Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator

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    Accident Repair Centre, Vehicle Damage Assessor

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  • Salary:

    £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ben Loft

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  • Contact phone:

    01895 320956

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  • Published:

    4 days ago

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Vehicle Damage Assessor/Estimator required in Bristol!

- Starting salary up to £30,000 per annum pending, OTE £40,000
- 42.5 hours per week, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and with 1 in 2 Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm
- Great opportunity to work with one of the largest accident repair groups in the South West

Our client, a large multi-site automotive accident repair group established throughout South West, are currently looking to recruit an experienced and professional Vehicle Damage Assessor/Estimator to join their busy bodyshop in Bristol.

Reporting to the Bodyshop Manager, your main purpose will be to carry out estimates as specified by insurers/customers ensuring that the vehicle repair can be carried out efficiently and that by doing so a satisfactory profit margin can be generated.

- To prepare manual and computerised estimates efficiently and ensure that it conforms to the requirements laid down by the insurance company/customer in order that customer care/satisfaction standards are maintained at all times.
- To maintain a file of all estimates undertaken making sure that all work that is not automatically authorised is clearly identified. Ensure that any such work does not commence until authorisation is gained, following-up any unauthorized estimates and reporting reasons.
- Once authorisation has been gained liaise with the body shop personnel and make sure that they understand fully the work to be done as per the estimate. Alternately communicate to the Bodyshop if, by agreement with the insurance company, the vehicle is deemed a “total loss”.
- To be aware of and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations and policies applicable to your position and working environment.

In order to be eligible for this VDA position, you will hold strong and successful experience in vehicle estimating and ideally be Audatex trained/qualified. Automotive Technical Accreditation (ATA), experience with the Autoflow Bodyshop Management System, and manufacturer training would be advantageous but is non-essential to our client. A UK driving license with minimal points is essential however.

For your hard work our client is offering:

- Starting salary up to £30,000 per annum pending experience and current earnings.
- Generous incentivised bonus structure creating a potential annual earnings of £40,000
- 20 days annual leave plus the bank holidays.
- Full in-house training provided.
- Fantastic long-term career development prospects with one of the largest accident repair groups in South West.
- Working hours of 42.5 hours per week, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday and with 1 in 2 Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm

If you think you have the skillset and experience listed above then please get in contact with Ben Loft at Perfect Placement Automotive Recruitment TODAY!

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