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Field Motor Engineer Assessor/VDA

£28,000 to £35,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Field Motor Engineer Assessor/VDA Wiltshire, Hampshire or surrounding areas Full Time £28,000 to £35,000 per year AIA are one of the country s leading independent firms of consultant engineers and insurance assessors, and we provide nationwide coverage throughout the UK. Established in 1977, we have been providing first class engineering services to all sides of the insurance industry for over 35 years. What can AIA give to you? The remuneration package on offer for this position equates to an income between £28,000 to £35,000 per year, depending on experience. This is structured as a base salary plus additional report payments for each inspection and report the engineer completes 20 days holiday plus bank holidays A company car and fuel card A laptop and the required software will be provided together with fax/printer, mobile phone, sat-nav and other general items required to complete the role The Company also contributes towards the costs of providing broadband Internet for our staff engineers at their homes Are you the right person for us? A recognised motor vehicle repair apprenticeship and/or relevant motor vehicle-related training/qualifications Have current ATA Vehicle Damage Assessor accreditation Have qualified for IAEA membership or be working towards it (or willing to work towards it) To have a proven track record in vehicle damage and repair assessment Have a good understanding of basic insurance principles and the motor claims process To be self-motivated with the ability to work well with minimum supervision To always work with a high level of professionalism and ethical behaviour Have good organisational and time management skills Good working knowledge of motor vehicle construction and modern repair techniques To be able to consistently work with a high degree of accuracy Good working knowledge of computerised damage estimating systems, including Audatex & Glass s RE Good knowledge and skills relating to vehicle valuations Good knowledge and understanding of ABI salvage categorisation To have a proven track record of good negotiation skills To have good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to provide concise and accurate information in reports and other communications To be computer literate What will your role as a Field Motor Engineer Assessor/VDA look like? Carrying out inspections of all types of motor vehicles at repairer's premises, home addresses and owner's work addresses. Inspections are arranged in advance by our head office and sent to our staff engineers the evening before they are booked to allow them to plan their routes for the following day You would be expected to complete an average of 7 to 8 inspections each day in the areas you cover; by the nature of the job, some days may be busier and some quieter. You may be asked to complete image/desktop inspections as required to support our imaging engineers on quieter days in your area You would be expected to accurately assess damage and record vehicle details at each inspection, agree reasonable repair costs when an estimate is provided, or calculate your own repair costs with correct and appropriate repair methods (using Glass s Repair Estimate and eScribe) where no estimate is available or analysing repairer's estimates on Audatex when they are available You would need to consider the accident circumstances as advised and offer comments if any damage noted at time of inspection is not consistent with the circumstances; Each vehicle needs to be valued using Glass's MVA and on total loss cases supported by locating comparable vehicles currently offered for sale in the open market (i.e. examples from Autotrader) For a small number of our insurer clients you will be required to discuss/agree PAV's with vehicle owners on total loss claims You would need to work consistently within the SLA's we have with our work providers which means completing a report on the same day as inspection or providing an update to our head office advising the reason why a report cannot yet be completed Similarly you would need to deal with any supplementary estimates or report queries received following your initial report within 1 working day from receipt You will need to provide outstanding customer service to all parties you come into contact with throughout the inspection and reporting process If you are ready to start your career at AIA, then click APPLY now! We can t wait to hear from you! AIA works with third-party employment agencies. Once you have submitted your application it will be passed to the third party Recruiter who is responsible for processing your application. This will include holding and sharing your personal data, our legal basis for this is legitimate interest subject to your declared interest in a job. Our privacy policy can be found on our website and we can be contacted to confirm who your application has been forwarded to
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  • Job Reference: 707265581-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Associated Independent Assessors Ltd
    Associated Independent Assessors Ltd
  • Location: Swindon
  • Salary: £28,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent