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NGV Lead Representative, Insurance

Job ID 33816 Location Brooklyn, New York; Syracuse, New York; Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Finance and Risk Department Group Risk and Insurance

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About us

National Grid is hiring a Lead Insurance Representative to join our Group Insurance and Claims team in Brooklyn, NY; Syracuse, NY or Waltham, MA.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record put us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today, and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Insurance Manager supports National Grid’s strategic goals by providing excellent insurance, claims and risk management advice and support, with a particular focus on partnering the National Grid Ventures and National Grid Renewables business across both the UK and US. The Insurance Manager provides insurance consultancy and solutions for new projects and technologies and is responsible for identifying insurable risks and managing them through cost effective provisions of insurance solutions. The Insurance Manager supports the global insurance and reinsurance strategy and solutions by providing strategic thinking, data collection and representation of material matters and exposures. 

This role reports to the NGV Insurance and Claims Partner and maintains close relationships across the Group Insurance and Claims team. 

Key Accountabilities

•    Leading in the assessment, review and recommendation of insurance requirements for designated businesses and investment projects across National Grid. 
•    Implement approved insurance strategies to ensure appropriate protection of National Grid’s assets, insurable liabilities and new business developments.
•    Leading special studies to ensure placement of coverage with proper limits of coverage, deductibles and retentions. 
•    Set direction by maintaining up to date knowledge of insurance markets 
•    Advise businesses on issues related to risk and insurance within commercial contracts 
•    Provision of credible data and analysis to support underwriting disclosure to various insurers/reinsurers
•    Drive performance improvements by establishing and sharing best practice, challenging peers and maintaining key relationships across the insurance sector


Knowledge and Skills:
•    Detailed knowledge of usual lines of insurance coverage purchased by a corporation the size of National Grid 
•    Experience in leading and placing insurance policies in the US, UK or global insurance markets
•    Experience in placing and managing large construction projects – preferably in the renewable energy sector
•    Self-discipline and strong organisational skills
•    Ability to review and advise on insurance provisions within project and finance documents, including liaison with lenders’ legal and other advisors
•    Able to communicate group insurance strategy to key stakeholders at all levels
•    Ability to work collaboratively with others
•    Building and developing strong cross-functional business partnerships
•    Drive for timely claim recovery by project managing teams of asset managers, operations and maintenance professionals, and other relevant stakeholders within the company. 
•    Incorporate learnings from claims into modified development, construction, and operation practices that seek to reduce the frequency and severity of any future claims.
•    Negotiate with internal business partners, insurance brokers, insurance consultants through written and verbal communications.
•    A positive attitude, high motivation, and the ability to maintain a culture that is based on teamwork, respect, and integrity.

Experience Required:
•    Demonstrable experience within the insurance and risk management profession gained from in-house positions, insurance underwriting or brokerage experience - renewable energy (preferred)
•    Experience in leading and placing insurance programs in the US, UK or global insurance markets
•    Experience in reviewing and negotiating insurance terms and conditions including policy wording reviews
•    Excellent written / oral communication and presentation skills 
•    Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines.

More Information


$99k to $139k a year, Syracuse, NY

$118k to $167k a year, New York, NY

$110k to $155k a year, Waltham, MA

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.  

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