VDA / Estimator

  • Location:

    Cardiff, Wales

  • Sector:

    Accident Repair Centre, Vehicle Damage Assessor

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  • Salary:

    Salary Fully Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Joshua Friend

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator required in Cardiff!
  • Fully negotiable starting salary plus bonus and overtime earned!
  • Mon to Fri 8:30am-5:00pm and 1 in 2 Sat 8:30am-12:30pm!
Our client, an automotive vehicle accident repair centre based in the Cardiff region, are currently looking to recruit an experienced and professional Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) / Estimator to join their busy bodyshop in Cardiff.
Reporting to the Bodyshop Manager and working alongside another VDA / Estimator, 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 unauthorised estimates and reporting reasons.
  • Once authorisation has been gained liaise with bodyshop 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 & Safety regulations and policies applicable to your position and working environment.
In order to be eligible for this position you will ideally live in the Cardiff region or within a reasonable commuting distance of Cardiff. You will hold strong and successful experience in vehicle estimating and be Audatex trained/qualified. An Automotive Technical Accreditation (ATA) and any manufacturer approved training would be advantageous but is non-essential to our client. A UK driving license with minimal points is also essential.
For your hard work, our client is offering:
  • Fully negotiable starting pending experience and current earnings.
  • Generous performance related bonus structure.
  • Overtime subject to availability paid at time and a half rate.
  • Car benefits scheme as well as staff purchase discounts.
  • 22 days annual holiday plus the bank holidays.
  • Full in-house and manufacturer accredited training provided.
  • Fantastic long-term career prospects with a long-established accident repair centre in the Cardiff region.
  • Working hours from Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm and one in two Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm paid as overtime.
If this Vehicle Estimator Job interests you or you would like to find out more about any other Automotive Jobs in the Cardiff area then please contact Josh Friend at Perfect Placement today!
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