Selective Insurance Company of America

  • Safety Management Senior Specialist

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Experience (Years)
    Safety Management/Loss Control
    Full-Time Regular
    FLSA Status
    Job ID
    Travel %
    Auto Reimbursement
  • Overview

    We have an exciting opportunity available in Chicago!  Under limited supervision, this position provides a thorough, professional level of hazard detection, risk evaluation, and improvement recommendations initially for underwriting purposes, but primarily focused on the benefit for the insured customer. Most of the workload will consist of the region’s largest, most challenging accounts. Between 40% and 70% of the work performed is expected to be consulting service work for customers receiving ongoing safety management service. This will involve identifying exposures with significant loss potential, investigation of cause/effect of major losses and hazards, and determining alternate methods of control that can be recommended to the customer.  All job duties and responsibilities must be carried out in compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.


    • Assess the operations of large, more complicated commercial accounts to identify potential loss producing conditions and practices for each of the typical coverages provided to such customers. Determine reasonable control plans for those identified potential loss sources. Draft recommendations for improvement.  Advise underwriters of these conditions and recommendations for reducing the risk of loss. Submit recommendations to the customer and their agent. Document customer response to those recommendations and plans. 
    • Prepares quality written safety management reports to communicate and document risk evaluation to internal staff. Prepares quality written safety management business letters and special reports to communicate and document risk evaluation activities and results to external customers and agents.
    • Analyze the loss history of accounts to identify loss sources, trends in accident frequency and severity, reach meaningful conclusions from the analyses, and provide clear reports to customers, agents, and underwriters.
    • Achieve service account impact and retention ratio annual improvement. Maintain qualifying Large Accounts on continuing service. Ensure service objectives address top loss drivers and that recommended solutions in action plans are designed to provide measurable risk reduction commensurate with corporate return on investment (ROI) goals. 
    • Effectively communicates verbally, and in writing, with internal and external customers to review exposures, discuss action plans and encourage additional service. 
    • Efficiently manage work scheduling in order to meet production and core time distribution goals.
    • Prepare and present intermediate level technical presentations and safety training programs to internal or insured groups on a variety of safety topics and issues.
    • Maintain current knowledge of state of the art loss prevention and safety management techniques through self-education and training programs.  This includes a strong knowledge of nationally recognized codes and standards as well as appropriate state regulations.


    A Bachelor’s level college degree in a physical science or engineering discipline is preferred. A special academic focus on Occupational Safety and Health, or Risk Management is preferred.


    The following experience level is required:

     Loss Prevention engineering and fire safety technology proficiency normally acquired through 6 -10 years of full time employment in this discipline. A commensurate level of knowledge of OSHA, NFPA and other similar technical standards, along with a working knowledge of commercial property casualty insurance coverages and risk evaluation techniques is also required.

    Ability and desire to engage in weekly travel to meet with customers and agents, assess risk, develop and help implement customer risk control plans. 

    Ability to effectively communicate with customers and agents and inspire others to adopt loss control strategies and reach their loss reduction goals.  Must be able to build effective relationships with agents, regional underwriting, management and peers. Must be able to develop and present an effective technical training session to a group.

    Must have valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing.

     Demonstrate a basic proficiency in usage of computer tools including: Internet research applications, Microsoft Office, AuSum, eSelect tools, Cognos reports, etc.



    Selective is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Selective maintains a drug-free workplace.





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