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Restoration Estimator

Responsibilities

  • Utilize Xactimate software or similar estimating tools (e.g., Jabber, ImproveIt 360, G2 Deals, DataForma etc.) to prepare comprehensive and accurate estimates for restoration projects, considering all necessary repairs and replacements.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of damaged properties, including houses and offices affected by fire, floods, and other restoration needs, considering the specific industry differences in Hawaii.
  • Collaborate with project managers, contractors, and other stakeholders to gather relevant information and documentation required for accurate estimating.
  • Communicate effectively with insurance adjusters to discuss project details, negotiate estimates, and address any concerns or questions, leveraging your experience and comfort in dealing with insurance adjusters.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of insurance policies, coverage limits, and industry guidelines, including the unique aspects of Hawaii’s insurance landscape, to ensure compliance and accurate estimation.
  • Collaborate with the restoration team to identify suitable construction methods, materials, and resources needed for each project, considering the availability and preferences in Hawaii.
  • Prepare detailed and itemized estimates, including labor costs, material expenses, permits, subcontractor fees, and other relevant factors, using Xactimate software or similar tools.
  • Review and analyze project plans, specifications, and other technical documents to ensure accurate estimation, while also adapting to any Hawaii-specific requirements.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, construction codes, and regulations, including those specific to Hawaii, to enhance estimating accuracy and efficiency.
  • Work Hawaii time and be available for live video meetings in the office, ensuring effective collaboration with the team.
  • Foster positive working relationships with the team, demonstrating the ability to work well together and contribute to a productive and supportive work environment.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience in estimating within the restoration industry, particularly in repairing houses and offices damaged by fire, floods, and other related incidents.
  • Strong knowledge of construction practices, materials, and building codes, with the ability to adapt to Hawaii’s specific construction requirements.
  • Familiarity with insurance claim processes and experience in effectively communicating with insurance adjusters.
  • Openness and willingness to learn and adapt to the industry differences in Hawaii.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to accurately assess damage and identify necessary repairs.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting project plans, specifications, and technical documentation, while also considering any Hawaii-specific requirements.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Coherent in both written and verbal, with the ability to explain estimates and project requirements effectively.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in computer software programs, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to work well within a team and contribute to a positive and collaborative work environment.

Screening Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree of engineering, architectural, or any related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in restoration, insurance adjusting, or a closely related field.
  • Must have stable employment history
Job Location: WFH Permanent

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