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Indemnity Claims Consultant- Hyrdo (Geologist): SIGN ON BONUS


If you’re passionate about helping people protect what matters most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide’s Property and Casualty team could be the place for you!

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A $10,000 sign on bonus will be given to all external candidates hired into this role. The bonus is paid in the first pay period after 30 days of employment. 

  • Please note that this is not a claims handling position. We are looking for a strong geologist who will be responsible for consulting with our current Indemnity claims team on contaminations and remediation efforts.
  • Ideal candidates will have experience working with consulting firms, managing remediation projects, and environmental cleanups.
  • This is a work from home position

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Compensation Grade (Internal Use Only): G4

Job Description Summary

Our team handles some of the most unique and interesting insurance claims at Nationwide. Do you have deep insurance industry knowledge, good negotiation skills and understand litigation? If you like variety in your work, have desire to collaborate and bring fair resolution to sophisticated specialty claims, we want to hear from you!

As a Claims Consultant, you'll serve as a lead technical consultant for all environmental contamination and pollution claims.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Helps and advises adjusters as to the appropriate ways to evaluate environmental claims.  Evaluation is partly performed by the Geologist (in-house technical specialist) through the acquisition and review of documents provided by the policy holder or acquired through public records requests. Evaluations typically focus on site ownership and operational history, regulatory agency involvement, magnitude and extent of contamination, source areas, migration pathways, potential receptors, remediation requirements, and remedial actions. Results are typically documented through written or verbal communications.

  • Oversees independent consultants as to necessity and reasonableness of ongoing work at sites to include the evaluations of proposed cleanup methods/plans and cost estimates.

  • Evaluate the necessity and reasonableness of past and projected future costs associated with the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites.

  • Review consultant/contractor invoices for reasonableness and provide insight as to whether invoice work is related to site investigations or remediation.

  • Provides consultation in the identification of qualified consultants and/or contractors who can aid the policy holder in addressing environmental concerns.

  • Maintain technical and regulatory knowledge related to traditional pollution claim sites, such as, residential heating oil sites, petroleum release sites (tanker accident, gasoline station, tank farm, etc.), drycleaners sites (using PCE), complex industrial sites (RCRA regulations) and state and federal superfund sites (CERCLA regulations).

  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging contaminants (such as, PFAS) and the associated changing regulations. Provide insight as to the potential effects of emerging contaminants on incoming pollution claims.

  • Participate in ongoing training of adjusters regarding important technical issues (PFAS).

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Claims Director.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: A strong academic background in relevant scientific fields with a Master of Science degree in hydro-geology, civil engineering or environmental engineering preferred. 

Experience: Eight or more years of applied experience in the fields of hazardous wastes and environmental investigations preferred. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of CERCLA and RCRA, Clean Water Act and TSCA, and their applicability to numerous situations. Working knowledge of the development and implementation of U.S. EPA¿s remedial investigation/feasibility studies guidance documents. Strong interpersonal skills are required with emphasis on the ability to meet with a variety of professionals under adverse conditions. Strong report writing skills for information presentations to both legal professionals and technical professionals. Demonstrates initiative and ability to accomplish assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision. 

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence. 

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the business unit executive and Human Resources. 

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Field environment. Extensive domestic travel is required. Exposed to hazardous environmental conditions. 

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit/Background Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process. 

Colorado Residents: Email for salary information


Job ID: e737ef93ba2018cbcd039125ea1792b61fd6a64c6ff86dd25d06417a7f1ed4bb
Employment Type: Other