Sr Underwriting Specialist - Large Accounts at PMA Companies

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:

As part of our large accounts (Risk Management Services) underwriting team, you will focus on underwriting new and renewal large accounts and will contribute to raising PMA's profile in the West by providing first-in-class underwriting service and expertise. This position can be based in either Southern or Northern California.


  • Effectively market, identify, and underwrite prospective accounts in targeted industries.

  • Direct and monitor underwriting activities to produce positive profit and expense results.

  • Develop strong relationships with local brokers and effectively articulate PMA's appetite.

  • Participate in the development of broker management strategy and contribute to the development and execution of broker plans.

  • Develop business plans with assigned brokers to achieve profitable growth, and renewal targets.

  • Consult with Risk Control and Claims to bring value-added service to customers.

  • Administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules, and insurance regulations.

  • Through technical collaboration and guidance, work within established authority on assignments of increasing complexity.

  • Exhibit high levels of teamwork, leadership, customer service, and persistence.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical ability, and sound judgment to make informed and accurate decisions.

  • Demonstrate commitment to Company's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and apply knowledge of compliance policies and procedures, standards and laws applicable to job responsibilities in the performance of work.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • CPCU designation preferred.

  • Five to seven years' experience in commercial lines casualty underwriting, loss sensitive experience preferred.

  • Strong technical skills in Workers Compensation, General Liability, Automobile, and Umbrella.

  • Proven track record of premium growth and profitability in handling a book of business.

  • Superior marketing skills and familiarity working with brokers of all types, specifically in the California market.

  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills.


PMA is providing applicants with the anticipated wage range for this position in compliance with state regulations. The wage range for this role is $150,700 to $184,200. Wage ranges are based on national market data and may cover a wide range of geographies. Incumbents may be paid above, within or below this range based on a variety of factors.
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