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Subsidence Surveyor/Engineer – South East

The Company:

In 2015 Woodgate & Clark became part of Van Ameyde Group, a European leader in international claims management, handling over 750,000 claims per annum through 46 fully owned businesses located in 28 countries. In January 2021 we acquired Quadra Claims Services: a national loss adjuster dealing with large and complex heritage, home and high net worth claims.

We provide a complete claims solution in commercial, domestic, marine and motor, drawing on our foundations of integrity, sound financial management, customer service excellence and innovation.

Looking ahead and combining our resources under the Woodgate & Clark brand, we are well-placed to achieve the most economic and sustainable outcome for our insurer partners and their customers.

About the role:

Our Subsidence Surveyors/Engineers support our in-house subsidence and building team, as well as our Property Adjusters across a mixed portfolio of material damage and subsidence claims, some of which will be high value and complex in nature.

You’ll be home based and attending site visits covering the South Coast and South East region. Naturally, core and contacted hours are expected, but we’re flexible on how you manage your time and allocated claims within your region.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Handle a mixed portfolio of subsidence building claims and provide technical guidance support on commercial building losses to Adjusters when required.
  • Undertake initial investigation and projecting building re-instatement costs to enable reserves to be set
  • Provide technical reports to adjusters on building defects and policy cover
  • Manage own portfolio of specialist claims including subsidence and building warranty work.
  • Communicating regularly with all interested parties, calculating and approving interim payments, preparing interim reports and other communication.
  • Calculating and agreeing settlement of claims and preparing specialist aspects of reports or final reports

Who we’re looking for:

  • Strong technical subsidence experience, ideally gained through working in the insurance / loss adjusting sector or similar
  • Ideally educated to degree level – BSc Hons in Civil or Structural Engineering and/or professional Engineering/Surveying/Building qualification – MICE/MIStructE/MCIOB/MRICS or equivalent
  • Experience of handling a variety of subsidence, fire, flood, impact damage and other large building claims
  • Customer and quality focused, always providing excellent standard of service to ensure client service and quality standards are met
  • Complex analysis and decision-making skills
  • Handle and co-ordinate complaints and compliments
  • Achievement of own performance targets
  • Competent use of technology

In return we offer:

  • A company people centric culture
  • Competitive base salary dependent on level of experience & qualifications
  • A choice of hybrid or petrol company car or car allowance
  • Company Contributory Pension
  • Life assurance benefit – x4 annual basic salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and our purchase/buy back scheme
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, including 24/7 virtual GP access, Well-being support, Fitness Plans and Advice, Employee Savings – Advo Perks (part of our EAP) also offers access to 30,000+ national and local employee discounts (including e-codes) across 20 different categories ranging from electronics, home appliances, food & groceries, car buying, travel, fitness, and other lifestyle choices.  

Woodgate & Clark operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

Woodgate & Clark uses a third party to undertake a number of checks.  Any offer of employment made by Woodgate & Clark would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory reference, identity document(s), basic DBS certificate and basic credit check.


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