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Job Title: Claims Counsel/Analyst (Vancouver)- Lawyer ( ID: A7060 )
Career Category: In-house, Insurance, Litgation Support, Litigation, Property And Casualty
Posted Date: 2013-10-21
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Are you an insurance lawyer looking for an opportunity to continue to use your insurance law experience in an in a quasi-legal role? Then this is the opportunity for you!

Our Client, one of the leading insurance companies in North America in offering commercial property-liability insurance and asset management services, is seeking a lawyer with a MINIMUM of 3 years experience to act as the Claims Analyst for their Vancouver office.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President Claims, the
Claims Analyst will investigate, analyze, evaluate and adjust various claims including: Home Warranty, construction, new development, commercial and related surety products claims. Utilizing your legal background and experience, you will get to work with new development, builders, government agencies reviewing and advising on the organization’s policies and permits and will be responsible for managing all external litigation.

Job Responsibilities:

The Successful Candidate will:
• Analyze, investigate and adjust warranty and surety claims with the guidance of the Assistant Vice President Claims and management
• Understand all operational policies, procedures, workflow and performance standards in order to comply with all regulatory and surety customer service standards
• Manage external litigation
• Maintain accurate and organized claim files and accurately input all data into the claims computer system
• Master all claim documentation standards
• Prepare reports to management to accurately reflect loss development, potential/actual financial exposure, coverage issues and claim and recovery strategies
• Identify salvage opportunities and coordinate recovery efforts
• Retain, monitor, manage and approve payments to outside counsel and consultants
• Utilize and develop advanced negotiating skills and strategies
• Maintain continuing education with respect to the organizations products, the market place, construction, relevant case law and statutes


The Ideal Candidate must have:
• Minimum of 3 years of Prior work experience with Complex Insurance Claims
• LLB/JD or MBA degree or P. Eng., CGA, CA or CMA designation would be an asset
• Demonstrable prior work experience with Complex Insurance Claims
• Understanding of and/or previous work experience with, the principles of surety and surety law and working knowledge of the basic principles of the British Columbia Builders Lien Act and the Homeowner Protection Act
• Construction related experience with respect to reviewing contracts and subcontracts, project management, scheduling, contract accounting, dispute resolution
• Some knowledge of the principles of contract law, construction law and insurance law is an asset
• Strong interest in the construction industry
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; problem solving skills and attention to detail
• Good negotiation skills
• Ability to effectively manage a significant portfolio of claim files
• Strong computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of basic accounting principles would be an asset

Competitive Compensation package with an industry leader that values their employees!

We thank you for your interest in the position but only those with the requisite experience will be considered.



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