• Senior Underwriting Advisor

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
    Date Posted
    23 hours ago(12/5/2019 5:30 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.



    Independently contributes to growth and profitability serving as an underwriting subject matter expert and advisor to underwriters at all levels of learning and experience.  Has highest level of underwriting authority.  Works closely and mentors/coaches underwriters with their reviews and evaluations of complex new and renewal business, as needed, in accordance with established underwriting guidelines and assigned authority levels.  Exhibits advanced knowledge of how to manage agents effectively.  Presents, supports, and markets Company products, technology and services both internally and externally.  Identifies and recommends training needs for underwriters.  Provides appropriate feedback to Management regarding growth and development of underwriters.  Inspires and energizes others by providing leadership guidance. 



    • Responsible for determining risk acceptability, pricing, coverage, terms and conditions with defined limits/authority and underwriting guidelines.
    • Provides Assistance in underwriting of difficult complex accounts, including approving referrals that exceed the authority of others.
    • Assists with quoting new and renewal business in order for Region to maintain their service standards (as needed).
    • Supports the region by serving as a “floating underwriter” (to cover underwriters out on travel, PTO, etc.) as well as maintain service standards in this role.


    • Demonstrates complex decision making with minimal to no supervision, recommending exceptions where appropriate to maximize profitability and meet business goals.
    • Actively participates conducting internal audits on underwriting staff and coordinates review of Book Management Assessments (BMAs) on our agent’s books of business.


    • Proficient at communicating (written/verbal) information to both internal and external customers ensuring our standards of excellence are maintained.
    • Ability to work well with others to achieve shared goals while demonstrating diplomacy and flexibility.


    • Mentors, coaches and serves as a technical subject matter expert or resource to other underwriters on an ongoing basis.
    • Actively engaged in participating in underwriting huddles, region meetings and claims round tables.


    • Ability to perform all Senior Underwriter duties as needed.
    • Proficient at recommending changes to policy verbiage when standard text is not appropriate via manuscript endorsement.
    • Participate or leads in the research of new agency programs, underwriting procedures and special projects/committees.
    • Attends classes internally and externally to help build upon existing expertise and stay on top of emerging issues and/or industry trends.



    A minimum of three years experience as a Senior Underwriter

    Additional experience sought:  N/A

    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    Excess and Surplus lines background preferred.



    AIS, ASLI and AU designations or completion of other insurance related classes is a plus.


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