Job Description

AVP Underwriter - Construction 

based downtown Toronto 

Work for a Global Organization 


Additional Qualifications:

  • Experienced Construction Insurance Professional
  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing   regulations and guidelines.
  • Experience leading and supporting new business development/business development efforts.
  • Experience with multi-client account management –accounts of varying sizes, localities and complexity.
  • Ability to leverage both data and instinct to suggest business solutions 
  • Exhibits strong “executive intelligence” and is able to move projects along with a sense of urgency.
  • Able to react quickly, motivate and lead teams to meet changing objectives


Business Qualifications:


  • Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values.
  • Create and lead high-performing teams, completing talent reviews as well as managing performance and development cycles for the group
  • Create people management plan to ensure human capability is in place as part of business planning process.
  • Resolve significant business issues by creating teams of appropriate internal and external resources.



Job Accountabilities:


  • Partner with a number of business partners in defining the strategize for growth of the Construction portfolio including opportunities for growth within other lines of coverages as well as the expansion on coverages
  • Actively solicit and consistently present new business opportunities to the Company and meet/exceed new business goals as set from time to time.
  • Underwrite and analyze new and renewal business within delegated authority levels.
  • Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating manual rules.
  • Recommend and implement action plans after reviewing books of business and profit/growth results and trends.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and brokers to determine their insurance-related needs and provides solutions. 
  • Maintain and grow knowledge base in the areas of insurance and non-insurance products, and individual sales abilities/skills
  • Use other Company personnel to proactively cross sell additional lines of coverage.
  • Identify opportunities and risks associated with changes in direction of
    external environment, looking forward 5+ years.
  • Monitor key ratios, premium growth, and developing plans to improve upon those metrics.
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation, implementation and communication
    of established policy, procedures and operating standards is completed for area
    of responsibility.
  • Monitors and evaluates activities to identify potential risks and issues of non-compliance. Participates or may lead risk assessment for their area of responsibility and escalates potential issues to
    higher management.
  • Optimize allocation of resources and launch common products, projects,
    investments across the business unit


If interested in exploring this opportunity please contact Antonella Leone at 416-868-6711 x 226 or alternatively via email at


Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment


Company Type

Recruiting Consultants

Languages Required


Education Required

CIP Partial Completion

Minimum Experience Required

7 to 10 Years