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Bodily Injury and Litigation Specialist

Date:  Jan 24, 2023
Job ID:  3634
Location: 

Bothell, WA, US, 98011 Snoqualmie, WA, US, 98065 Seattle, WA, US, 98103 Redmond, WA, US, 98052 Kent, WA, US, 98032 Seattle, WA, US, 98133 Bellevue, WA, US, 98005 Redmond, WA, US, 98052 Snoqualmie, WA, US, 98065 Bellevue, WA, US, 98004 Kent, WA, US, 98032 Redmond, WA, US, 98052 Seattle, WA, US, 98108 Redmond, WA, US, 98052

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's Legal team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Bodily Injury and Litigation Specialist position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you! With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


Puget Sound Energy’s Claims Department has a rare and great opportunity for an experienced Bodily Injury & Litigation Specialist to join our team. This is fully remote position that requires being in our service territory to attend legal matters as well as complete field investigations. We are looking for someone with experience in handling bodily injury claims and litigated matters. The position handles soft tissue & catastrophic injuries, catastrophic property damages in litigation, as well as some vehicle property damages to others. Must have the ability to evaluate injury claims and see them through resolution. 

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected, and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), and a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy! 

Job Responsibilities

  • Investigates, evaluates and resolves all third party bodily injury and motor vehicle property damage claims; including recorded statements, scene investigations, determines liability, establishes damages, reports status and negotiates to settlement.
  • Review claim including loss report, medical records and bills, scene of accident, property damages, injury, and any aggravating factors. 
  • ISO, Medicare, SIU reporting as required.
  • Use strong customer service skills to negotiate with customers, attorneys, claimants to help them through their claim process.
  • Work closely with defense counsel to respond to interrogatories, interview, and prepare internal stakeholders for depositions as well a 30 (b) 6 designees. 
  • Review all discovery documents as received.
  • Attend mediations, depositions, arbitrations, and trials as needed in person or virtually.
  • May be required to testify on behalf of the company in court proceedings.
  • Job requires an “on-call 24/7” after hours call out rotation to investigate high exposure losses including gas explosions, fatalities, fires, or as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains network with operations personnel, systems operations, service providers, and defense counsel. 
  • Use data and analytics to problem solve and contribute to team goals by sharing ideas and opinions.
  • Flexibility to work independently as well as part of a team in person and virtually.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience in multi-line claims adjusting or utility claims adjusting.
  • Associate in Claims (AIC) designation and/or independent adjuster’s license (experience in lieu of professional designations may be considered).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of civil justice system.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of insurance subrogation practices, company’s operating tariffs, Washington State statutes and administrative regulations.
  • High level of interpersonal skills (verbal and written), including technical writing.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to work more than 8 hours a day as needed, and be on call for emergencies on a 24 hour basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in high-stress conditions, must be highly motivated, and disciplined and a self-starter.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organization and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • AIC, ARM, CPCU
  • Construction knowledge.
  • Utility operations.
  • Dig Law and Tariffs.
     

Additional Information

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer a competitive compensation and rewards package.

 

The pay range for this position is $73,900.00 - $122,900.00, and this position is eligible for annual goals based incentive bonuses. 

 

PSE offers a suite of benefits to our employees. Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance.  There are additional voluntary options of supplemental life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent daycare, and an Employee assistance program (EAP).  For long term savings, PSE offers a 401(k) investment option and a cash balance retirement plan.  Employees will also receive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays throughout the calendar year. Detailed benefit overviews can be found on our Career page - Why Work For Us (pse.com). 

 

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy. 

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.

 

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue