The Estimator - Sales position is the first/entry level in our Estimating track. This position will be responsible for creating and managing estimates and job in the residential, commercial, and industrial lines of business. This position will be responsible to meet with clients, develop quality and competitive estimates using Xactimate software, manage work through completion, review budgets and communicate progress with clients and management. Estimators will review invoices and labor timely to ensure costs are included in the job costs monthly. Upon completion of required BELFOR training, qualified candidate will achieve the appropriate level Estimator title and position.
Must establish and maintain local area clientele in position to refer losses. Clientele is primarily insurance adjusters but may also include community business owners, schools and municipalities.
Create accurate floor plans in Xactimate Sketch
Must have working knowledge of applicable building codes
Create and adhere to acceptable budgets and address overages as they present themselves
Required to use the BELFOR naming convention for estimates, revised estimates, proposals, change orders, etc.
Must demonstrate a knowledge of all local building codes
Maintain a construction schedule and work with trades and management to ensure work is completed on time. Identify and present solutions when additional resources are needed.
Demonstrate proficiency with source removal, decontamination, mitigation, containment, ventilation, contents and deodorization techniques
Proficient with investigative demolition, controlled demolition, decontamination structure cleaning and deodorization services
Participate in continued training with BELFOR University - Basic Xactimate training as part of preparation for passing Estimator Level , 2, or 3 User Certification test, dependent on Estimator role
Independently manages own work
Maintain vehicle safety and maintenance inspections and maintain vehicles in a clean serviceable condition
Complete all accident, injury & incident reporting forms as required timely
Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Participate in continuing education to advance career in payroll and ensure compliance with most up to date regulations
Assist in the development and continuing improvement efforts to establish Belfor USA Group, Inc as World Class in the industry.
Comply with company and department policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards.
Develop and maintain client book of business dependent on Estimator, Senior Estimator, General Estimator, and Executive General Estimator job requirements
Serve as primary contact with owners, adjusters, and consultants
Scope development, negotiation and agreements with customers
Uses BELFOR standard in formatting estimates
Coordinate after hours emergency services as directed, including board-ups, water damage, fire and smoke damage and vandalism
Consistently identify potential site hazards (asbestos, lead paint, mold, etc.)
Must conduct oneself professionally and with courtesy at all times. Must be proactive conveying information and be immediately responsive to requests for information
Apply industry TPA Program standards and ensure compliance with requirements
Comprehensive understanding of customer service, principles and practices
Work under time constraints to meet specific timelines
Attention to detail and keen sense of safeguarding other people's property and information
Attend BELFOR sponsored operations and safety training courses as required
English literacy and fluency
Understanding of MSDS Data sheets, and applicability to jobs
Must use the BELFOR Estimate Format Standards for Xactimate estimates, proposals, etc
Extensive Customer Service experience
Advanced Microsoft offices skills.
Professional demeanor and appearance, excellent telephone skills.
Ability to work well with others, maintain professional interaction with co-workers and vendors.
Frequent lifting over 50 lbs unassisted
Sitting for extended periods of time
Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks
The ability to bend, crouch, or stand as necessary.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.