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Estimate Review Specialist Sr

Company: Sedgwick
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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Estimate Review Specialist Sr
IF YOU CARE, THERES A PLACE FOR YOU HERE
For a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwicks talented team of 27,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assetstheir employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To review all estimates and supporting documentation submitted by contractors/adjusters, using Xactimate, Symbility, and other estimating applications; to ensure estimates follow client and regulatory requirements and meet Sedgwick Repair Solutions guidelines while replacing a field adjuster if needed, and to serve as a subject matter expert on property restoration scope.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts quality reviews of contractor documentation for repair estimates to ensure it meets local area codes, industry and manufacturer requirements, and is within the guidelines of the carrier and VeriClaim Repair Solutions.

Negotiates with adjusters, contractors, and others as necessary to reach agreement on final scope.

Creates, reviews, and sends fair and accurate estimates through various platforms.

Records data around initial estimates reviewed, number of reviews, and rejections on all files.

Identifies any differences and validates that any differences are justified in accordance with standard industry practices or code.

Reviews justifications and uses independent judgment and discretion

Aides contractors on how to handle specific types of repairs.

Writes estimates including but not limited to: supporting items to meet safety and/or other local/state/federal agency requirements, type and content of supporting documentation for accounts receivable, and scope differences.

Receives and responds to e-mails/communications from Contractors or from Carriers regarding questions.

Provides input for the establishment and update of storm guidelines.

Determines if emergency repairs are appropriate to be made (met technical requirements for temporary repairs) and authorizes Contractors to perform the justified services.

Monitors, assists, tracks, and provides approval for all claims that are re-inspected by the Carrier.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supports the organization's quality program(s).

Travels as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree in building construction from an accredited college or university preferred.
Experience
Five (5) years of experience in insurance adjusting or construction background or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience using Xactimate estimating software preferred.
Skills & Knowledge
Strong working knowledge of repair practices/construction estimating

Excellent oral and written communication skills

PC literate, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Analytical and interpretive skills

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to perform multiple tasks and set priorities

Strong customer service skills

Ability to work independently or in a team environment

Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies

WORK ENVIRONMENT
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical:
Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.

Must be able to kneel, squat or bend.

Must be able to work outdoors in hot and/or cold weather conditions.

Have the ability to climb, crawl, stoop, kneel, reaching/working overhead,

Be able lift/carry up to 50 pounds

Be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds.

Be able to drive up to 4 hours per day.

Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE: Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

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