Engineering Underwriter / Marketer (JHB) (EE)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #399225BDU
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Johannesburg North, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Construction & Engineering, Insurance
Employer Description

Specialist underwriting company.

Job Description

Our client is looking for an Engineering Underwriter to join their team in Johannesburg.

Main purpose of the role:

  • Underwriting of Africa engineering business
  • Organising and conducting surveys of large/complex engineering risks for clients, including preparing internal and external reports (if required).
  • Assessing individual risks, evaluating and providing terms and conditions in accordance with the applicable underwriting authority, underwriting guidelines and internal directives
  • Ensuring that risk acceptance is aligned with company goals and company and group strategies.
  • Developing and growing a sustainable book of business and exploiting new business potentials through active development of relationships with clients.

Key functions:

  • Understanding Engineering insurance risks
  • Comprehension of Engineering policy wordings
  • Training of brokers and cedants on insurance products
  • Accurate quotations and checking of slips and providing commensurate capacity
  • Material preparation for training functions
  • Conducting surveys of engineering risks for clients, including preparation of reports
  • Extend our footprint as a recognised insurance partner by assessing, proposing and negotiating the insurance conditions for projects
  • Work closely with the existing team in respect of clients and brokers
  • Respond to new submissions quickly and effectively


  • Engineering Degree or similar Engineering Qualification¬†
  • First Level Regulatory Examination: Representatives
  • Valid passport¬† (national and international travel required)


  • Minimum of 7 years Engineering underwriting experience
  • Minimum 5 years African business underwriting exposure
  • Strong knowledge of the African Insurance market
  • Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office
  • Languages: English and French compulsory
  • Strong analytical skills and high proficiency with common IT applications

Salary / Package

Highly negotiable depending on experience