Overview

HomeServe USA, ranked as a 2017 Top Work Place, provides emergency repair plans which are like roadside assistance for your home. Our vision is to become the top-of-mind solution for consumers when something goes wrong in their home. Our incredible growth is fueled by a dynamic team who values collaboration, innovation and delivering exceptional customer service, all while working in a fun and friendly environment. HomeServe USA is part of a global organization that serves millions of customers in the US, UK, France, Italy and Spain. Come see why you should work for HomeServe USA!

Position Overview

The Contractor Management Cost Authorization Specialist plays a central and key role to ensure HomeServe USA controls repair costs, and meets customer service targets. The primary responsibilities include taking calls directly from contractors to provide job status updates and reviewing/approving repair costs. This position validates and approves the requested cost within the parameters of the customers’ contract coverage or negotiates a better cost based on fair market value. The Cost Authorization Specialist must be familiar with pre-negotiated network contractor price agreements, terms and conditions, and prevailing industry rates. The incumbent ensures jobs are performed within negotiated or competitive rates for that market to assist in meeting underwriting targets.
Handle a high volume of calls from field contractors requesting approvals for repair costs associated with pending service orders
Review and approve job costs for Emergency Recruit Contractors and jobs with special circumstances not identified or pre-negotiated on rate sheets
Accurately document conversations, agreements, and actions taken with contractors regarding job costs and tasks
Proactively communicate with customers to advise of claim status to meet KPI’s
Build excellent customer and contractor relationships during every interaction
Ensure and verify accuracy of job creation, job coding, and job details from creation to completion
Promptly respond to diary actions generated by other team members or contractors
Proactively contacting customers or contractors to update Work-in-Progress service orders
Act as a subject matter expert for Repair Management regarding residential repair terminology and techniques
Stay up to date with local codes, regulations, and labor and material costs

High school diploma or GED required. Vocational/Trade school certificate preferred
3 – 5 years of estimating or job costing experience
Broad knowledge of home repair methods with 3 – 5 years plumbing, HVAC, and/or electrical trades experience
Journeyman license preferred
Detail oriented and shows strong data entry and documentation skills
Great organizational, time management, and independent problem solving skills with the ability to work in a team environment
Self-driven and demonstrates the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work under the pressure of a steady workload
Strong customer service track record
Proficient PC skills including Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Outlook), as well as internet search skills
Must have shift flexibility and be able to work 5 – 8 hour shifts or 4 – 10 hour shifts, and the possibility of working evenings and weekends
Ability to work OT during peak demand

Competitive compensation
Career development and advancement opportunities
Business-casual attire throughout the week
Friendly, open and team oriented work atmosphere
Excellent benefits including generous medical, vision, dental and life & disability insurance
401(k) plan with a company match

HomeServe USA is an equal opportunity employer.


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