Insurance Manager

Location: Birmingham

About Colas Ltd

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a Gold ‘Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an Insurance Manager based at either of our Rowfant, Crawley or Birmingham offices. Reporting to the Legal Director, you’ll have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the insurance and claims functions of the Legal & Insurance Department. As the subject matter expert, you’ll provide in-house guidance on insurance related needs of the business.

Your role will mainly be working across claims and renewals, but you’ll also be involved in bids and tenders, ensuring needs are met. Most of your time is likely to be spent managing low value claims in house while supporting insurers with high value claims.

Policy renewals are spread across a variety of policies including motor, public/employer liability, contractor risk, goods in transit etc.

About you

You will be a driven and proactive individual, with a mindset to investigate and solve problems. You will have a professional background within insurance, claims, and commercial renewals, ideally within construction but that’s not essential. To succeed in the role, you’ll need to be able to keep multiple plates spinning and wear many different hats.

You’ll work autonomously and effectively to ensure deadlines are met in a standalone role.

We do have some bespoke systems and we use SharePoint and Excel, so you’ll have strong general admin skills. It’s essential that you have strong verbal and written communication skills.

As well as a highly competitive salary, Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, which include:

  • Competitive pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave per annum + the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification
  • Ongoing training, and personal professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.

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