flexible working across the company and welcome this conversation (https://qbeeurope.com/careers/flex-qbe/).

Some of the award's QBE are proud to have won, been a finalist for, and shortlisted for include;

5-star Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) awards, 2023 Winner - Insurance Business Canada

Employer of the Year 2022 Winner - Insurance Insider

British Claims Awards 2022 Winner - InsurTech Award

Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards 2022 Winner - Claims Product Solution of the Year

Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 Finalist for: Best COVID-19 Response

Insurance Post British Insurance Awards 2022 Shortlisted for: Best Customer Care, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022, Specialist Insurer of the Year (for Construction), General Insurer of the Year

We are proud to have partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and Working Families, and our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, the UN Women's Empowerment Principles and Race at Work charter helps keep us accountable and transparent

Inclusion of Diversity

We are striving to create a workplace culture where all our people feel included, and we are committed to building a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we operate in.

We know that diversity of thought, background and experience enables better decision making, improves the quality of our delivery and helps us to meet the needs of our customers.

ESG & Sustainability

At QBE, we believe that integrating sustainability into our business helps us deliver on our purpose of enabling a more resilient future. Our three key focus areas include fostering an orderly and inclusive transition to a net-zero economy, enabling a sustainable and resilient workforce and partnering for growth through innovative, sustainable and impactful solutions. For further information regarding QBE's sustainability targets, including our net-zero pledges and inclusion of diversity targets, and our award-winning impact investment initiative 'Premiums4Good', please visit our Sustainability homepage and read our latest Sustainability Report ( Link ).

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future - helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 11,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment - what if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

To find out more about why you should work for QBE, visit our careers website.

What next?

If you have a passion to contribute to QBE's vision of enabling a more resilient future for our customers and the community, we encourage you to apply! Simply click the apply" button to submit your CV and other relevant documents, and a member of our friendly Talent Acquisition team will be in contact to discuss your interest further if you meet the requirements of the role.

Please make the Talent Acquisition aware should there be any reasonable adjustments that may need to be made for the interview and the remainder of the recruitment process.

APPLY NOW and let's make it happen!

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Job ID  321928
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