Middle Market Underwriter

Location Name PA, Sewickley
Date Posted
4 months ago(10/1/2021 5:41 PM)
Berkley Mid-Atlantic Grp
Primary Location

Company Details



The Middle Market Underwriter builds dynamic relationships with independent agencies, maintains a strong distribution channel, achieves written premium growth and maximizes renewal retention.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Strengthens relationships and educates agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth.
  • Achieves new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives
  • Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluates new and renewal information to determines risk acceptability terms/conditions to be quoted, and priced.
  • Utilizes various underwriting tools to: determine acceptable risk characteristics; determine accurate exposure classifications; set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value and rate and quote business to agents
  • Orders and reviews inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and take action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics.
  • Determines if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factors reinsurance cost in gross pricing, completes cession procedures; documents file and follows established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting.


  • BA/BS degree preferred
  • 4+ years of experience working as an Underwriter in Commercial Property & Casualty
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening for solutions.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and present in a way that influences others.,
  • An ability to think analytically about business problems, make recommendations and propose solutions.
  • High energy self-starter, who is resilient and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to sell and influence others.
  • Goal-oriented achiever who delivers results.
  • Basic knowledge of computer program in a windows environment, including Word, Excel and Email is mandatory.
  • Prior experience working with on-line underwriting tools is preferred (e.g. Silver Plume, and Reference Connect).
  • Advanced professional insurance coursework (i.e. CPCU or AU) or completion of other insurance related classes is preferred.

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Additional Requirements

COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.


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