Underwriter Team Lead for Vacant Building & Builder’s Risk – Location: Plano TX & Philadelphia PA

General Description

The Underwriter Team Lead will work with Program Leadership to underwrite and lead a team of Underwriters focused on our Vacant Building, Builder’s Risk program. Serves as a leader providing technical support, training, and problem solving for underwriters on an ongoing basis.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Great opportunity for a leader in commercial underwriting
  • Underwriter Team Lead will focus on higher valued risk within the program
  • Provide guidance to junior level underwriters
  • Underwrite and document new and renewal policy transactions within authority
  • Effectively manages and oversees direct reports
  • Manages rating rules
  • Monitors data entry and processing to ensure data integrity
  • Communicates with agents, brokers and internal sales team to obtain information needed to underwriter risks, respond to questions and address issues
  • Develop and maintain strong relationship and credibility with Sales Executives/Account Managers
  • Provide periodic product/underwriting training
  • Review underwriting requirements; refers applications or endorsement request to carrier for review and sign off
  • Conduct regular audits with Underwriting Manager
  • Work with Program Leadership to maintain Program Guidelines and Applications
  • Work with IT to implement program objectives
  • Participate in other company projects and new initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years of underwriting experience
  • Strong underwriting background
  • Management experience preferred
  • Property and/or Package Underwriting background preferred
  • Insurance license, AU, CIC or comparable designations preferred
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Must be self driven detail oriented & possess strong organizational skills including time-management and prioritization
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills