Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

SDP Underwriter

Location US-AL-Birmingham
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Brasfield & Gorrie, a recognized leader in the construction industry, has an exciting opportunity available for a Risk Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama. The position requires strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities, business management acumen and must demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, and time management skills, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.


Responsibilities and Essential Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Underwrite and assess risk for Subcontractor Default Protection (SDP) Program
  • Analyze trade contractor fiscal year-end and interim financial statements to meet SDP criteria
  • Perform credit analysis and make appropriate recommendations to project teams
  • Accountable for accurate underwriting documentation in company database, adhering to documentation standards
  • Manage book of trade contractor business and maintain good quality of trade contractors
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with colleagues, preconstruction, and operations
  • Work strategically and tactically with colleagues, preconstruction, and operations to ensure maximum use and understanding of SDP Program goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate superior customer service (consistency, quick response, and knowledge of the SDP Program)

Education - Skills - Knowledge - Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field required
  • 2 plus years’ experience in Surety Underwriting or Banking environment preferred
  • Proficient in financial accounting and math skills
  • Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products (specific importance placed on use of Excel)
  • Understanding of construction/risk management industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Functions effectively as part of a team
  • Dependability, proactive, motivated
  • Ability to always maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Exhibits strong leadership qualities
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong decision making/problem solving skills
  • Adaptable and open to change
  • Seeks new knowledge/experience


The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Building Your Brasfield & Gorrie Career

Start your career in a big way
No matter your starting point, when you join the Brasfield & Gorrie family, you open the door to a rewarding career at one of the most respected and dynamic companies in the industry. Here you decide your path and what you will make of your career—and your life.


We value everyone
At Brasfield & Gorrie, we see our purpose as building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. Valuing everyone is essential to our purpose, so for us, valuing diversity and inclusion is more than a lofty company commitment; it’s a way of building relationships that helps us live our purpose in our daily work.


You’ll benefit from working at Brasfield & Gorrie
By offering a strong foundation of employee benefits, we ensure that you and your family have the tools and means to prosper. We’re proud to provide a competitive benefits and compensation package. Our employees have access to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), wellness programs, career development classes, and many more benefits. We’re proud to be ranked by both Top Workplaces and Best Places to Work in multiple cities!


About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We're skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 3,000 employees. Our 2020 revenues were $3.9 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2020.


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