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Job Overview

If you’re interested in working right in the heart of what makes our business tick, then being an underwriting professional offers the chance to do just that. People and businesses will come to you with risks that need handling. You’ll have the power and the tools to analyze these risks and help get them covered wherever possible.

In this role, you will be given the opportunity to interact with the diverse support units that assist in the underwriting process on a daily basis, such as Claims, Legal, and Operations and also gain knowledge on many of Chubb’s other products. As an underwriting professional, you will develop deep relationships with our clients and brokers and provide consistent, exceptional service.


  • Demonstrates commitment to learning and completes all Associate Program educational assessments satisfactorily
  • Effectively manages assigned book of renewal business in handling mid-year service requests, arranging client stewardship meetings and seeing through each renewal   
  • Executes on renewal retention and new business goals per business unit objectives
  • Manages and assumes responsibility for production responsibilities in assigned underwriting territory
  • Identifies risk exposures and qualitatively assesses risk management strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyzes loss experience trends through quantitative assessments and forecasting methods
  • Determines terms and conditions and supports recommendations with sound documentation and underwriting justifications
  • Follows Performance Management Underwriting Best Practices guidelines in executing towards personal and production objectives  
  • Establishes and maintains strong broker and client relationships with strong communication skills and service excellence  

Michael Zeagman
Senior Underwriter, Private and NFP Management Liability, Financial Lines

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Throughout my university career I valued an active academic and social experience. After graduating, I knew I wanted a career with a top employer that would continue to provide me with dynamic and interesting experiences. I joined Chubb’s Private and Not-for-Profit Management Liability team in 2011. Immediately it was clear that Chubb valued developing the expertise of its employees and crafting their skill sets. Within my first year, I attended Chubb’s Financial Lines Specialty School in the U.S., participated in ongoing development initiatives, and had countless hands-on learning experiences.  After 5 years with Chubb, no two days are the same, and I continue to enjoy all the learning experiences my role offers.

Maria Costiuc
Senior Underwriter, Life Sciences and Financial Institutions

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In my fourth year at Queen’s, I began to look for a role that would be challenging, collaborative, and still allowed for work-life balance. I started my career in the Commercial Insurance department. Chubb’s Associate Program was the perfect transition for me coming out of university. In addition to developing a solid foundation of insurance knowledge through Chubb’s renowned training program, the program allowed me to leverage my strengths and further develop my skillset gained from my time at school. As an Underwriter within the Life Sciences team, I have worked with start-up companies, beginning with their clinical trials and all the way to the commercialization of their products. In addition to research and analysis, relationship management is key to an Underwriting role.  We work with a network of brokers to sell our products, so managing and fostering these relationships is crucial for long-term success. Overall, I apply a variety of skills and interact with diverse individuals on a daily basis. From reviewing contracts to engaging brokers, my role continues to challenge me each and every single day.

Jason McDonnell
Underwriter, Commercial Insurance

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During my fourth year in university, I was unsure which industry I wanted to work in as I started thinking about my career ahead. In the fall of 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a Chubb information session and discovered Underwriting as a career path. It became apparent that it would be a role where I could apply the analytical and negotiation skills I developed from my time at school. It has been almost four years since I first joined Chubb’s Associate Program in the Commercial Insurance department. From marketing visits to industry events, my role gives me the opportunity to engage with brokers and grow our broker network in many different ways. There is nothing quite like the rush of winning a big deal! Today, I am proud to work for a results-oriented company that recognizes and rewards hard work, commitment, and collaboration. I look back to my time in university and cannot be happier to have chosen to begin my career at Chubb.