Commercial Loss Control Inspector
Opta Information Intelligence
Ottawa, CA
3d ago

Job Description : Role Summary

Role Summary

Precise Loss Control Specialists assess various properties on behalf of insurance companies and provide loss prevention recommendations to reduce the frequency and severity of losses arising from fire, crime and liability.

They are usually involved in higher value residences, commercial buildings, government facilities and manufacturing plants risks where there are complex processes and many exposures to loss.

We are the largest risk inspection company in Canada and the only risk inspection company that is truly national in scope.

With decades of experience and an expert team of loss control specialists, appraisers, valuation professionals, and risk managers, we provide a broad selection of products and services with the valuable risk information needed to profitably manage property risk portfolios.

At its core, Opta Precise is its people. Together, we deliver world-class service through an uncompromising commitment to quality and innovative business solutions for our customers and stakeholders.

To learn more about Opta Precise Services, please visit


Specifically, our Loss control specialists :

  • Access the internal database and take ownership of assessment files
  • Schedule appointments with clients to visually assess the properties (about 10% time allocation) at a mutually convenient time
  • Travel to the properties and with property managers, tour and assess for risk features (about 50% time allocation)
  • While touring the properties, take photographs, measure rooms and the structure, inspect features such as fire prevention systems, heating equipment, and fuel storage tanks
  • Converse with property managers to understand the history of the property, any risks, and answer any questions they might have
  • Prepare a detailed reports using the internal database identifying the fundamental construction and equipment details, risk assessment, and replacement cost value (about 40% time allocation)
  • Accountabilities and to whom

    To the District Manager :

  • You complete at least 15 field assessment reports completed bimonthly. Compensation is based on a per inspection rate guide.
  • Your reports have no errors or omission
  • Your continually expand your expertise so you can assess more complex properties.
  • To the owners of the assessed properties :

  • You have the tact and professionalism for convenient, excellent experiences
  • You regularly provide value added services within role and act as a subject matter expert.
  • Education, knowledge and experience required

  • Education in insurance, construction, or engineering will provide a solid technical foundation to recognize and identify construction and equipment details (college diploma or bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience with building codes, fire services, construction and maintenance will be an asset
  • Very good computer skills including using a database, typing speed & accuracy, use of short-cuts, and word processing is essential to efficiently and effectively creating reports.
  • Use of specific software such as Xactimate is a definite asset.

  • Skillful communication techniques for customer service and report writing.
  • Environment & Working Conditions

  • Ability to work autonomously since most of our Loss Control Specialists are home-based.
  • Extensive travel is involved within a region requiring a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle (25%). National trip at least once per year.
  • Entering residences requires tact and professionalism and may require appointments to be scheduled in the evenings and on weekends
  • SCM Insurance Services and affiliates welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the recruitment and assessment process.


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