• Underwriting Manager

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
    Date Posted
    2 weeks ago(2/7/2020 1:54 PM)
    Nautilus Insurance Group
    Primary Location
  • Company Details


    Nautilus Insurance Group is a strong underwriting Company and respected leader in the E&S industry. Our culture promotes creativity, integrity and respect, allowing us to attract and retain quality employees. Nautilus is a subsidiary of the W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company recognized as one of the most respected names in the property casualty insurance industry. Nautilus writes Commercial Excess and Surplus Lines business in all 50 states.

    About W. R. Berkley Corporation

    W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively. 


    Manages the assigned Underwriting territories’ day-to-day operations of the underwriting functions to maximize production and underwriting results and ensures effective management of assigned territory by performing the following duties:

    • Manages their assigned underwriting territory. Responsible for production, profitability and relationships with agents within that territory.  
    • Develops and executes strategic initiatives that support profit, growth, retention and customer service objectives. 
    • Provides leadership, direction and management in the risk selection process beyond the capacity of underwriting staff. 
    • Assesses agency performance and recommends the appointment or cancellation of agents within the territory. 
    • Tracks and assesses impact of large losses including making recommendations to modify underwriting guidelines/profile as needed.
    • Provides assistance in underwriting of difficult, complex accounts and resolves issues beyond the authority level of underwriting staff.
    • Reviews and monitors underwriting policies and submissions to ensure underwriting standards and performance objectives are met. Takes corrective action when issues are discovered. 
    • Allocates underwriting authority for staff, establishing their ability to accept risks, determine pricing and coverages, and place reinsurance.
    • Creates, analyzes and interprets data from various reports. 
    • Plans regular agency contact and visits to agents. 
    • Works with other departments to develop and maintain state specific forms, rules and rates.  
    • Coordinates review of agency operational reviews and conducts the necessary follow up to assure timeliness of responses and monitor progress of opportunities identified. 
    • Represents the department, as requested by the VP/AVP, in internal or external meeting or events
    • Assists with the development, marketing and communication plan for agents in an assigned territory.
    • Assists other departments with customer complaints and develop recommendations as needed.



    • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or ten to fifteen years related commercial P&C insurance underwriting and management experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    • Work experience as a Senior Underwriter or equivalent skill level position required. 
    • Excess and surplus lines background beneficial.


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