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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

Underwriting Technical Specialist - Personal Lines

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company was established in 1896, in the small village of Wawanesa Manitoba. The venture began small, but quickly picked up speed as more policies were written. By 1960, The Wawanesa Life Insurance Company was established, and operations expanded to various provinces across Canada. Today, we conduct business all across Canada, California, and Oregon, and offer an assortment of property, auto, commercial, and life products. Our combined assets total more than 5 billion, and our annual premiums exceed 2 billion. As a policyholder owned company we offer great stability, lots of opportunity for growth, and most importantly a work environment that is respectful, challenging and rewarding. We provide our employees with fully competitive compensation packages that include competitive salaries, profit sharing plan, education assistance, and extended health benefits. We are always looking for new talent, and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Job Description

Working under minimal supervision, the Underwriting Technical Specialist – Personal Lines, is a very unique role and assists with both strategic and business as usual initiatives to achieve profitability, competitiveness and efficiency.


Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Executive Office, as a subject matter expert, to assist with (but not limited to):
    • Strategic Initiatives, including technological advancements.
    • Rate and Product Development.
    • Regulatory Changes and Reporting.
    • Company Benchmarks.
    • Customer Engagement.
  • Perform research and analysis of the industry and company data to contribute towards assigned initiatives.
  • Champion the development and implementation of business change.
  • Maintain existing documentation so that it reflects up to date and proper information.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to ensure consistency in the implementation of change.
  • Mentor and develop team members and facilitate sessions for the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
  • Perform risk analysis using technology as well as external data sources for the purposes of quoting, negotiating and authorizing the acceptance of risk.
  • Lead and/or participate in periodic work reviews for quality assurance purposes.
  • Foster positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including other regional offices and networking at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Seven years Property and Casualty industry experience.
  • Post-secondary education or related business experience.
  • Completed a Property and Casualty Industry Designation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to review information carefully and comprehensively.
  • Excellent analytical, and problem solving with the ability to select and implement best solutions.
  • Excellent decision making skills with the ability to provide justification.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Expert communication skills with the ability to present information in a convincing manner.
  • Strong leadership skills to positively influence team members and provide direction.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and monitor progress to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to travel


Grow with us! Wawanesa offers great growth opportunities where you can work towards a professsional insurance designation. Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging, and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company's goals. Our employees enjoy industry-leading total compensation ranging from 5 Personal Days per year, 1 Community Day, most benefits premium-free and start from day #1, training and mentoring opporutnities and signficiant educational reimbursement.  Our future is very bright and we've been in business for over 100 years - Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today's challenging markets.

Contact Information

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Leah Peric
HR Coordinator
604-739-5440 x 420
Posting Date: 14-Sep-2017Insurance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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