The Hartford Bond Claims Engineer in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Title: Bond Claims Engineer

Location: United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Job Number: 1700568

Engineering/Construction Investigations (45%)

Assists in the investigation, management and if necessary, reprocurement of contractors defaulting on bonded projects. Will work closely with the responsible claim professional and financial consultants. Conduct extensive and detailed investigations physical and contractual status of construction projects of all types and sizes. The investigations are accomplished through on-site and off-site meetings (with contractors, engineers, architects, attorneys and others) and inspections as well as extensive reading and analysis of contract and construction documents. Prepare detailed estimates of the costs to complete construction projects, including corrective work required to address deficiencies. Analyze project financial data and prepare detailed reports of all facets of the investigation, especially including the overall estimated net exposure to loss. Evaluate the effectiveness and performance of bonded construction contractors, including their management and personnel through meetings, interviews and reading of documentation for purposes of determining which contractors may present a higher risk of loss. Perform forensic engineering analyses of technical issues and defects encountered on bonded construction projects. Assist the claim profession to assess the relative merits of opposing points of view in disputes over technical issues. Analyzing and evaluating, as well as preparing, affirmative construction claims for money damages and other relief. Participate with claims management, claims staff, outside counsel, internal financial services and internal legal services in assessment of options, formulation of strategy and development of action plans for executing that strategy. Makes recommendations based on experience, investigative expertise and professional judgment

Construction and Project Management (40%)

As authorized by claims management and staff, and in conjunction with claim handler, plan and execute company strategies for takeover and completion of construction projects. Responsible for assisting the claim professional in the negotiation and preparation of construction and contract documents, as well as soliciting, securing and evaluating bid proposals for the completion of the construction project. Contract and construction administration of the projects, including inspection and monitoring of the work underway through on-site and off-site meetings, site inspections as well as the creation, reading, interpretation and analysis of construction documentation. Requires the application of experiential knowledge about customs and standards in the construction industry, contractors and subcontractors in locations throughout the nation as well as industry trends and developments

Technical Resource (10%)

Providing support on technical engineering and construction matters. Providing this resource requires application of technical experience and exercise of professional judgment to facts and issues. It can also require technical research of engineering principles, manufactured products, construction materials or customs and standards of the construction industry. Involves reading and analysis of documentation, as well as meetings, both on-site and off-site, with construction personnel, technical professionals, and attorneys

Management of Outsourced Services (5%)

This position has limited responsibility for managing outside vendors for cost-efficiency, productivity and results. This may involve reading, evaluating and approving billings. It further involves interview of claims staff and review of vendor communications and work product to assure quality of service and level of expertise received


  • Minimum of 10 years in engineering and/or construction industry, preferably both
  • Professional licensure in a recognized branch of engineering
  • Mastery of spreadsheet and word processing software (Project Planning/Scheduling)
  • Advanced skills in project management
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • High level of multi-tasking capabilities
  • Adaptability to continually changing priorities and ability to reprioritize
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment of professionals

Depending on experience, we may hire at a different level

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.

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