A talented quantity surveyor with a contracting or PQS background is being sought by a leading  international insurance loss adjuster. This is an opportunity to apply your surveying, commercial and construction expertise and to learn new skills that will open career prospects in the varied and rewarding insurance sector. Their complex claims are handled by their experts drawn from the engineering, construction & infrastructure sectors. The projects effected typically include high speed rail, sports stadia, desalination plants, tunnelling works, toll roads, high rise buildings and power stations. The position offers a transition to a sector that remains busy despite economic headwinds, the company has recorded one of its busiest quarters.

The nature of the work will mean working closely with representatives of the insured and the Insurers, at stake are multi-million pound claims that need to be understood and a fair settlement agreed upon. It is not unusual for a claim to be resolved as the result of face to face negotiations.   This requires a high level of written and verbal communication skills. You will undergo a period of rigorous on the job training and will be encouraged to become professionally qualified with the Chartered Institution of Loss Adjusters, support and study leave is provided. The position provides variety, technical interest and career progression. You will be required to make occasional short overseas visits. You should have a good academic background with a 2:1 or above from a recognised university membership of the RICS is preferred.

To apply, or for more information simply email Lethaby & Cook’s civil engineering recruitment manager, Paul Cook at paul@lethabyandcook.co.uk , or call him on 020 8563 0596.