Senior Property Adjuster

Crawford & Company Milwaukee , WI 53201

Posted 2 months ago

Excellence In Everything We Touch

Position Summary

Reviews and provides repair estimates for moderately complex to highly complex residential and commercial property claims by conducting thorough field investigations to evaluate damages and determine the scope and loss of property.

Responsibilities

  • Uses knowledge of property and construction to conduct onsite inspections of property damage and photograph claim sites to depict and substantiate losses or damage in order to establish appropriate loss estimates and reserves based on all client information. Maintains expected case load and high service standards and adherence to Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).

  • Investigates claims by interviewing claimants and witnesses, obtaining official reports, and comparing claim information with evidence gathered. Obtains necessary information from experts such as architects, engineers, builders, construction workers, police officers, health care practitioners, accountants, and others to fully and accurately assess the extent of the loss. Works cooperatively with expert witnesses, attorneys, public adjusters and carrier's examiners as needed to conduct investigations, confirm findings, support evaluations and control claim costs.

  • Examines claim forms, policies, endorsements, and client instructions to determine coverage by applying the understanding of insurance policies and policy interpretation.

  • Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information required by client, local, state and federal government and by Crawford. Maintains accurate, thorough field notes, journal entries, and time and expense records as needed. Prepares accurate, clear, thorough and concise reports and letters to insurance carriers on conclusions and recommendations. Ensures the accuracy of information collected and reported to guard against fraudulent claims.

  • Presents evidence at legal proceedings, producing reports and other documents as evidence

  • May assist and mentor junior adjusters with claims handling

  • Upholds the Crawford Code of Business Conduct at all times

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuing education and upholds company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations

  • Participates in special projects or performs duties in other areas as requested

Requirements

  • College Degree strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Advanced industry designations such as CPCU, AIC or PTC.

  • Five (5) or more years' experience resolving moderate to highly complex personal and commercial property loss claims

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong knowledge of property claim law.

  • Ability to analyze, interpret and capture pertinent information in reports.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and discern the essential from the non-essential.

  • Research and investigative abilities; negotiating, conflict resolution and persuasion abilities.

  • Solid time management skills and organizational ability.

  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging situations and people.

  • Must be a licensed adjuster as required by state and local laws;

  • Must have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record for company vehicle use;

  • Job may require travel overnight via commercial transportation or driving motor vehicles to any office locations where the Company does business, or other locations to conduct/attend training, conferences, meetings, and/or seminars

  • May be required to work additional hours, overtime hours, or non-standard hours, including varying work shifts, nights, weekends and holidays, based on workload and as the operation dictates

  • Strong PC/laptop skills to include a claims or appraisal system such as Xactimate and/or Simbility.

  • Company vehicle, cell phone, and laptop will be provided to qualified applicants that meet Crawford & Company's Background Check, Motor Vehicle Record, and Drug Screen requirements.

  • Must complete requirements as outlined in Crawford's career path and continuing education plan for position.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to talk and hear.

  • Ability to see and read.

  • Reaching and manual dexterity for operating computer keyboard.

  • While performing the duties of this position, auto travel may be required.

  • The employee is required to extend hands and arms in various directions in order to handle files and associated paperwork; use hands/fingers in repetitive motion in keyboard usage; use hands/fingers to efficiently utilize a writing instrument.

  • Stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, sitting, walking, pushing, pulling, is relative to office files, etc..

  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word is required, as well as the ability to convey detailed/important instructions in an accurate manner.

  • Ability to frequently talk or hear on a telephone and receive detailed information through oral communication is required.

  • Exertion up to 20 pounds of force is occasionally required and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

  • Visual activity requirements are those of Clerical Administrative. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal, extensive reading, operation of machines, and using measurement devices.

  • Ability to ascend or descend stairwells.

  • Ability to climb up to and on rooftops.

  • Ability to climb ladders to inspect roofing/structural damage, and in some cases the ability to enter enclosed spaces

  • Ability to maintain balance when walking on narrow, slippery, or sloping surfaces.

  • Ability to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions.

  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word is required, as well as the ability to convey detailed/important instructions in an accurate manner.

  • Ability to frequently talk or hear on a telephone and receive detailed information through oral communication is required.

  • Visual activity requirements are those of Clerical Administrative. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal, extensive reading, operation of machines, and using measurement devices.

About Us

People taking care of people. It's that simple. At Crawford & Company, we treat our clients' policyholders like our own, helping to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities at all points of the claims management process. Combining a legacy of nearly 80 years of unmatched experience with global capabilities and industry-leading technology, Crawford is at the forefront of change, while also staying firmly rooted to our commitment to putting people first.

We are guided by our collective value system: RESTORE.

We believe in leading by example at work and in our communities. We hail from more than 70 countries and speak dozens of languages, reflecting the global fabric of the audience we serve. Though our reach is vast, we proudly operate as One Crawford: united in mission, vision and values. Learn more at www.crawfordandcompany.com.

In addition to a competitive salary, Crawford offers you:

  • Career advancement potential locally, nationally and internationally. Crawford & Company has more than 700 locations in 70 countries

  • On-going training opportunities through every stage of your career

  • Strong benefits package including matching 401k; health, dental, and life insurance; employee stock purchase plans; tuition reimbursement and so much more.

Crawford & Company participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V Crawford & Company is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Crawford via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Crawford HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Crawford. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Crawford as a result of the referral or through other means.


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