Senior Risk Control Consultant

Date: Jun 5, 2021

Location: Buffalo, NY, US, 14208

Job requisition: 22761
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Division or Field Office:

Underwriting Division

Department of Position: Field Commercial Mgmt Dept 

Work from:

Home in western NY (Buffalo/Rochester)

 

At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.

 

Position Summary

Provides support to the underwriting process by providing an overall opinion of the risk. Performs risk control surveys of property and casualty exposures. Also performs accident investigations and client based consultative services, including evaluations of risk management programs and safety procedures.

 

  • Candidate will service and ideally reside in Buffalo area (or Rochester/western NY)
  • Company car will be provided

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs surveys on prospective and existing business as directed and develops an overall opinion regarding the desirability of that risk. Prepares risk evaluation reports.
  • Consults with Policyholders on risk management issues by conducting consultative visits to the Policyholder's workplace. Develops and implements risk management service plans and risk improvement recommendations for selected policyholders and assists policyholder in implementing recommendations.
  • Makes acceptability decisions on risks within defined binding authority. Refers risks beyond binding authority to commercial lines underwriter, risk analyst, or underwriting supervisor.
  • Visits Agents to discuss risk management issues. Contributes to agency development by participating in various Agent meetings and coffee houses.
  • Supports the underwriting team philosophy by integrating loss control service activities with the claims and underwriting functions.
  • Assists the branch claims operation as requested.
  • Presents risk control training sessions to both internal and external customers.
  • Serves as a mentor and assists in the training of other staff members as required.

The first 2 duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.

 

 

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.

Competencies

Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures
Ability to Manage Complexity
Coaching
Decision Making
Developing And Maintaining Relationships
Influencing Skills
Information Management Skills
Interpersonal Communication
Job-Specific Knowledge
Planning And Organizing
Presentation Skills
Problem Analysis
Service Orientation
Time Management

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Business Management, or related field, and five years of safety or property/casualty insurance experience; or • Associate degree in risk management, business or related field and seven years professional experience in safety or property/casualty insurance; or • High School diploma or GED and nine years professional experience in safety or property/casualty insurance A professional Risk Management designation (ARM, CRM, CIC, CPCU, ALCM, ASP or CSP) preferred. Working knowledge of risk control practices preferred. Valid driver's license and good driving record required. Ability to travel. Some overnight trips required. Incumbent must live in territory assigned unless a change is approved by the company.

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Often (20-50%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)
Climbing; Rarely


Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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