Inland Marine Technical Specialist - Builders Risk

Naperville, Illinois

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Under general supervision, the position is responsible for estimating, investigating, evaluating, reserving, negotiating and resolving assigned first party Specialty Property claims. Claim types will include but may not be limited to Builders Risk and Installation.

Satisfying customer needs and ensuring file quality.

This job does not manage staff.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Handles 1st party Property claims of medium to high severity and complexity as assigned. Completes field inspection of losses including accurate scope of damages, photographs, written estimates and/or computer assisted estimates. Investigates and evaluates all relevant facts to determine coverage, damages and liability of first-party property damage claims. Accesses and inspects all areas of a dwelling or structure including tight spaces such as attic, staircases, entries and crawl spaces. Lifts, carries, unfolds and sets up ladders weighing approximately 38 pounds; climb ladder; transition to and from ladder to area requiring inspection; walk on roof. Establishes timely and accurate claim and expense reserves. Negotiates and conveys claim settlements within authority limits. Writes denial letters, Reservation of Rights and other complex correspondence. Controls damages through proper usage of cost containment tools. Meets all quality standards and expectations per Best Practices. Maintains an effective diary system and document claim file activities in accordance with established procedures. Manages file inventory to ensure timely resolution of cases. Handles files in compliance with state regulations, where applicable. Provides excellent customer service to meet the needs of the insured, agent and all other internal and external customers. Identifies and refers claims with MCU exposure to the supervisor. Recognizes when to refer claims to Special Investigations Unit and/or Subrogation Unit. Serves as a technical resource for Claim Representatives. Performs administrative functions such as expense accounts, time off reporting, etc. as required. Occasionally serves on Catastrophe Duty, including other offices and states may be required. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
High School Degree or GED required; A minimum of 5 years Personal Lines or Commercial Lines Property claim handling experience. In order to perform the essential job functions of this job, acquisition and maintenance of Insurance License(s) may be required to comply with state and Travelers requirements. Generally, license(s) are required to be obtained within three months of starting the job.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelors Degree preferred. Hardware and software skills and abilities including computers and other similar electronic devices. Knowledge of construction, estimating and estimating system (Exactimate preferred) Must display solid verbal and written communications skills. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently. Solid analytical skills. Excellent negotiation skills. Completion of claim handling training program.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Analytical Thinking - Basic Judgment/Decision Making - Basic Communication - Intermediate Negotiation - Intermediate Insurance Contract Knowledge - Intermediate Principles of Investigation - Intermediate Value Determination - Intermediate Settlement Techniques - Intermediate Legal Knowledge - Basic Medical Knowledge - Intermediate

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Other: Incumbents who fill this position will be subject to periodic post-hire criminal background checks while employed in this position. As a condition of acceptance for the position, selected candidates for this position will be required to electronically accept the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Disclosure Statement and Authorization included in the online employment application. You may also be subsequently asked to accept similar FCRA authorizations periodically throughout your employment with the Company. CAT Duty

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment - Continuously Sitting (can stand at will) - Continuously Standing - Frequently Lifting items up to 38 pounds - Occasionally Climbing unprotected heights (ladder, rooftop, stairs, loading dock) - Occasionally Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Continuously Working in a confined or restricted area - occasionally

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.