Job Description

Our client is a renowned and well respected insurer in the industry, seeking an Executive Underwriter to join the team!  The Executive Underwriter is responsible for servicing and underwriting complex accounts within a large portfolio of national and/or multinational accounts.

Ideally you are a creative and innovative problem solver who has a strong foundation of expertise to draw from and you enjoy mentoring the more junior staff members on the team.


** This role is to be based in Vancouver, but we can consider someone to be based out of the Calgary office**


Responsibilities include:


Managing a profitable book of business within established guidelines and authority. Key duties include:

  1. Underwriting Management: Evaluate, select, negotiate, and price policies to ensure profitability. Monitor endorsements, renewals, and cancellations. Analyze new business for risk profitability.
  2. Risk Assessment and Monitoring: Analyze trends and developments in loss ratios and risk trends. Implement best business practices for compliance and internal controls.
  3. Information Systems and Process Improvement: Maintain knowledge of underwriting systems, recommend process improvements, and analyze data quality.
  4. Business Development: Identify and pursue new business opportunities. Develop professional relationships with brokers and customers to enhance business retention and customer satisfaction.
  5. Sales and Negotiation: Collaborate with brokers/customers on pricing and risk factors. Educate brokers on underwriting philosophy and procedures.
  6. Coaching and Mentoring: Mentor less experienced underwriters, provide technical guidance, and support training and development initiatives.
  7. Operational Leadership: Provide input on underwriting strategies, guidelines, and product development. Consult on policy wording changes and assist in strategic planning.




  • Post-secondary school education and/or equivalent on the job experience. 
  • Completion of the CIP and/or FCIP designation. 
  • Minimum 10 years experience in the (commercial) property and casualty industry – at least 4 years in the middle market space and at least 8 years in commercial underwriting
  • Tech savvy and able to navigate MS office well!
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of underwriting discipline and pricing models.   
  • Be ok with a mandated hybrid work set up (even split from office and home).


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 send your resume in confidence. If you are working with another DGA recruiter, feel free to ask them about this position.

Job Posting Details

Job Type


Market Segment

Commercial Insurance
Property Casualty Insurance

Company Type

Recruiting Consultants

Languages Required


Education Required

FCIP - Partial Completion

Minimum Experience Required

7 to 10 Years