Job Description

Commercial Auto Underwriter  (IRCA)

As an Intermediate Underwriter specializing in Commercial Auto (IRCA), you will be pivotal in evaluating, pricing, and accepting risks, ensuring adherence to company guidelines and underwriting standards. You will actively engage in business development, fostering strong relationships with our partners in Commercial Auto. This position is fully remote in and around Edmonton or Calgary.  The successful candidate will need to travel to broker visits and so its important the reside near the city center. 

  • Risk Assessment & Policy Management: Evaluate, select, negotiate, and price policies to maintain a profitable book of business within your underwriting authority.
  • Data Management: Accurately enter policy information to ensure timely transaction processing.
  • Policy Review: Analyze endorsements, renewals, reissues, and cancellations in line with corporate standards and guidelines.
  • Risk Analysis: Assess new business risks by reviewing underwriting data to determine exposures and hazards.
  • Authority Compliance: Operate within assigned authority levels, maintaining compliance with company policies.
  • Relationship Building: Develop and sustain professional relationships with brokers and customers to understand the target market, enhance service quality, solve problems, and select risks effectively.
  • Broker Visits: Conduct visits to brokers to strengthen relationships and communication.
  • Industry Knowledge: Stay updated on industry trends, developments, and regulatory changes, including competitive analysis.
  • Customer Collaboration: Work closely with brokers and customers to support business retention and ensure customer satisfaction through regular interactions.
  • Education & Communication: Educate brokers on corporate underwriting philosophy, policies, and procedures.
  • Best Practices: Apply best business practices to ensure compliance, internal control, and operational risk management.
  • Performance Reviews: Assist in monitoring pricing, risk selection, and data quality performance.

Who You Are:

  • Experience: 3-5 years in commercial auto underwriting.
  • Technical Skills: Proficient in underwriting techniques, guidelines, rating programs, risk information sources, coverages, underwriting/technical manual information, statutory constraints, and computer workflow procedures. Knowledge of Guidewire, RTM, Passport is an asset.
  • Licensing CIP designation or actively pursuing CIP courses.
  • Computer Proficiency: Skilled in Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Professional Traits:
    • Performs well in dynamic, busy environments.
    • Focused on broker and customer needs, providing high-quality service and addressing issues with a long-term perspective.
    • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage priorities effectively.


About the Organization

Our client is a leader in specialty insurance across Canada.  They offer a driven culture of fast high performing teams with dedication to continuous learning. They care about their employees and want to see them succeed in providing a customer-centric environment. They offer competitive pay, performance based merit increases, and defined contribution pension plan.


About Us

DGA Careers has been proudly serving the Canadian insurance industry for over 30 years, specializing in providing insurance recruiting services to major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and independent adjusting firms. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, and Calgary, DGA Careers is well positioned to conduct searches with a national scope. Our unrivalled professional network across Canada provides us with the ability to reach vital key influencers and passive candidates nationally.

Interested candidates please contact Heidi Scott at 587-885-1852 or forward your resume in confidence to If you are working with another DGA Recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position directly.

Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment

Commercial Insurance

Company Type

Recruiting Consultants

Languages Required


Education Required

CIP Partial Completion

Minimum Experience Required

3 to 4 Years