Insurance Manager

  • SSE plc
  • Glasgow, UK
  • 01 Nov, 2020
Full Time Insurance

Job Description

Base Location: Glasgow or Perth - ability to travel occasionally to SSE operational sites and London is essential

Salary: up to £55,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent Full Time | 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

The SSE Insurance function has a key part to play in protecting assets and liabilities arising from the many activities of the SSE Group, through the placement and administration of insurance coverage. In order to do so, we work in partnership with all SSE businesses (including certain Joint Venture organisations) to provide insurance solutions tailored to their specific needs while considering Group requirements. SSE operates in a highly regulated and competitive environment, and our role is to ensure that we gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the insurance strategy for our businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value for SSE now, and in the future.

What is the Role?

As Insurance Manager, you will assist in the management, placement and ongoing administration of insurance coverages placed on behalf of SSE's Group and Joint Venture Companies including preparation of underwriting submissions and presentations, reviewing policies and developing budget forecasts. Additionally, you'll support the development of insurance placements and the adherence to insurance procedures across the business. Maintaining awareness of developing risk issues and mitigating exposure through the placement of insurance coverage will also be a key part of the role. Competitive premium and coverage terms are of the highest importance and you'll need to engage with, and negotiate effectively with insurance brokers and insurance markets to ensure this is achieved. Whilst assisting in the annual renewal and budgeting processes you'll also engage with Finance colleagues on the Corporate recharge model.

An element of travel in the UK and Ireland will be necessary therefore a valid drivers licence is essential.

What do I need?

It is preferable that you hold a graduate level qualification in a relevant discipline and/or CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance or an IRM qualification or can evidence that you have made significant progress to achieving such a qualification.

You'll demonstrate experience in administering the insurance requirements of large corporate or risk-managed concerns which you'll have gained from working in either an insurance broking, insurance company or industry environment.

Your expertise should extend to having a broad understanding of a range of commercial insurance coverages available in the insurance market: in particular property, casualty and financial lines as well as construction insurance products and structures. An understanding of statutory engineering inspection requirements would also be beneficial.

Previous experience of administering the insurance requirements for power generation, offshore gas and owner-controlled construction placements would be an advantage.

The role will also require an aptitude in assessing and commenting on insurance related issues emanating from contract negotiations - from both an employer and contractor/ supplier perspective

You should be confident and comfortable in dealing with senior internal and external stakeholders, be reliable and honest with strong negotiating skills as well as having the ability to clearly articulate insurance coverage issues with non-insurance colleagues.

A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is crucial, as is your ability to effectively plan, organise and prioritise activities to ensure that you meet time-bound commitments. With teamwork as one of our core values you should enjoy working collaboratively, sharing best practice and supporting colleagues where possible.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with Hannah. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

The successful candidate will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal records check.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees...... click apply for full job details