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Commercial Vehicle Bodyshop Estimator

Commercial Vehicle Bodyshop Estimator - Atherton, Manchester

Salary: Up to £30k dependent on experience plus company van, laptop and mobile phone provided

The Company

This company is largest independent commercial vehicle maintenance provider in the North West for all makes and types of commercial vehicles and LCVs.

It is dedicated to providing its wide ranging customer base with a one stop solution for all their transport & fleet requirements.

It has an enviable reputation for quality and a 98% first time MOT pass-rate (above national average).

They have invested in their skill-set, facilities and equipment to ensure they have the capability and capacity to deal with large fleets down to small operators whilst maintaining a high level of service and compliance carried out by the Irtec trained technicians.

The Role

? The role is for an experienced Estimator/VDA for a large CV Accident Repair Centre in Atherton.

? The ideal candidate will be an experienced HGV and LCV body work estimator working alongside the Repair Centre Manager.

? The applicant will be responsible for building relationships and liaising with insurance companies, suppliers and customers whilst maximising sales opportunities.

Role Responsibilities:

? To collate estimates on body repairs to accident damaged vehicles using the Audatex computerised estimating system.
? To calculate the time required to complete all necessary repairs and inform the body shop of the authorisation of additional work needed.
? To negotiate the repair costs with insurance engineers and provide a breakdown of the repair costs for the customer, on completion of estimates.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

? Strong leadership skills
? Good communication and organisational skills
? The ability to work under pressure
? Excellent Problem solving skills
? The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative
? Must have previous experience as an Estimator, ideally be ATA qua