Senior Construction Underwriter – Corporate Risks Team

Allianz Ireland

As a trusted Insurance partner to over 500,000 customers across the island of Ireland, Allianz plc has built a local and global brand based on trust, integrity and outstanding customer service for over one hundred years. Our Enterprise business has set ambitious growth targets and to help us to deliver on that goal we are now recruiting a Construction and Liability Underwriter to join our team based in Elm Park, Dublin 4. Please note that the option of remote working may be explored.~crlf~~crlf~The Opportunity~crlf~As part of the Liability Team within the Corporate Risks Team you will join a group of technical experts who underwrite Construction and Liability business across the wide range of industries in Ireland. ~crlf~~crlf~We are seeking an experienced underwriter to both underwrite and lead broker and client engagements with Construction customers. Working proactively with Broker partners and with the support of the Allianz Customer Relationship team you will be responsible for the proactive management of a portfolio consisting of large and specialised renewals and new business opportunities that are aligned to our risk appetite. Also you will proactively collaborate with internal stakeholders in Customer (Sales), Pricing and Portfolio Management and deliver against agreed GWP targets to support our overall growth strategy. Ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction to our brokers and clients and technical expertise through superior underwriting is a principle objective of this role.

• Underwrite specialised and large Construction renewals and new business opportunities, including portfolios, to achieve GWP targets and profitability targets ~crlf~• Lead engagements with brokers and their key clients with the support and collaboration of the Allianz Customer Relationship team to deliver on Allianz Construction and Liability targets~crlf~• Oversee the end to end customer outcome of these large and specialised renewals and new business submissions aligned to target KPI’s ~crlf~• Develop and maintain strong working relationships within the team, other areas of the business and external stakeholders and support their team colleagues in the underwriting of Construction and other Liability business as the need arises ~crlf~• Balance commercial needs of our clients with technical requirements to deliver on renewal retention and new business conversion~crlf~• Engage with internal stakeholders in Customer, Pricing and Portfolio management to negotiate terms and conduct detailed risk assessment and acceptance within existing Delegated Underwriting Authority (DUA) framework agreements~crlf~• Share knowledge and technical expertise with colleagues, contribute to personal and team technical development ~crlf~• Identify and implement improvements in process, proposition or service to best serve our customer base~crlf~• Maintain and develop strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to both lead and support key client and broker engagements ~crlf~~crlf~

Essential Experience~crlf~• A minimum 5 years’ experience in underwriting commercial Liability insurance including experience of underwriting large exposure cases (premiums over €100k) ~crlf~• ACII or well progressed towards this or equivalent qualification from a base level of at least CIP~crlf~• Experience in broker & client engagement & balancing business development with technical underwriting~crlf~~crlf~Desirable Experience ~crlf~• A strong record of writing construction risks in the local market~crlf~• Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and Salesforce ~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

**This role is subject to Minimum Competency Code (“MCC”) as provided for by the Central Bank of Ireland. A recognised insurance qualification may be required for this position. This role is also subject to the Fitness & Probity Regime as provided for by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

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