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Senior Underwriter, Commercial Lines (ECH-QC)

Date: May 5, 2023

Location: Montreal, QC, CA, H3A 3J6

Company: CAA Club Group

About Us

Echelon Insurance provides Personal and Commercial Specialty Insurance solutions to protect Canadian families and businesses across Canada, through our trusted network of Broker partners. Echelon is a member of the CAA Club Group of Companies, and is an equal opportunity employer who offers a professional environment that champions collaboration, trust, and growth to drive success. We cultivate a great working dynamic to help us deliver what is best for our associates, Brokers, and Customers.

Who we are

Get ready to drive your career forward. Life at Echelon is fast paced, performance-driven and rewarding. We value our Associates' career growth and ongoing professional development – and we regularly recognize their achievements and outstanding results.

We are caring. We are leaders. We are innovators. We are collaborative.

We work hard and play hard. We're about doing what's right and feeling good about it.

Position Details

What You Will Do

The Senior Underwriter, Commercial Lines, underwrites and prices new business applications, endorsements and renewals on policies within a set binding authority. This Underwriter will handle 4-5 preferred transportation brokers as well as will be allocated the current portfolios of brokers in property insurance.

  • Grow and maintain a profitable portfolio.
  • Maintain in-force policies and ensure all policies are issued within service standards with the appropriate wordings, schedules, and certificates attached
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationship with brokers by providing exceptional customer service
  • Work collaboratively to support broker, claims, pricing and accounting inquires 
  • Provide exceptional customer service by answering telephone inquiries, making outgoing calls, respond to emails and/or faxes as may be required
  • Track and produce daily, weekly and monthly production activity reports
  • Assist in monthly business activity reporting
  • Willingness to travel as some travel is required (20%)


Who You Are 

  • A minimum of 6 – 10 years experience in commercial lines underwriting :  inland marine and property
  • Post-secondary education in a related field and/or a CIP designation is required. Working towards FCIP or CRM designation is an asset
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with product development and developing underwriting guidelines
  • Strong product knowledge and thorough understanding of insurance policy wordings with the ability to make sound business decisions 
  • Excellent analytical skills and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written; French would be an asset
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Able to effectively set priorities to meet deadlines with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment 
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to establish professional relationships


What’s In It For You

  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package  
  • Annual shared success program based on performance 
  • Annual merit increases based on performance 
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with a matching contribution component 
  • Complimentary CAA Membership 

Our Commitment

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we invite women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and people with disabilities to apply. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.