We are currently seeking an Estimator in the Bakersfield, CA. 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.
• Receive leads and establish and maintain local area clientele in position to refer losses. Clientele is primarily insurance adjusters but may also include community business owners, property managers, 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 company 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 – 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 company in the industry
• Must maintain daily customer data base logs, information flow, call records, and coordinate with Project Managers and sub-contractors;
• Utilize computerized technology for information tracking and flow;
• 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
• 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
• Understanding of MSDS Data sheets, and applicability to jobs
• Must use the company Estimate Format Standards for Xactimate estimates, proposals, etc
• 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.
Job ID: 3135
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