Residential Loss Control Inspectors (Locations - Lower Mainland and Okanagan)
Opta Precise Services LP
Burnaby, BC
Opta Precise Services LP
Residential Loss Control Inspectors (Locations - Lower Mainland and Okanagan)

Job Description:
Role Summary

RMS Loss Control Specialists review various properties on behalf of insurance companies and provide loss prevention recommendations to reduce the frequency and severity of losses arising from fire, crime and liability. As a Residential Loss Control Specialist, you are responsible for assessing residential properties and determining risks.

Competencies required to succeed

  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong self-initiative, prioritization and time management skills
  • Well organized and thorough
  • Curious and inquisitive with an interest in learning

  • Access the WEIS database and take ownership of inspection files
  • Schedule appointments with clients to visually asess the properties (about 10% time allocation) at a mutually convenient time
  • Travel to the properties, tour and assess for risk features (about 50% time allocation)
  • While touring the properties, take photographs, measure rooms and the structure, review features such as fire prevention systems, heating equipment, and fuel storage tanks
  • Converse with the owners to understand the history of the property, any risks, and answer any questions they might have
  • Prepare a detailed reports using the WEIS database identifying the fundamental construction and equipment details, risk assessment, and replacement cost value (about 40% time allocation)
Education, knowledge and experience required

  • Education in insurance, construction, or engineering will provide a solid technical foundation to recognize and identify construction and equipment details
  • Experience with building codes, fire services, construction and maintenance will be an asset
  • Very good computer skills including using a database, typing speed & accuracy, use of short-cuts, and word processing is essential to efficiently and effectively creating reports.
  • Skillful communication techniques for customer service and report writing.
  • Experience as an underwriting assesor or in the insurance field preferred.
Environment/Work Conditions

  • Ability to work autonomously since most of our RMS Loss Control Specialists are home-based.
  • Extensive travel is involved within a region requiring a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Entering residences requires tact and professionalism and may require appointments to be scheduled in the evenings and on weekends
SCM Insurance Services and affiliates welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the recruitment and assessment process.