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Senior P&C Commercial Lines Underwriter

Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth


Company Information

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees, 27 locations across Canada and approximately 1,500 independent broker partners.

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Job Description

This position will service a substantial portfolio of commercial P&C business requiring a demonstrated underwriting ability and a commitment to customer service excellence. The successful candidate will be involved in the underwriting of large to medium sized commercial accounts.


  • Assess and evaluate risk for new and existing business including complex accounts.
  • Assist more junior underwriters with applying corporate underwriting standards and share knowledge and skills with others in the branch.
  • Analyze reports to determine adequate exposure and loss rating
  • Maintain awareness of market trends, pricing levels and policy form amendments
  • Negotiate renewal terms for the retention of business
  • Utilize loss control and risk management practices in the underwriting process.
  • Respond to inquiries from brokers regarding modification to policy files in a prompt and efficient manner.
  • Work with brokers to develop new business.
  • Develop and maintain excellent broker relationships and management of assigned broker portfolio
  • Provide above average customer service
  • Assist with training seminars
  • Assist with performing self audits in the branch


Required Qualifications, Knowledge, & Skills

  • 8-10 years of commercial P&C or Multi-lines business
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administration skills
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good computer skills; knowledge of Word and the RTM System
  • Ability to meet challenging deadlines and perform effectively under pressure
  • Strong Analytical and problem solving skills

Posting Date: 13-Mar-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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