Engineering Underwriter

31 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering Underwriter


Job ID: R-57711
Full time

The North East Construction, Power and Engineering team are looking to fill a Construction, Power and Engineering Underwriting role, operating from the most appropriate location to meet business needs in line with customer demand (i.e. branch, home or broker location). This role is a Grade B level role and reports directly to the Specialist Lines Underwriting Manager.

The Team

The regional Construction, Power and Engineering team are responsible for underwriting and client servicing of a multimillion pound Construction, Power and Engineering portfolio. The teams currently operate out of multiple trading locations across the UK and business is predominantly transacted via Insurance Brokers.

The Person

As a Construction, Power and Engineering Underwriter with Aviva, you?ll provide a first class service to our customers/brokers. You?ll drive new business and professional relationships, directly contributing to the underwriting profit and loss, trading and service delivery goals. Acting as an ambassador for Aviva in the industry you?ll promote and grow business at industry and external professional level. Although our preference is for someone with a Construction, Power and Engineering Insurance background, we are happy to consider ambitious, motivated and talented underwriters from other insurance and trading backgrounds.

Duties & Responsibilities
?Provide quotations for renewals, new business and alterations whilst operating within agreed guidelines and authority levels.
?Build strong relationships with internal and external customers and brokers to deliver the underwriting strategy.
?Actively increase your level of technical knowledge through achievement of Personal Development Plans.
?Contribute to improving the efficiency within the team through Systems Thinking methodology and by utilising our digital trading platforms wherever possible.
?Support more senior members of the team in their underwriting and client servicing administration.

Skills & Experience required
?A background/knowledge of Construction, Power and Engineering Insurance.
?Experience of applying underwriting knowledge to effectively improve processes/procedures.
?Experience of being responsible for own underwriting caseload within a regulatory environment, following due process and within set authority limits.
?Ability to analyse complex information and draw out the relevant facts.
?Strong attention to detail.
?Excellent business development/customer engagement skills in order to influence key contacts in the marketplace.
?Familiarity with the relevant departmental and Aviva-wide policies, procedures and guidelines
?Working knowledge of a range of standard computer software, e.g. Microsoft Office, email and ability to utilise same to enhance services.

To learn and undertake all duties appropriately and as instructed, our training programme will help you to make an immediate impact on our business, helping you to build your business knowledge, develop professional skills and grow effective relationships with clients and colleagues.

You will be assessed against the Aviva core values Care More, Kill Complexity, Never Rest, Create Legacy.

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we?ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva?s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

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