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Reconstruction Estimator - Sacramento, CA

Company: Lawton Construction & Restoration Inc
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Our busy company is seeking an experienced Restoration Estimator / Project Manager to join our team of construction professionals. We need someone with strong math skills and excellent communication skills to write proposals, cost estimates, and detailed takeoffs on restoration projects. The ideal candidate will have 3 years of experience in the restoration industry, in estimating / project management. In this position you will be writing estimates and running projects. We offer extremely competitive salary and above industry standard bonuses/commissions. Estimators have the potential to make 6 figures annually! If you are looking to work alongside some of the best in the industry and want to make great pay while doing it, then please apply today!
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain communication with adjusters, TPAs, Clients, and team members (Project Coordinator, Foreman, Operations manager, etc.).
Constant communication with management and team.
Profitability of projects.
Create accurate scope of work within estimate guidelines and determine the amounts of labor and materials necessary to complete the work.
Need ability to create accurate floor plans and sketches on Xactimate.
Create and adhere to acceptable budgets and work orders.
Provide and maintain the project schedule and work with coordinators, foremen and management to ensure work is completed on time.
Identify project issues and present solutions when additional resources are needed.
Proficient with permits and knowledgeable with local building codes.
Manage and oversee project production.
Oversee company vehicle cleanliness, and maintenance for assigned team members.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Comply with company policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards.
Review project plans and specifications for completeness
Review and procure bonds and insurance as required
Create and develop work orders off estimate packages for projects.
Recruit and maintain communication with subcontractors and vendors
Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors and negotiate prices
Submit estimates within timelines set in company guidelines.
Perform site inspections and gather all necessary information, documentation, photos, measurements, to prepare an accurate scope and submit to carriers and clients.
Communicate bid information to subcontractors as needed.
Review and analyze estimated vs. actual costs and make sure budget meets company expectations.
Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with clients, adjusters, subcontractors, and suppliers
Ensure that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on each project
Review work orders with foreman, superintendent and or project manager.
Ensure that quotes provided by subs are honored and the timeline of quote expiration is managed.
Ensure that subs are aware of (and commit to) the project schedule.
Identify, track and negotiate change orders
Attaining final payments and deductibles
Setting the customers payment expectations up front
Collecting deposits and draws
Following project draw schedules
Communicating throughout the job with schedules, progress, selections, changes and change orders
Secure signed Contracts, Work Authorizations, Certificate of Completion and Certificate of Satisfaction from customer.
Manage all warranty activities
Maintain Customer Satisfaction
Educate customers on construction process.
Closing out files in CRM upon job completion.
Project Planning Identify and document project scope of work.
Obtain customer and client agreement on scope and estimate.
Review budgets.
Ensure proper permits are acquired

Project Execution Create project schedule and timeline.
Identify and qualify subcontractors and resource providers.
Negotiate terms and set expectations.
Plan, organize, and manage crews and subcontractors.
Schedule all subcontractors and material suppliers
Ensure all work performed complies with the plans, specifications, local codes, and requirements of the scope of work.

Communicate with and assist Payroll and Human Resources with payroll and employee issues.
Participate in Daily, Weekly, and Monthly meetings in accordance with company policy, including but not limited to safety meetings, Daily huddles, weekly production meetings, monthly performance team performance reviews and any other team meeting.

DUTIES
Must expand and maintain local area clientele to refer losses. Clientele is primarily insurance adjusters, homeowners, or business owners. Restoration Estimator / Project Manager expected annual revenue is approximately $1.5M- $3M per year.
Serve as primary contact with clients, adjusters, and consultants
Scope development, negotiation and agreements with customers and vendors.
Coordinate after hours emergency services as directed, including board-ups, water damage, fire and smoke damage and vandalism (If applicable)
Consistently identify potential site hazards (asbestos, lead paint, mold, etc.) (If Applicable)
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
QUALIFICATIONS
3 plus years experience in Construction Restoration estimating and project management.
Residential estimating experience in excess of $50,000 and Commercial estimating experience up to $100,000
Xactimate Intermediate training class preferred.
Understanding of MSDS Data sheets, and applicability to jobs
Extensive Customer Service experience
Advanced Microsoft offices skills, experience with Xactimate
Professional demeanor and appearance, excellent telephone skills.
Ability to work well with others, maintain professional interaction with co-workers and vendors.
Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
Lawton Construction & Restoration, Inc. is a family-owned business that is licensed, bonded, and fully insured (B, C33, ASB, C39, HIC, and IICRC certified) We use industry leading technology and provide the tools needed for success! We have over 35 years of experience in general contracting, insurance repair, water/fire restoration, as well as emergency services and pack-outs.
We have dealt with the insurance industry for over 35 years.
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