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Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group | a W. R. Berkley Company

Sr. Underwriter, Richmond, VA

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group (BMAG) is a property & casualty insurance carrier serving the Mid-Atlantic, a member of W.R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB), one of the largest property casualty insurance holding companies in the United States. We are backed by the strength of a large fortune 500 corporation and operate with the closeness and flexibility of a small company. We exclusively work with select independent agents to insure the future of business. 

Our leadership encourages a culture that empowers employees to question the status quo and seek innovative ways to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe our strength comes from building an exceptional team that embraces collaboration, growth and ownership. We currently have an opening for a Sr. Underwriter in our Richmond, VA office. If you share our vision and want to work for an organization that values your contributions, we want to hear from you.




Evaluate (selection and pricing) and maintain (control) risk acceptability and profitability within the company’s underwriting guidelines and procedures for commercial risks. Manage and maintain good agency-company relationships. Meet and maintain the profitability and production standards established.



  • Four-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum of five years commercial lines underwriting experience, including but not limited to CGL, Property, Packages, BOP, Auto, Crime, IM, Umbrella and/or WC.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and effectively prioritize.
  • Possess AU or other equivalent insurance designation.



  • Gather appropriate information to profitably underwrite a variety of commercial risks
  • Research, formulate and implement solutions for complex issues and accounts.
  • Determine final coverages and pricing for commercial risks within assigned authority level.
  • Review claims and loss information on individual risks. Use this information to identify and re-evaluate accounts and develop strategy for dealing with exposures and frequency issues.
  • Take a lead role relative to Key Account review and recommendations.
  • Work with Risk Management Services, Claim and Territory Managers to manage profitability and identify favorable and unfavorable classes of business.
  • Maintain established quality and service standards.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key producers.

·         Mentor less experienced underwriters and serve as a resource for others within the department as needed.

·         Successfully build, manage and execute a New Business Pipeline.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

·         Performance Appraisal - Attain “Exceeds Expectations” rating and meet major objectives.

  • Successful completion of CPCU designation or equivalent insurance designation.
  • Attend at least two CPCU or other industry workshops/meetings per year


 Should you be interested in applying for this position, please forward your resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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