Senior Underwriter

Location Name NJ, Morristown
Date Posted
1 month ago(2/22/2023 4:04 PM)
Berkley Public Entity
Primary Location
NJ, Ewing - 200 Princeton S - Suite 280

Company Details



Berkley Public Entity (BPE) was founded in 2012 as a member company of W.R. Berkley Corporation.  BPE is a growing, dynamic company with the vision of being the preeminent carrier in our marketplace.  As our name implies, BPE is 100% focused on providing innovative insurance and reinsurance solutions to public entities. #excessandsurplus  #E&S


The company is an equal opportunity employer.  #LI-Remote


This position can be either fully remote (for the right skill set) or based in our Ewing or Morristown, NJ offices which offers a hybrid work schedule with 3 days in the office; and 2 days remote where it makes sense to do so.




At BPE, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. As a Senior Underwriter, you will be an integral part of a close-knit team  working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Our flat organizational structure means that you'll have direct access to cross-functional leaders, giving you the opportunity to make a real impact on the business.  


You'll have the opportunity to work on unique and hard-to-place risks, developing tailored coverage solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients. You'll also have the satisfaction of working for a company that values integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to excellence.  We offer ongoing professional development as well as opportunities for career growth and advancement. We believe in investing in our employees and providing them with the tools they need to succeed.


We'll trust you to manage existing broker and client relationships and developing new broker and client relationships. Your main goal will be to generate premium by analyzing risk, exposure, loss, and coverage information for group and individual risk accounts.  You'll work closely with the the Actuarial, Claims, and Underwriting teams to understand and achieve profitability targets. 


What you can expect:

  • Internal mobility and advancement opportunities
  • Visibility and direct access to senior leaders and partnership with cross functional teams
  • Culture of innovation, teamwork, supportive colleagues and leaders willing to invest in talent
  • Opportunity to lead change
  • Benefits – competitive salary, paid time off, comprehensive wellness benefits and programs, employer funded health savings account, profit sharing, 401k, paid parental leave, employee stock purchase plan, tuition assistance and professional continuing education

We'll count on you to:  

  • Analyze risk, exposure, loss, and coverage information for group and individual risk accounts to structure and price programs that are financially efficient for the insured and profitable for the company
  • Identify and utilize data-driven analyses to drive marketing efforts relative to customer acquisition and retention
  • Establish and maintain broker relationships though superior levels of service and direct broker engagement
  • Attend industry client centric events
  • Assist with the development of new products, services, process improvements, and marketing initiatives
  • Independently make sales calls to brokers and clients, and when necessary, coordinate with Executive, Underwriting, and Claims
  • Share your knowledge and help coach other less experienced Underwriters on the team




What you need to have: 

  • 6+ years experience including 2 years of public entity and/or E&S underwritingExcess&Surplus
  • Commercial insurance experience and technical knowledge of professional/casualty lines of coverage
  • Proven broker management and marketing skills
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and critical thinking skills  #ExcessAndSurplus #E&SUnderwriter #E&SUnderwriter

What makes you stand out:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and coursework toward applicable designation (including but not limited to CPCU, RPLU, etc.) desired
  • Motivated to achieve financial and operational goals
  • Ability to engage personally with brokers and clients in order to fully articulate the organization’s value proposition
  • Ability to identify opportunities, and to solve problems
  • Self-directed showing personal accountability and proactive approach to job responsibilities
  • Ability to be decisive, to multi-task, and to prioritize a heavy workload
  • Collaborative, team oriented, and customer focused with attention to detail
  • Strong communication and organizational skills


Additional Company Details

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiting agencies or firms.
The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.


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