Surety Underwriter III
Chubb Group - Pennsylvania

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Overall Description

Under broad management direction, works within the broadest limits and authority on highly complex assignments requiring specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth in area of expertise; known as the top senior resource in the Branch; provides highest level technical advice to lower level underwriters, TAs and other functional areas; operates within the field structure interacting with HO in driving the dual underwriting process; demonstrates independent decision making and leadership. The senior field underwriter is responsible in the development of staff and fulfillment of goals established for profit, service, and relationship management with branches, HO, producers, accounts, re-insurers, competitors and other Chubb departments.

Underwriting/Credit Management

• Make recommendations and decisions to ensure existing and new business meets our underwriting standards to achieve our departmental goals
• Make recommendations and decisions according to established authority limits and/or conveyed to Branch Manager or Surety Director for approval on a timely basis
• Effectively drives the dual underwriting process and works with other branch underwriters and the branch manager in leading the dual underwriting process from the branch
• Work in conjunction with Branch Manager, Surety Directors, HO underwriters, Portfolio Manager, General Counsel and Marketing Officer as part of the overall underwriting management of the book of business
• Have direct responsibility for guiding trainees and underwriters in their development and underwriting activities
• Actively travels to effectively manage their assigned branches in order to maintain existing relationships as well as develop new business relationships with the goal of achieving business initiatives

People Skills

• Development trainees, underwriters and TAs; act as a senior resource and assist in the day-to-day activities of branch staff members
• Set an example to others in all aspects of underwriting, professional development and achieving departmental standards and guidelines
• Promote Chubb’s corporate culture of inclusion and support a diverse, open and positive work environment
• Encourage and demonstrate an atmosphere of open communication; be a positive role model
• Promote Chubb’s corporate culture of inclusion and support diversity
• Build positive relationships through teamwork and collaboration within the Branch and HO in order to facilitate the dual underwriting process
• Assist Branch Manager in coaching and mentoring staff
• Actively manage and develop relationships with producers, accounts, competitors and association members to promote Surety business objectives


• Provide superior quality control for the branch to ensure file organization and maintenance follow established guidelines
• Review and monitor assigned account ROE’s and documentation to ensure compliance with rate, commission and all other underwriting guidelines
• Anticipate and respond to the needs of assigned branches to ensure a superior level of service
• Coordinate with other departments including premium accounting, claims, and legal as needed to ensure departmental guidelines are met
• Participate as needed and provide input on special projects
• Continual development of technical and non-technical underwriting skills through day-to-day activities as well as external learning as deemed necessary by both the senior underwriter and Branch Manager


• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to communicate at all levels within the department
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Ability to prioritize and manage all aspects of assigned book of business
• Possess developing financial and business analytical skills in Surety
• Demonstrated ability to make independent recommendations on more complex issues
• Significant financial and business analytical skills in Surety

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