• - UW - Environmental
  • CT, NJ, IL, GA, WI, USA
  • $80,000.00-$115,000.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision,Open Vacation Plan; Matching 401(k); Co. Paid Life Ins, STD, LTD; Generous Paid Sick & Family Bonding Leave; Tuition & Educational Reimbursements

Underwriter - Environmental

This is a hybrid position requiring 3 days in office at any one of the following office locations: Hartford, CT, Middleton, WI, Short Hills, NJ, Chicago, IL or Atlanta, GA.

At CapSpecialty, we are a specialty underwriting company being driven by well-informed, entrepreneurial and proactive employees. Come join our exciting company where you can really make an impact, and each individual's unique skills and talents are recognized and valued. You will find an accessible leadership team that welcomes opinions and ideas. We owe much of our success to our collaborative environment and set of three guiding principles rooted in customer-centricity, employee excellence and corporate culture.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages – including an innovative open vacation plan, generous paid sick and parental leave, fully vested matching 401k, company-paid group term life insurance and short- & long-term disability plans, professional and educational growth opportunities, flexible and casual work environment, and recognition for exceptional performance. Please see our full list of Total Rewards here.

CapSpecialty is seeking a Underwriter in our Environmental department to select profitable risks and manage book of business by underwriting new business opportunities or assigned renewals. Build solid relationships with brokers and co-workers by providing a high level of customer service and accountability.  Review submissions post triage and clearance, review underwriting information and determine if the account fits with our appetite. Prepare and issue quotes, binders, and perform mid-term servicing as required.


  • Process new business opportunities and triage submission data to determine if the opportunity is a fit to our appetite and if the target pricing is aligned with our profitability needs.  And/or process assigned renewals by reviewing current policy status and conditions, pricing, getting updated information, taking appropriate action and suspense for future actions.
  • Ensure smooth workflow and excellent customer service to agents by prioritizing multiple tasks, responding to inquiries, preparing pricing using the rating model, issuing detailed quotes, assisting with technical issues, utilizing effective problem solving, and by being available to deliver exceptional service.
  • Assist agents by responding to inquiries and assisting in coverage selection.
  • Review endorsements by evaluating impact of change, current policy status and conditions.
  • Ensure communication by working with other departments to explain, evaluate and resolve problems or issues of common concern.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Core Competencies:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of insurance contracts, basic accounting, risk management techniques, and state regulations. 
  • Skill in communicating verbally and in writing and in using computers. 
  • Ability to think clearly and quickly, work independently, work with others and analyze and problem solve.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, Associates degree In Risk Management, or equivalent, or combination of education and work experience
  • 3 to 5 years of industry experience as an underwriting assistant or a minimum 2 years direct underwriting experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Generally, 40 hours of work per week.  Additional hours and/or work outside normal business hours may be necessary.  May be required to lift up to 15 lbs at times.
  • Occasional travel may be required.


CapSpecialty is a leading provider of specialty insurance and bonds for small- to mid-sized businesses in the U.S., offering casualty, professional liability, surety and fidelity products in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By working with select partners through a limited distribution model, CapSpecialty's creative, hard-working team provides personalized service and cultivates mutually successful partnerships to deliver positive results. CapSpecialty is an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and its carriers have an A ("Excellent") rating from A.M. Best, writing both admitted and non-admitted policies. For more information, please visit

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