Charles Taylor is a global provider of professional services and technology solutions dedicated to enabling the global insurance market to do its business fundamentally better. Dating back to 1884, Charles Taylor now is currently in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.
Charles Taylor believes that it holds a distinctive position in its markets in that it is able to provide professional services and technology solutions in order to support every stage of the insurance lifecycle and every aspect of the insurance operating model. Charles Taylor serves a diversified blue-chip international customer base that includes national and international insurance companies, mutuals, captives, MGAs, Lloyd's syndicates and reinsurers, along with brokers, distributors and corporate insureds.
Charles Taylor has three distinct business areas - Claims Services, InsureTech and Insurance Management.
Charles Taylor was recently acquired by an investment company managed and controlled by Lovell Minnick Partners LLC. Lovell Minnick is a US Private Equity firm that invests in the global financial services industry, including related technology and business services companies, with a focus on helping to build long term value for clients, employees and shareholders. The acquisition will support the continuation of Charles Taylor's successful growth strategy, with a focus on expanding client relationships, broadening specialist capabilities and the range of services and technology solutions, deepening geographic coverage, and reinvesting in quality of service and technology.
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The aim of this role is to carry out specialized cargo and marine coating surveys worldwide including but not limited to forensic investigations, damage investigations, inspections of vessels' cargo and coatings, support with loss prevention, and expert witness in courts and arbitrations.
In addition, the role requires a general knowledge of chemistry, several types of solid and liquid bulk cargoes carried by ships.
This role comes with a highly competitive salary and reward structure.
- Forensic investigation related to damage / contamination of cargoes and marine coatings, ascertaining the causes of various type of damages and failures.
- Carry out inspections and assessments relating to cargoes and marine coating.
- Carry out marine coating surveys on different types of ships for various clients
- Prepare technically accurate and timely reports in English as required
- Travel worldwide and at times on short notice to perform onsite surveys relating to cargoes and marine coating claims
- Produce letters and reports detailing the findings of the investigations and/or attendances
- Provide expert opinion/evidence in court/arbitration in relation to their written expert testimony
- To follow company operating procedures
- Carry out and assist in business development and marketing activities
- Assist in discipline related and group business development initiatives
- Any other ad hoc duties which fall within the individual's abilities
- Preferably a PhD or at least a degree related to chemistry
- Physically able to attend site (including boarding ships or shipyards) and able to travel worldwide at short notice
- Flexible to work outside of 'office hours', including weekends and Public holidays (with time off in lieu and flexible hours in return)
- Excellent command of English (written and spoken)
- Highly motivated, positive, approachable, enthusiastic and proactive individual with excellent attention to