Markel Corporation

Surety Project Monitoring Underwriting Assistant

Posted on Dec 5 Austin, TX


What we look for Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level ofcustomer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:
Markel Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, is seeking a Surety Contract Underwriting Assistant for the Project Monitoring Unit Division. The primary responsibility for this person will be to process monthly status inquiries for all applicable contract bonds company-wide. This includes monitoring and processing all incoming and outgoing statuses on those bonds while maintaining system files in a current status at all times. The Project Monitoring Unit Underwriting Assistant is a team position working closely with other Underwriting Assistants, Claims Dept., Watch Unit, and Contract Underwriters. This position requires a person with great attention to detail, and thorough follow-through on all tasks outlined in the Project Monitoring Unit manual. Customer service skills are important in dealing with Obligees on bonded construction projects.

Job Responsibilities Include:
  • Run monthly report of Contract Status Inquiries (CSI's) to be reviewed and sent
  • Maintain and update monthly and cyclical Tracking Lists Process outgoing run – fax, mail, email
  • Process NPBR List to prepare monthly run
  • Check status on all DOT bonds and bonds in FDS
  • Contact and build relationships with Obligees for contract status monitoring once trained
  • Prioritize and process incoming CSIs – review and sort upon receipt
  • Maintain accurate structure of system files in a timely manner
  • Maintain suspense calendar other follow-up procedures
  • Provide direct support to Watch Unit, Claims Dept., Underwriting Department
  • Close bonds – straights ups and initiate those with premium adjustments
  • Prioritize and manage multiple processes simultaneously independent of oversight
  • Follow specific written & verbal procedures as outlined in the PMU Procedures Manual
  • Perform special projects and other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications/Skill Sets Required:
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook; Internet Explorer
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form
  • Use initiative to prioritize work after receiving training
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce error-free work and achieve high levels of accuracy. Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with customers and employees in a professional manner
  • Team player that works well in a collaborative environment

"Why work for us?"
Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors
Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit
As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.