H.W. Kaufman Group

Associate Underwriter

Location US-MI-Farmington Hills | US-CO-Centennial
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Burns & Wilcox



The Burns & Wilcox Environmental Center of Excellence (COE) is seeking an entry level Associate Underwriter, eager to expand their knowledge in the Energy Industry.  The Environmental COE has specialized knowledge of energy exposures and their potential impact on our clients’ business. The dedicated energy professionals at Burns & Wilcox have unrivaled expertise and unlimited access to the broadest range of environmental products. 


  • Build agent relationships, find sources of business, and be creative in placing risks and product opportunities
  • Seek opportunities to access new insurance markets and products
  • Play a producer role in the dynamic growth of a highly successful and consistently profitable company
  • Use cutting-edge technology to deliver high quality service to agents and agencies
  • Partner with a service-oriented corporate headquarters staff
  • Define and monitor successful sales and marketing strategies in cooperation with senior management
  • Be technologically savvy and data driven and develop those capabilities in the branch office team
  • Supervise execution of company underwriting guidelines, corporate policy and procedures, and compliance with contract terms
  • Manage relationships with retail agents and branch underwriter/broker producers
  • Drive consistency and quality in operational processes 
  • Find and cultivate brokerage markets
  • Find and build agent relationships to promote business growth
  • Be creative in developing solutions for individual risk placement as well as program business development



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the insurance industry
  • Insurance license preferred



  • Competitive base compensation
  • Health benefits & 401K with employer match
  • Employer paid continuing education courses and designations
  • Many opportunities for career advancement

About Our Company


Burns & Wilcox is the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager. In 1969, the late Herbert W. Kaufman recognized an opportunity to fill a void in the industry by establishing Burns & Wilcox as a wholesale brokerage and underwriting organization that would provide brokers and agents with unique access to a variety of insurance markets and help place their specialty risks. Today under the leadership of Mr. Kaufman’s son, Alan Jay Kaufman, that entrepreneurial spirit is thriving as Burns & Wilcox offers comprehensive solutions for retail insurance agents of all sizes, from the large alphabet houses to the more than 30,000 brokers and agent partners worldwide.


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