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Underwriting Technical Specialist - Personal Lines

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home, work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 
 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

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

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform research and analysis of the industry and company data to contribute towards assigned initiatives.
  • Participate in various national initiatives for consistency and alignment.
  • Work in collaboration with Underwriting Excellence to ensure adherence to policies, procedures and underwriting guidelines including participation in work reviews.
  • Champion the development and implementation of business change.
  • Maintain existing documentation so that it reflects up to date and proper information.
  • Provide technical underwriting assistance and training to regional underwriting teams to ensure consistency in the implementation of change.
  • Review, investigate and provide communication for Ombudsman inquiries and complaints 
  • Mentor and develop team members and facilitate sessions for the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
  • Liaise with Executive Office as a subject matter expert to assist with strategic initiatives. 
  • 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.
  • Participate in Large Loss Reviews, providing feedback and recommendations on underwriting decisions
  • Foster positive working relationships with internal and external parties, including other regional offices and networking at industry events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 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.
     

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 full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 


Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence, jobs@wawanesa.com.


If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.