Desk Surveyors

London (Central), London (Greater)
£42,000 starting salary
25 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Desk Surveyors to join our regional Property Field team covering the South-West, London, East Anglia and Scotland areas.

This is a home-based role with UK travel involved. Flexible hours are also required which may include evenings and weekends.


You will be responsible for providing a customer focused and cost-effective service by handling claims from instruction to completion.

Your role will involve undertaking desk (virtual) assessment of lower/ mid complex claims; focusing on suitability for the virtual assessment category.

You will apply your extensive buildings pathology expertise to drive excellence in the validation and routing process; effectively scoping work (in line with policy cover) using a pricing schedule to define the process using the agreed criteria and technical knowledge of the industry.

What will you do in this role?

Demonstrate effective cost management on all claims, evidenced by control of
cost/indemnity within policy, principles and standards

Virtually assess, validate and quantify all types of property claims in line with policy cover

Update the customer to ensure they are clear who is handling the claim; effectively communicating the repudiation of claims and managing claim settlement cost.

Report and estimate insurance related repairs and other consequential losses using current claims scoping and claims tracking software

Route assessments accordingly for part or full physical (field) assessment to in-house or specialist teams where required

Set correct expectations and next steps with customers/brokers throughout claim cycle

Arrange and lead specialist inspections for roof and

Asbestos testing Assign and manage local and national network suppliers

Actively handle cost on allocated claims by conducting investigations and negotiations with our customers

Manage work in progress and update systems/digital hubs to lead workflow and maintain real time view for customers and business

What skills and experience do you need?

Experience of scoping, scheduling, prescribing and procurement works

Good insurance industry knowledge related to home and commercial property

Experience of handling property claims at notification stage and appreciation of routing rules and capability needs to meet customer demand

Technical knowledge and experience of repair work on occupied building premises

Strong technical skills and knowledge of planning (law and management), construction methods, design work, IT and MMC (modern methods of construction)

Project management awareness and ability to apply this principle to day running of claims

Ability to estimate building costs for repairs using defined schedules of rates or other building techniques

Experience of effectively running costs on settlements, strong influencing and negotiation skills to settle the claims fairly and promptly

Ability to advise and comment on a range of construction techniques from
domestic to commercial including maintenance, refurbishment and restoration

Dilapidation and defect analysis awareness, including the ability to diagnose and propose restorative works

Leak detection awareness, including methods of detection, restorative works, re-routing contingencies and consequential outcomes

Qualifications BDMA accreditation (required) HNC/HND or similar Surveying Qualification (preferred) Accreditation to CII, CIOB, CILA, RICS (desirable)

What will you get for this role?

Salary of £26k to £35k depending on skills, experience and qualifications Generous defined contribution pension scheme

Annual performance related bonus and pay review

Holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days Up to 40% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme We care about the well-being of our employees

How you feel at home, work and all aspects of your life are important to us.

Our programme – 'Be Healthy', 'Be Mindful', 'Be Secure' and 'Be Awesome' supports your physical, mental, financial and social well-being. Here are just a few highlights:

You'll be able to download Aviva Digital GP - a 24/7 personal GP service that enables you to get a video consultation with a GP and pharmacy service at the touch of a button We offer all UK employees subscriptions to Headspace for FREE

We have subsidised 70% off the normal gym membership prices, meaning for a reduced monthly fee you will have access to a wide range of fitness venues Additional Information One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work.

This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

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