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Vehicle Damage Assessor

Salary: £39,000

Location: Coleshill

Job type: Permanent

Category: Coleshill

We have an exciting opportunity for a Vehicle Damage Assessor ( VDA ) Estimator to join our client accident bodyshop repair workshop near Coleshill, Birmingham / Coventry.  Our client is an expanding group that specialise in accident management, and bodyshop repair services, who partner with some of the country’s best-known fleet providers and insurers to service hundreds of thousands of claims a year across it's network or repairers.  The Vehicle Damage Assessor VDA Estimator will have a keen eye and excellent attention to detail as you accurately assess damage to vehicles and identify repair methods, using systems to create and track estimates. Great communication skills will help you to explain the repair procedure to customers and the workshop. Vehicle Damage Assessor Estimator Key Responsibilities: Inspect damaged vehicles and assess the full extend of the damage sustained accurately. Carry out visual inspections to identify any accidental damage caused to avoid uninsured loss damage costs. Identify the correct prescribed repair method through reference to manufacturer’s authorised repair methodology. Estimate required repairs together with the time to be allowed, materials and parts required, considering the most economical repair method using both manual and electronic methods. Communicate effectively with customers, engineers, and technicians to ensure understanding of correct vehicle repair methodology. Explain repair procedure and process to the workshop and customers with varying levels of understanding. Ability to value vehicles at a market value to determine the repairable economics of a damaged vehicle. Review all open job cards daily and report any ongoing challenges. Ensure all chargeable materials are recorded on job cards for invoicing purposes. Maintain awareness of incoming vehicles and flag any issues. Awareness and compliance of Health & Safety requirements. Assist in the correct evaluation and justification of bodywork warranty claims and provide comprehensive explanations thereof. Bring to customers’ attention any problems, faults and other issues that might impact on the performance and safety of their vehicles. Skills & Experience: ATA VDA Vehicle Damage Assessor. Relevant experience as an estimator. Ability to qualify and quantify repairs required. Ability to negotiate effectively with third parties. Audatex Trained. Escribe trained and Adherence. Ability to discuss and negotiate agreeable solutions to customer problems. Ability to maintain personal technical knowledge and skills including SMART repairs. Benefits: 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing to a maximum of 28 with service Health Shield cash health plan for all Annual pay review Bonus scheme Life assurance: three times basic salary Free breakfast cereals and milk daily Free fruit – every Monday French Friday – weekly pastries Annual summer and Christmas parties This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, professional team offering excellent working conditions and prospects

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