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RESTORING MORE THAN PROPERTY
Flooding. Fires. Windstorms. Hundreds of thousands of clients rely on BELFOR Property Restoration each year to rebuild their lives, homes, and businesses. We're Restoring More Than Property.
With BELFOR specialists in every major metropolitan area in the USA ready to respond 24/7/365, we provide the fastest, highest quality service that's unmatched in the industry.
The right response team can mean the difference between recovery and total loss. In the midst of chaos, you need an experienced company with a proven track record and solid relationships with leading insurance providers.
BELFOR is looking for qualified candidates for the following position. BELFOR team members are a unique breed, committed to restoring not only property, but restoring lives for those affected by disasters, large or small.
The General Estimator position is the fourth 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. General Estimator's clientele shifts to large loss insurance adjustors, brokers and commercial clients. Territory expands to large regional area with some national clientele. GE's respond to regional and potentially CAT situations for their clients
Responsibilities
Must be able to complete multi-sketches with multi-levels and/or roof sketches with accuracy
Create accurate scopes, very few over/under scopes
Create accurate floor plans and multi-level/roof sketches 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. Score required for passing consideration is 85%
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.
Must expand 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. General Estimator book of business is approximately $4M - $8M
Serve as primary contact with owners, adjusters, and consultants
Must be able to identify and accurately scope and estimate unique site-specific conditions and requirements
Scope development, negotiation and agreements with customers
Uses BELFOR standard in formatting estimates
Accurate estimates of all trades using line items in the estimating programs
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 informatiComprehensive understanding of customer service, principles and practice. 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
Disclaimer
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.

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