At Argo Group, you can be part of an organization where we are small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference.  You can make a direct impact while working in a high-performing, innovative and inclusive team.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients.  We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, frequent, integrated communication, and authentic recognition of excellence.   View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.   

The Environmental Division is actively recruiting Underwriters with flexibility for level and responsibilities based on experience.  The underwriters can sit in any Argo office or be remote and will underwrite new and renewal Package and/or Casualty business within the Environmental Division, according to authority level and established guidelines.

Classes of Business that we underwrite (our insureds):

  • Environmental Contractors & Environmental Consultants

  • Manufacturers & Distributors of Environmental Products and Select Industrial Use Products with Pollution Exposures

  • Environmental Facilities (Landfills, WWTPs, Recycling Facilities)

  • Fire & Water Restoration Contractors

  • General / Trade Contractors seeking Contractors Pollution Liability and/or Professional Liability

  • All types of Real Estate seeking Premises Pollution

  • Environmental Accounts seeking Excess Liability

  • Storage Tank Pollution

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Underwrite Environmental Insurance coverage lines including General Liability, Contractors, Pollution Liability, Professional Liability, Premises Pollution Liability and Excess Liability.

  • Review policies to verify acceptability based upon company underwriting guidelines and granted underwriting authority.

  • Determine whether to accept, modify, or decline risks.

  • Oversee and approve endorsements as indicated.

  • Utilize underwriting tools to determine accurate classifications, rates, and premium charges.

  • Consult with general agents/brokers to obtain further information, quote rates, or explain underwriting guidelines.

  • Create, analyze, and interpret data from various reports.

  • Manage assigned underwriting territory, including management of brokers and travel to broker offices.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:                                                                                                                           

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Engineering, Geology or related field of study or environmental insurance experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Environmental Consulting experience is a plus.  Includes but not limited to Phase I & Phase II investigations, Environmental Site Assessments, Remediation Projects, Environmental Compliance, Storage Tank work, etc., or,

  • Underwriting experience, preferably in Environmental or Casualty excess and surplus lines is a plus, but not required.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will be outgoing, and enjoy meeting people and building professional relationships.

  • Detail oriented with initiative and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.

  • A proven track record of A+ performance and exceeding expectations.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Very proficient in the use of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, ImageRight.

How We Work - Our Employee Values

Employees at Argo thrive together as a responsible, profitable specialty insurer where all stakeholders share in our success.  
We are committed to:

 

  • The entrepreneurial spirit

  • Doing the right thing

  • Collaborating

  • Respecting each other


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 


Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.   In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include retirement savings, matching 401K (US-based employees), generous paid time off (PTO), paid caregiver and parental leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that has resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.

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