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Senior Environmental Underwriter

Senior Environmental Underwriter

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Full Time
Travel Percentage 
Up to 20%

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Be Here. Be Great.  Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work.  We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


The Environmental Division of the Great American Insurance Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of environmental insurance products to a broad array of industries.  All products can be customized to address the specific risks and exposures of the client. 


The primary responsibility for this position is production underwriting for all environmental lines of business within the Great American Environmental Division. The Division is entrepreneurial, very collaborative, and bottom line results oriented; therefore, successful candidates will share these characteristics.


The individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with target retail and wholesale brokers to build a solid flow of business opportunities on a sustainable basis. The underwriting candidates should possess a strong technical underwriting skill set and have the ability to work in a team environment. The open atmosphere is highly conducive for learning and information sharing. Teamwork, a willingness to learn, and integrity are stressed as critical to success.


Our flat, open organizational structure affords unique opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of the business which serves as an asset for career advancement and also enhances organizational success.


The underwriting candidate has responsibility for risk selection/rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per divisional objectives.

  • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
  • Maintains a high level of customer service.
  • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and decides what terms to offer.
  • Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions.
  • Orders and screens miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as environmental reports, loss history reports, financial statements, outside inspections, loss control, etc.

 The successful candidate will develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers/ coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.

  • Interprets, explains and markets products and services.
  • Develops relationships with agents and brokers.
  • Applies underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of environmental underwriting experience. 
  • Prior environmental consulting experience preferred.  
  • Must be able to work independently and be familiar with underwriting concepts, practices and procedures. 

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