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Assistant Vice President, Construction

Assistant Vice President, Construction

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The Assistant Vice President within Arch Construction is responsible for the technical underwriting and account management of large account construction casualty programs.




  1. Technical Underwriting
  • Solicits and reviews new and renewal account information required to evaluate a risk.
  • Identifies all potential exposures and hazards in relation to coverage requested and individual risk characteristics.
  • Assesses insurance and related financial risk and structures appropriate loss sensitive program to effectively protect against frequency, severity, catastrophic and credit risk
  • Engage other internal resources as necessary
  • Underwrites prices and prepares proposals based on objective and subject risk characteristics, input of internal resource team, existing product set and regulatory filings.
  • Prepares final quotation/proposal and presents to producer and/or prospective insured.
  • Coordinates all administrative duties related to existing and prospective accounts.


  1. Account Management
  • Quarterbacks all post bind activities including policy production, compliance issues, audits and adjustments, legal agreements, receipt of collateral, legal agreement execution, TPA coordination and any other related items.
  • Together with internal team members, takes responsibility to deliver promised service to customers.
  • Responsible for the renewal and retention management and manages the renewal process to achieve targeted retention and price change goals.
  • Initiates, coordinates and conducts a mid term account review.


  1. Sales and Marketing
  • Develops and maintains relationships with producers and insured’s to achieve overall productions and profitability goals.
  • Meets with producers and insured’s to discuss individual account issues, uncover critical customer needs and financial buying characteristics.
  • Develops a strategic plan for positioning and selling Arch at both the producer and the insured level.
  • Engages and introduces other team members or management team as appropriate.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with producers to generate a flow of qualified submissions.


  1. Administrative
  • Responsible for all underwriting and policy file documentation
  • Completes ad hoc projects as assigned by management personnel



  • Understanding and knowledge of the intent, scope and purpose of the Workers Compensation, General Liability, Automobile coverage forms and endorsements with the ability to tailor to the sold program design.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of all loss sensitive programs including products, pricing, expensing, actuarial loss projecting techniques, retention and aggregate setting, limit profiles, ALAE, and effective utilization of facultative reinsurance.
  • Understanding and knowledge of exposure identification and analysis
  • Posses a cross functional generalist knowledge of other disciplines including claims, risk control, audit, premium accounting, finance and legal.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues
  • Knowledge of Arch’s product set
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation
  • Sales and Negotiation skills
  • Be able to provide leadership and support to other team members
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Have the ability to influence without authority and be willing to work in a collaborative and team environment.


Required Experience:

  • Five (5) plus years of underwriting experience and/or 10 plus years experience in the construction industry and/or insurance industry.
  • Established broker relationships within the Central Region would be ideal.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training required.
  • CPCU or other similar designation a plus.