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  • Job reference: RMS0217977

Team Lead, Claims

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/10/2019
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/11/19)
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The Role:
POSITION SUMMARY:

As the Team Lead, Claims for this growing, dynamic company, your primary objective is to:

* Suggest strategies on how to close foreseeable extension of time and grace period claim from the contractor
* Provide technical support to the Company to ensure the expedient and effective settlement of claims
* Lead the planning, direction and execution of all activities related to claims settlement
* Manage interfaces to ensure timely settlement of claims by liaising with all relevant internal and external parties


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES / KEY FUNCTIONS:

* Employ effective claims management methodologies to assess risk and escalate issues to executive
* Research and evaluate different risk factors associated with claims and provide relevant reports and advice
* Lead, support and communicate regularly with claims team members and ensure efficient utilization of personnel.
* Assist in the investigation and causation of claims against the Company
* Continuously analyse claims and provide recommendations on the settlement of same in a timely manner
* Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
* Responsible for updating and maintaining the Company's claims portfolio
* Identify, evaluate and implement processes to ensure superior claim outcomes
* Assist in the preparation for negotiations and settlement of claims
* Suggest strategies on how to close foreseeable extension of time and grace period claim from the contractor
* Work with project teams to help implement systems to avoid recurrence of claims
* Advise on claim status and risks associated with said claims
* Collaborate with relevant personnel to devise defence strategies
* Ensure that claims database is up to date
* Prepare reports, analyse data and make recommendations for settlement of claims.
* Represent the company in meetings, negotiations and arbitration
* Supervise and provide guidance to other staff as required
* Performs all other related job functions as required.

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATION:

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a recognised university preferably Mechanical or Civil
* Minimum ten (10) years' experience of which at least three (3) must be at a managerial level in a chemical or petrochemical plant
* Knowledge of the Oil and Gas industry will be considered as an asset
* Demonstrated experience in handling commercial claims


SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:

* Ability to use initiative and demonstrate a positive work attitude with attention to detail
* Strong negotiating, mediation and arbitration skills with legal, financial and commercial issues
* Reports to work punctually and regularly
* Displays honesty, integrity and credibility in situations.
* Experience in supervising administrative and technical personnel
* Sound working knowledge of contracts, construction scheduling, and plant equipment
* Must be highly confidential and trustworthy.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to deal with ambiguity
* and reasoning skills
* Excellent technical research, written and oral communication skills
* Must be cooperative and willing to assist others
* Must have a positive, proactive demeanour resulting in great teamwork and collaboration

DISCLAIMER:
Please note the list of duties is not exhaustive in any way and may be changed at any time during the contract of employment.
It is agreed that the above is a brief and concise description of the specified position.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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