Sr. Commercial Underwriter

Location Name NE, Lincoln
Date Posted
3 weeks ago(11/15/2023 1:33 PM)
Continental Western Group
Primary Location

Company Details



Rated Best Places to Work 2020 by Business Insurance, Continental Western Group is a regional property casualty insurance company offering commercial products and services through independent agents in the Midwest. CWG provides unique value through the service provided by our experienced group of employees and independent agents. Since 1886 - Strong, Local and Trusted.


As a Berkley company, we enjoy operational flexibility that allows us to deliver quality coverage solutions.  W. R. Berkley Corporation, and all member insurance companies, are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, and carry Standard & Poor’s Financial Rating of A+ (Strong).


This role will be based in one of our three offices:

  • Lincoln, NE 
  • Urbandale, IA
  • Luverne, MN


We offer a hybrid work schedule with 4 days in the office; and 1 day remote where it makes sense to do so.


The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.   #LI-AV1 #LI-hybrid



As a Sr Commercial Underwriter, you'll accept, retain and price both Specialty and Commercial property and casualty insurance accounts in accordance with established underwriting guidelines and within delegated authority level.  


What you can expect:  

  • Culture of innovation, teamwork, supportive colleagues and leaders willing to invest in talent
  • Internal mobility opportunities 
  • Visibility to senior leaders and partnership with cross functional teams
  • Opportunity to impact change
  • Benefits – competitive compensation, 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:

  • Review renewal accounts by examining business operations, classification, contract forms and loss activity. Determines account acceptability and appropriate price. Reviews endorsement requests exceeding Underwriting Assistant’s authority level and takes appropriate action. 
  • Assess new specialty and commercial insurance risks and determines accurate classification of business, policy contract forms and pricing of risk.  Works within broad limits and authority on underwriting accounts of moderate to high exposure.  Evaluates MVRs, financial reports, loss control reports, etc.  
  • Develop, expand and/or enhance agency relationships to promote profitability and growth of new business and the retention of existing business. Travels as needed to assigned territory and meets with agents to enhance business relationships.  Educates agency staff on company’s pricing and appetite.  Participates in the agency management process, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of agencies and assists them in achieving the mutual goal of sustained profitable growth.


  • Bachelor's degree; five years commercial underwriting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialty underwriting experience is not required.
  • Valid driver’s license for travel; ability to travel within assigned territory as needed.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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