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Totten Insurance Group

Commercial Property and Specialty Lines Underwriter

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver (Granville Street)P482_2017022-1501656

Job Description

Position Overview:    


Totten Insurance Group is an insurance wholesaler or intermediary specializing in providing solutions and niche products. We deal with a large number of companies, both domestically and internationally, which are all licensed in Canada.

Totten Insurance Group has an immediate opening for a Commercial Property and Specialty Lines Underwriter located in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Benefits in being in this position are: dynamic work environment with an emphasis on providing industry leading service; exposure to technical and innovative commercial insurance products;  freedom in taking insurance courses to further yourself in your knowledge of insurance;  business development opportunities including visits to insurance brokerages, industry events, conventions and the opportunity to find new and creative ways to increase new business pipeline; and working in an open-office concept that fosters a collaborative and fun work environment. 




  • Underwriting, new business and renewals according to underwriting guidelines, authority limits and company standards.

  • Thorough knowledge of policy wordings and limitations.

  • Responding to broker requests and inquiries on a timely basis.

  • Managing relationships with brokers in BC and AB, including acting as the dedicated resource.

  • Developing new relationships with brokers in BC and AB;

  • Supporting business development and promotional activities in targeted areas (including attending local industry functions);

  • Search for solutions to complex problems. Act as a guide to others and assist with resolving problems and making decisions.

  • Working effectively within team dynamic.

  • Maintain knowledge of company and industry Underwriting policies, procedures and standards.

  • Other related duties as may be required 


Qualifications and Experience: 


  • 4 to 8 years Commercial Property Underwriting experience

  • Previous MGA experience desired

  • Post-Secondary Education or equivalent education and experience

  • Experience on TAM or equivalent system an asset

  • CIP and/or CAIB an asset

  • Track record of successful new business production/sales

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with peers, clients, and industry personnel

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel and Outlook 


Required Skills:

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in risk selection

  • Strong decision making skills and ability to bring creativity to underwriting risks

  • A drive and aptitude for business development and closing on new business opportunities.

  • A strong work ethic, good organizational skills and the ability to work within a team environment.

  • Professional, positive and courteous in all interactions with customers and co-workers.

  • Strong attention to detail, time management and analytical skills.

  • Drive for excellence in customer service and sales. 

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills required.

  • Aptitude to understanding insurance concepts, learning new coverages, and applying this knowledge to the sales process.  


Totten Insurance Group is Canada’s leading national MGA provider of niche products and innovative solutions. Totten Group is committed to servicing brokers across the country and is comprised of six divisions: Personal Lines; Commercial Property; Commercial Casualty; Hospitality; Construction and Professional Liability. With offices across Canada, Totten Group’s corporate office resides in Toronto ON, and has other locations in Oakville ON, Dartmouth NS, Winnipeg MB, Montreal QC, and Vancouver BC. Learn more at

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Posting Date: 09-Mar-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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