• Environmental Underwriter

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/25/2019 11:10 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Travel Percentage
    Up to 20%
  • Overview

    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/ or have the ability to work with a mentor in a team environment to develop the required underwriting skills and approach to the business. The open atmosphere is highly conducive for learning and information sharing. Teamwork, a willingness to learn, and integrity are stressed as critical to success.


    Positions are designed to evolve with the individual; responsibilities and accountability will grow as the individual progresses. 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.


    Upon successful completion of training, 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 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 through telephone interactions.
    • 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 and 2-3 years of environmental consulting or underwriting experience. 
    • Must be able to work independently and be familiar with basic underwriting concepts, practices and procedures.
    • This position requires occasional travel.


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