Commercial Property Lines Underwriter: BOP Focus

Company Description

Centauri Specialty Insurance is a growing property and casualty insurance carrier with a ton of positive energy regarding the future of our organization. Our current staff of 40 tenacious professionals work together to solve problems to create effective products that meet the needs of our policyholders. In 2018, Centauri was named a "Best Company to Work for  in Florida" by Florida Trend magazine and the #2 “Best Companies to Work For in Sarasota & Manatee Counties” by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. This position is in our new state-of-the-art headquarters in Sarasota, Florida.

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Job Description

The BOP Commercial Property Underwriter assists the Executive Staff in setting the underwriting direction of the company. This position is responsible for the acquisition and retention of profitable commercial BOP risks by evaluating the acceptability utilizing underwriting guidelines and company best practices.   This position is required to demonstrate complex decision-making with broad limits of authority to recommend pricing and risk exceptions where appropriate to maximize and meet business plans.


Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

      1. Support a profitable book of business by accepting or rejecting new, renewal, and endorsement applications in accordance with company guidelines.
      2. Maintain thorough knowledge of class of business and line of business trends, emerging market needs, issues and competition.
      3. Establish and maintain relationships with agents to understand their needs and provide service that responds to their needs.
      4. Contribute to business requirements, user acceptance testing, and special projects.
      5. Ensure standards for timeliness are met; confirm data integrity for discounts, exposure base, etc.
      6. Assist in the training of agents on systems, process, rules, and products
      7. Collaborate with internal and external partners, including marketing, product, risk management, executive staff, vendors, and agents.
      8. Cross-train with CRP underwriting staff to assist during times of overflow.

What We Offer You

  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • Generous health insurance package
              -  90% company paid benefit-rich Health Coverage
              -  100% company paid Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Coverage
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Paid time off
              -  11 Holidays
              -  12 days of Sick
              -  18 days of Vacation Annually
              -  16 hours of Community Volunteer Time
  • Professional Development
  • Corporate Events
  • Actuarial Development Bonus Program
  • Wellness Program with Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Business Casual Dress Code

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in commercial property lines underwriting – BOP underwriting experience is a plus
  • Professional designation (CPCU, AU, ARM) preferred

Required Skills

  • Excellent proficiency in Excel.  Knowledge of other Microsoft programs a plus.
  • Must have strong planning, analytical, decision-making and communication skills. 
  • Solid understanding of business to improve business outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to exchange ideas and convey complex information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas.


Centauri is located in beautiful Sarasota, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Sarasota offers a variety of outdoor activities like fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, biking, golfing and running throughout the year. Cultural amenities with museums and art galleries and a collection of unique restaurants provide experiences to interest everyone. Sarasota offers a strong economy with great schools, a variety of churches and family friendly parks and community activities. Florida has NO State Taxes!

Please note: Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check, education verification and reference checks are required prior to employment.