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Environmental Underwriter

Company: Markel Canada Limited
Location : Toronto,ON
Company Profile

Markel International is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company for insurance and investment operations around the world, that trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MKL), has $32.8 billion of combined assets and $9.5 billion of shareholders’ equity. In 2017 Markel Corporation wrote gross premium of $5.5 billion.

Markel International is an international insurance company which looks after the commercial insurance needs of major businesses, SMEs, professionals and sole traders. Operating through five divisions and with offices in 17 countries, it underwrites insurance and reinsurance risks through Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s, Markel International Insurance Company Limited, Markel Insurance SE., Markel Seguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.

Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services.


Markel Style

  • 'Markel Style' is how we do business; it's our vision and values, our code of behaviour, and it governs all our actions.
  • Markel has a commitment to success. We believe in hard work and a zealous pursuit of excellence while keeping a sense of humour. Our creed is honesty and fairness in all our dealings.
  • The Markel way is to seek to be a market leader in each of our pursuits. We seek to know our customers' needs and to provide our customers with quality products and service.
  • Our pledge to our shareholders is that we will build the financial value of our company. We respect our relationship with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.
  • We are encouraged to look for a better way to do things... to challenge management. We have the ability to make decisions or alter a course quickly. The Markel approach is one of spontaneity and flexibility. This requires a respect for authority but a disdain of bureaucracy.
  • At Markel we hold the individual's right to self-determination in the highest light, providing an atmosphere in which people can reach their personal potential. Being results-oriented, we are willing to put aside individual concerns in the spirit of team work to achieve success.
  • Above all, we enjoy what we are doing. There is excitement at Markel, one that comes from innovating, creating, striving for a better way, sharing success with others...winning.
Job Description

Reporting to the EIL Product Line Leader, this position is responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a profitable portfolio of desirable business through marketing, analysis, sales, service and underwriting.  Specifically, the candidate will:

  • Underwrite and service a growing book of business, including risk selection, coverage negotiation and pricing adequacy on new and renewable business, all in accordance with designated underwriting authorities and company guidelines.
  • Review and process changes on existing accounts to maintain compliance with policy conditions and company underwriting philosophy.
  • Identify, analyze and develop sources of new business.
  • Partner with peers in other product lines to leverage multi-line opportunities.
  • Establish and maintain strong business and service oriented partnerships with Markel’s broker clients through regular and frequent attendance at client broker events and industry conferences.
  • Maintain market intelligence, business insurance trends and industry knowledge.



  • EIL underwriting experience and/or environmental consulting experience preferred
  • University degree; CIP or FCIP designation preferred.
  • Relationship management skills proven through established broker relationships.
  • Strong administrative skills and highly detail oriented.
  • Good presentation skills – comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Ability to deliver results even when working to meet tight deadlines.
  • Business acumen and capable of representing the organization externally.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) an asset.

How to Apply:

If this position is of interest to you, please apply directly to sherry.duffy@markelintl.ca or aaron.carfagnini@markelintl.ca Markel is committed to a barrier free work environment and to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities.  The Company will work with all potential candidates during the screening and interview process to meet any specific needs.