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Wawanesa Insurance

Personal Lines Underwriter



Company Information

Based in Edmonton or Calgary, come join the Alberta personal lines underwriting team on their evolutionary journey. While Wawanesa Insurance is a 120 year old brand, we are not resting on our past success, rather we have a vision and plans for our future. We are the 2nd largest insurer by revenue in Alberta and the 8th largest in Canada with a goal to move into the top 5 within the next several years. We will get there with your help in innovating the customer underwriting experience through industry-leading technologies and processes. If you're up for a challenge, and excited about the opportunity to be a part of our journey, you'll love this role. 

Our highly differentiating benefits are premium free with eligibility on your first day, flexibility within your job and your day and transparency in management communications.

With over 120 years of experience as a national insurance provider with combined assets of more than 7 billion, we can give you a stable work environment in which you can flourish in your career.

We welcome you to join our established, profitable, national organization and become part of our family.

Job Description

Position Description

The Underwriter is responsible for underwriting and processing files with a moderate to large premium volume involving property/casualty, or personal policies. You will ensure that all files are handled promptly and efficiently through utilizing your strong communication and analytical skills. You will maintain a high level of customer service through daily interaction both internally and externally, while contributing to the development of superior relationships with our brokers.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Apply standard rates, calculate premiums, and underwrite new business, renewals, endorsements, and cancellations. 

  • Assess and evaluate more complex risks and apply effective pricing and underwriting standards.

  • Liaison with brokers to verify information, explain and interpret coverage.

  • Develop superior relationships with agents/brokers.

  • Underwrites manually rated policies.

  • Analyze broker portfolio's and provide input/recommendations.


  • Strong customer service, inter-personal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proven negotiation, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Excellent computer literacy and keyboarding skills.

  • CIP courses preferred.

    Wawanesa provides its employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan). The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

    Join a Canadian success story!

    If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, please apply online at today!

Contact Information

Wawanesa Insurance
Leah House
Posting Date: 03-May-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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