Aviva's Engineering Underwriting team is looking for an enthusiastic Trading Underwriter to provide a first class service to our customers/brokers. The role is home-based and the successful candidate will be responsible for servicing brokers & clients in the South East (excluding London).
The regional Engineering team are responsible for underwriting and client servicing of a multimillion pound portfolio. The teams currently operate out of three trading offices across the UK and business is predominantly transacted via Insurance Brokers.
As an Engineering Underwriter with Aviva, you'll drive professional relationships, directly contributing to the underwriting profit and loss, trading and service delivery goals. Acting as an ambassador for Aviva in the industry, you'll promote and grow business through effective relationship management. Although our preference is for someone with an Engineering Insurance background, we are happy to consider ambitious, motivated and hardworking underwriters from other insurance and trading backgrounds.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide quotations for renewals, new business and alterations whilst operating within agreed guidelines and authority levels.
Build positive relationships with customers and brokers to deliver the underwriting strategy.
Actively increase your level of technical knowledge through achievement of Personal Development Plans.
Contribute to improving efficiency within the team through Systems Thinking methodology and by utilising our digital trading platforms wherever possible.
Support more senior members of the team in their underwriting and client servicing administration.
Skills & Experience
A background/knowledge of Engineering Insurance.
Experience of applying underwriting knowledge to effectively improve processes/procedures.
Experience of taking ownership for your underwriting caseload within a regulatory environment, following due process and within set authority limits.
Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse complex information and draw out the relevant facts.
Excellent customer engagement skills in order to influence key contacts in the marketplace.
Working knowledge of a range of standard computer software, e.g. Microsoft Office and email.
What will you get for this role?
Annual salary of around £30,000 - £40,000 depending on skills, qualifications and experience.
Generous defined contribution pension scheme.
Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days.
Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family (some exclusions apply).
Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme.
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