Vehicle Damage Assessor

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Accident Repair Centre, Vehicle Damage Assessor

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Georgia Trew

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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ATA VDA / Estimator
£35 - £40k Basic
Farnborough, Hants
Accident Repair Centre

Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator Required for Independent Automotive Bodyshop.

Our Client, an independent in the Farnborough Area are currently looking for an experienced Bodyshop Estimator to join their team.

A minimum of 2 years experience within this role or similar is essential.
ATA qualified is preferred however not essential.

You will be responsible for assisting with assessing the level and extent of damage to vehicles following accidents. Determine if the vehicle can be repaired and the work that needs to be carried out in order to repair it.

Duties will commonly include:
* Negotiating contracts with material suppliers
* Monitoring efficiency of work and processes to ensure quality repairs
* Supporting team members when required
* Maintaining equipment used in the bodyshop and ensuring regular services and maintenance checks are monitored
* Recruiting personnel to ensure the bodyshop is adequately staffed
* Directing team members in handling day to day problems
* Assessing the extent of damage to the structural, body, mechanical, electrical and interior components of the vehicle
* Estimating parts and labour costs to repair damage
* Preparing insurance forms to indicate repair costs and recommendations

You will need to demonstrate:
* The ability to keep up to date with developments in engine and electrical technologies
* Strong communication skills
* Good time management skills
* The ability to work on your own
* Strong management and leadership skills
* Good communication and organisational skills
* The ability to work under pressure
* Problem solving skills
* The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative

Working hours for this Vehicle Damage Assessor Job are Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm with 1 in 3 Saturdays 8:30am - 12pm. The salary is dependent on experience and we will be considering anyone from bodyshop advisor's looking to move up in their career to well experienced estimators.

The Basic salary is up to £40k experience dependable

At Perfect Placement we specialise in Automotive Careers, so if this Bodyshop Job interests you and you would like to know more about it or other Estimator Jobs in Aldershot, Camberley, Farnborough, Guildford or other areas within Surrey, please contact Georgia Trew at Perfect Placement.

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