Posted: 71 days ago

ATA Vda Estimator

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Uxbridge, Greater London

Job type: Permanent

Category: Vehicle Damage Assessor


Our European Head Quarters based in Uxbridge (near Heathrow Airport) employs approximately 350 people and we’re currently looking for an ATA VDA Estimator (Body Damage Estimator) to join our exceptional team.

Your journey at Hertz

As an ATA VDA Estimator operating in accordance with all Hertz current policies and procedures & working as a fully productive member of the body engineering team. You will answer vendor, branch and internal queries, documenting actions, selecting the most cost effective & time efficient repair method(s) in line with BVRLA and manufacturer guidelines.

The duties will include

  • Negotiating the most cost effective repair.
  • Extensive knowledge of smart repair methods.
  • Authorise estimates from repairers, using recognised engineering principals to reduce costs.
  • Estimating sufficient volumes of repairs in line with business requirements
  • Liaising with Hertz internal mechanical engineers, independent engineers, Hertz Claims management team as required
  • Reduce repair downtime and cost.
  • Daily, monitor ‘No Rev’ on daily reports
  • Ensuring that all deadlines are met

The Role: Taking the Wheel at Hertz:

  • Recent experience within the Body Repair Industry, (volume related) is desirable
  • Have extensive and ‘current’ knowledge of repair techniques (including Smart Repair).
  • Ability to Empathise - taking ownership of the issue
  • Ability to manage resource (internal and external)
  • Self-motivated, commercially aware, reliable and able to work on own initiative
  • Use of Ariba (training provided)
  • Familiarity with no-rev scenarios would be an advantage
  • Flexible attitude and ability to work well under pressure
  • Flexible working location essential

Your Skills: What puts you in the driving seat?

  • City and Guilds or HNC is desirable with a bias towards bodywork
  • Member of the IMI preferred
  • Previous experience of the body repair industry (volume related experience desirable)
  • Must have motor trade estimating experience
  • Professional Basic competence in Excel & Word
  • Data presentation and manipulation
  • Proficient in spoken/written English

Your benefits:  Fuelling your journey

  • Medical cash plan including dental, optical and therapy treatments
  • Career Development and Progression
  • Incentive bonus
  • Wide range of training and development courses available to all employees
  • Free coffee, tea and refreshments
  • Free on-site Staff Parking
  • Onsite Gym
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Pension scheme
  • Car Rental discount including friends & family members
  • Discount Portal, savings on anything from cinema tickets to Holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme

About Us

The Hertz Corporation has an exciting portfolio of rental car brands – including Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly - as well as the fleet management company Donlen. We are one of the largest worldwide airport vehicle rental companies, and the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized in the world.
Our mission is to be the preferred rental car company and you have the opportunity to help steer this mission. Get in touch today and APPLY NOW.



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