Vehicle Damage Assessor - Basingstoke - £40,000

Location Basingstoke
Discipline: Service Engineering
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: ££40000 - £41000 per annum
Contact name: Carl Farrell

Contact email: carl@chartwellrecruitment.com
Job ref: CF -_1715690261
Published: 15 days ago
Vehicle Damage Assessor - Basingstoke - £40,000

Client

My client are an industry leader within the Vehicle Damage Assessor, Covering a number of contracts throughout the South East

An excellent opportunity has arisen within the Basingstoke area for an experienced Vehicle Damage Assessor

Responsibilities:

Vehicle Inspection: Conduct thorough inspections of damaged vehicles to assess the extent of damage, including structural, mechanical, and cosmetic damage.

Damage Assessment: Evaluate damage to vehicles and determine the scope of repairs required. This may include assessing damage to bodywork, paintwork, chassis, suspension, and other components.

Cost Estimation: Calculate the cost of repairs based on labor, parts, and materials required. Provide accurate estimates for insurance claims, customer quotes, and repair work.

Documentation: Prepare detailed damage assessment reports, including photographs, diagrams, and written descriptions of damage findings. Maintain accurate records of assessments and repair estimates.

Communication: Communicate assessment findings and repair estimates to insurance companies, customers, and repair technicians. Provide explanations and recommendations regarding repair options and cost implications.

Negotiation: Negotiate repair costs with insurance adjusters, customers, and repair facilities to ensure fair and reasonable pricing for repair work.

Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service by addressing customer inquiries, concerns, and requests related to vehicle damage assessments and repairs.

Quality Control: Ensure that repairs meet industry standards and specifications. Conduct follow-up inspections to verify the quality and completeness of repair work.

Technical Knowledge: Stay updated on automotive technology, repair techniques, and industry trends to enhance assessment accuracy and efficiency.

Qualifications:

Automotive Background: Previous experience in automotive repair, vehicle inspection, or collision repair is preferred.

Technical Skills: Strong technical knowledge of vehicle systems, components, and repair processes. Familiarity with auto body repair techniques, painting methods, and mechanical systems.

Analytical Abilities: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to accurately assess vehicle damage and calculate repair costs.

Communication Skills: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with customers, insurance companies, and repair technicians.

Attention to Detail: Keen attention to detail to identify and document all aspects of vehicle damage accurately.

Computer Proficiency: Proficiency in using computerized estimating systems, automotive repair software, and standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Office).

Certifications: Relevant certifications or training in vehicle damage assessment, estimating, or collision repair (e.g., I-CAR certifications) may be advantageous.

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