• Marine Underwriter

    Requisition ID 2446916
    Job Family GB-ESS-Chelmsford
  • Posting Description

    Underwriter – Marine


    We’re hiring!


    Aon are currently recruiting a Marine Underwriter to join our International Unwriting team in Chelmsford.   The Marine Underwriter will be primarily responsible for underwriting business in accordance with delegated underwriting authority for both Retail and International risk, to input significantly to the strategy for the unit, to develop excellent working relationships with insurers, to promote products and services and to support the Underwriting Manager in achieving the business plan/budget.


    About Aon


    Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

    Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.


     Aon Underwriting Managers


    AUM undertakes underwriting and claims handling services on behalf of insurers and delivers expertise in specific product ranges or trade sectors. AUM focuses on commercial insurance products across Accident and Health, Property and Casualty, Financial Lines and Marine sectors.   AUM fulfils many of the roles of an insurance company - underwrites (evaluates the risks and exposures of potential clients against the insurance covers), prices (determines the premium that is charged to ensure that risk), issues policies, mid-term adjustments and renewals and on some facilities, manages the claims handling and settlement.

    AUM has an in-depth understanding of the diverse range of solutions that we offer and our insurance products are specially designed and unique to Aon. 


    About the Role


    As an Underwriter some of your key responsibilities will involve: 

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Provide quotations for renewals, new business and alterations within delegated underwriting authority and with referral to Underwriting Manager and /or the carrier as required
    • Maintain relationships with ARS and GBC and ensure that acceptable service standards are met
    • Assist with the personal development of junior underwriting staff and input into guidance and training on technical underwriting issues
    • Build strong relationships with insurers to deliver the underwriting strategy
    • Maintain a high level of technical knowledge and input into technical and commercial market intelligence
    • Deputise for the Underwriting Manager and Senior Underwriter as required
    • Work with internal and external parties in the development of the company’s business as directed
    • Responsibility for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.


    About you


    As an Underwriter your skills and qualifications will ideally include:



    Degree level candidate - desired


    CII or partially CII qualified would be an advantage


    Experience, Knowledge & Skills:

    • Proven track record in technical underwriting
    • underwriting experience in relevant products with a recognised insurer
    • Able to establish and maintain relationships with brokers and carriers
    • Team player / team-building ability
    • Organisational skills
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Numerate

    Salary and Benefits


    This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.


    Our Colleague Experience


    Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.


    We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application




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