Surety Underwriter

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Job Identification Number: 199

Location: New York, NY

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Category: Insurance

Qualified candidates, please attach resume when applying.


Our client a leading insurer, is seeking a Surety Underwriter, to join their New York City office. This position will be responsible for the underwriting accounts including: pre-qualifying new business, analyzing credit quality, and utilizing underwriting expertise to make sound decisions regarding terms, conditions, and pricing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Underwriting of contract surety book

  • Credit analyses of new business and monitoring of existing book

  • Develop and build the contract surety book

  • Establish and develop broker and customer relationships

  • RFP, Contract, & Bond Form Review for large, sophisticate project

  • Develop marketing plans

  • Ability to travel within territory

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year underwriting experience within contract surety space (5-12 years’ experience preferred)

  • Credit Assessment skills; Strong negotiation skills

  • BS/BA Degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience managing and collaborating with retail brokers