Search is currently working with a leading insurance business to help them identify a Trading Underwriter for their Construction and Renewable Energy Team.

The regional Construction, Engineering and Renewable Energy Team are responsible for underwriting a multimillion-pound portfolio and business is predominantly transacted via insurance brokers.

As the Trading Underwriter, you'll provide a first-class service to your aligned customers/brokers. You'll drive new business and professional relationships, directly contributing to the underwriting profit and loss, trading and service delivery goals.

Although our preference is for an individual with an Engineering, Construction and Renewable Energy Insurance background, we are happy to consider ambitious, motivated and talented Individuals from other insurance and trading experience such as brokerage, motor, property, casualty and liability background (with an understanding of Engineering/Construction or Renewable Energy insurance).

Training will be provided, our training programme will help you to make an immediate impact on our business, helping you to build your business knowledge, develop professional skills and grow effective relationships with clients and colleagues.

Responsibilities in the role:

  • Provide quotations for renewals, new business and alterations whilst operating within agreed guidelines and authority levels for an aligned panel of brokers
  • Build positive relationships with internal and external customers and brokers to deliver the underwriting strategy
  • Contribute to improving the efficiency within the team through Systems Thinking methodology and by utilising our digital trading platforms wherever possible
  • Support more senior members of the team in their underwriting and client servicing administration

Skills and experience we're looking for:

  • Experience of applying underwriting knowledge to effectively improve processes/procedures
  • Experience of being responsible for own underwriting caseload within a regulatory environment, following due process and within set authority limits
  • Ability to analyse complex information and draw out the relevant facts along with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent business development/customer engagement skills in order to influence key contacts in the marketplace


  • A generous defined contribution pension scheme
  • Annual performance related bonus and pay review
  • A holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme