Motor Claims Engineer
Motor Claims Engineer Halifax, West Yorkshire £27,000 - £33,000 Our Client operates a 300 strong body shop network across the U.K. Using flexible, responsive and innovative solutions they deliver a top quality and fast repair management service. The company is based in the stunning location of Halifax’s Dean Clough Mills formerly the site of the world’s largest carpet factory. It is now home to a business community of over 4000 people. As a member of the internal desk-based engineering team you will be responsible conducting desktop inspections in a timely manner which is specific to the requirements of the client. You will validate and justify all estimated costs are fair, reasonable and related to the incident in question. ATA/VDA, IMI or IAEA Audatex HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) is desirable but not essential Computer literacy is important but so is customer interaction; you must be able to liaise and communicate effectively with a wide range customers and clients. Motor engineering and body shop experience. Experience of working with a large range of vehicles. Ability to work using your own initiative. Effective communicator who can liaise with all parties at any level. An understanding of Motor Claims Handling. A proactive decision maker who can solve complex problems with practical solutions. Desktop Inspections Check all estimated costs are fair and reasonable. Validate decision on parts repair or replace Check incident circumstances against work estimated for to see if the damage could be related to the incident. Check estimates are with in customer specific rates Negotiate with repairers in order to reduce inflated costs. Correctly value vehicles for total losses. Set and estimate approximate repair times Produce appropriate engineering reports Please note: Salary is dependent on experience although we would be prepared to increase for HGV experience.