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Senior Field Claims Adjuster - Large Loss (Calgary)

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Remote - Canada, CA Red Deer, AB, CA, T4R-1M9 Lethbridge, AB, CA, T1H-3R7

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both; however, you must live near the work site/territory and able to travel by ground as much as necessary.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

The Senior Field Claims Adjuster-Large Loss contributes to Wawanesa’s goal of delivering an exceptional and consistent claims service experience through the fair and equitable adjustment of highly complex property claims through personal contact with insureds, claimants, and witnesses.  


In this role, you decide if your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of both. This role is required within the Calgary and surrounding areas. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide exceptional customer service

  • Interpret policy wordings, determines policy coverage and ensure appropriate reserving

  • Attend and investigate losses to determine circumstances of the loss, obtaining statements, photographing and assessing damages

  • Evaluate relevant information from sources such as C&O, Engineers, and other experts

  • Write scope and estimate of loss using property estimating software Xactimate

  • Negotiate with insureds, lawyers and insurers

  • Coordinate services with vendors and service providers

  • Adjust claim from inception to completion in a proactive manner with exceptional customer service always in mind

  • Provide ongoing technical advice and guidance to junior claims staff

  • Maintain accurate records based on company standards and policies within the claims system

  • Supplement the National Catastrophe Team as required for Corporate Catastrophe Response in any region

  • Remain up-to-date with legislative changes and trends in the insurance industry

  • Travel to and from claims within Southern Alberta

  • Collaborate with other teams within the property department

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 10+ years of insurance claims adjusting experience 
  • Highly proficient in adjusting large loss and complex residential losses $300,000+. Minimum 5 years experience in large loss adjusting required.
  • Experience handling Farm and Outbuilding claims
  • College/University degree is preferred
  • Chartered Insurance Professional Designation, or near completion
  • Excellent knowledge of property estimating software, Xactware expertise required
  • Proficient in the Commercial Express building evaluator software
  • Effective customer service skills including empathy and concern for our customers
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent investigative and analytical skills
  • Highly proficient time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record



Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba's Top Employers for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work!

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,


If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

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