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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

The forensic specialist will serve as a technical expert in accident reconstruction and vehicle failures. The forensic specialist will be required to travel to loss scenes to become part of a claim investigation team. To this end the forensic specialist will be responsible for various aspects of the investigation including scene analysis, witness interviews, evidence collection and preservation. Following the scene exam, the responsibilities will include developing protocols for laboratory testing and providing technical advice and consulting with attorneys and Claims professionals assigned to the loss. The forensic specialist will be required to conduct research and testing associated with the loss, and prepare verbal and/or written reports on the results. All of the work performed will follow Travelers policies regarding rules of evidence, quality, scene and lab safety procedures/policies.

The forensic specialist may be required to become familiar with applicable codes and industry standards as well as laboratory testing protocols that may be required during an investigation. In addition, the forensic specialist will be available to provide testimony in legal proceedings including depositions, trial, mediations and arbitration when required.

The forensic specialist will also prepare materials and data as needed to support the overall functions of Risk Control, Claims Services, and Underwriting. Such materials may include newsletters, reports, or presentations as needed to best fit the intended audience and subject matter.

Finally, the forensic specialist will be required to maintain their knowledge and skills in their area of expertise by attending conferences, reviewing scientific journals and participating in specific industry standards organizations such as ASTM, NFPA, SAE, etc.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies

Technical aptitude detail oriented superior communication skills written, verbal and listening ability to quickly establish credibility and rapport with a client; experience working in a collaborative environment, critical thinking skills, proven work ethic and influencing skills.

Job Summary

This position is for a Forensic Specialist I to serve as a subject matter expert in the field of accident reconstruction within the Travelers Risk Control Forensic Laboratory.

As a member of the Travelers Forensic team, you will work with the Risk Control and Claim Departments to investigate a wide variety of vehicle related insurance losses. The job entails conducting on-site investigations, analyzing failures/accidents and consulting internally with professionals within the Property, Liability, and Subrogation departments.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, biomechanics, or a closely related field of study.

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR).

Experience investigating vehicle fires is a plus.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge

Strong mechanical, electrical and chemical/materials aptitude with the desire to continuously expand base of knowledge.

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR).

Physical Requirements

Operates standard office equipment - Frequently Sitting (Can stand at will) - Frequently Standing - Frequently Climbing unprotected heights (ladder, rooftop, stairs, loading dock) - Frequently Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Frequently Driving - Frequently Lifting items up to (36 - 50 lbs) - Occasionally

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS in science or engineering and five years of work experience in the field of study required. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Valid driver's license required

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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