National Property Specialist
Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences LP
St. George, NB
Company:
Pario Engineering and Environmental Sciences LP
National Property Specialist
Job Description Summary

Job Description:
Role Summary
Reporting to the Director, Eastern Canada, parioQuantify™, this position will offer “best in class” services and products to new and existing customers, for post-loss building consultation and appraisals. As a National Property Specialist, you will perform the necessary work to provide various residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial building cost specifications and damage appraisals, replacement cost value (RCV) appraisals, actual cash value (ACV) appraisals, cost control, cost audits, catastrophe appraisals and able to perform Appraisals Under the Insurance Act.

You will have a strong understanding of the restoration process and are proficient in the use of the Xactimate estimating program, as well as various building valuation software platforms for RCV/ACV valuation purposes.

You will possess the ability of producing detailed Bid Tendering Documents and prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual, design-build or general tender work. In addition, you will consult with the design-build team for large loss restoration and reconstruction projects.

You will possess the ability to prepare material, labour and equipment cost estimations necessary to successfully carry out a construction project according to proposals, plans, estimates and specifications.

You will possess the ability to review, document and create cost audit spreadsheets and are able to negotiate with contractors with Cost Plus Agreements and pricing, along with the ability to control cost auditing for restoration and reconstruction projects.

You will also possess the ability to review files and settle dispute resolutions in an unbiased and amicable manner.

You will also be well versed in Microsoft Word, Excel and will have exceptional report writing capabilities.

You are experienced with the basic understanding of the current building codes and basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing techniques.

Using your field expertise, you will perform site inspections, quality quantification surveying, measuring and specifications to provide pricing of various structures. Utilizing time management skills and your marketing/sales knowledge will assist you in meeting daily, weekly and monthly productivity requirements. A deliberate focus to continue to develop and utilize key client relationships, management, and promoting loss appraisal services to both existing and new clients.

Responsibilities
Perform the necessary work to provide replacement costs and actual cash value valuations on various residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial properties.
Produce specification bid documents including general conditions, specifications, scope of work, bid sheets for building damage repair.
Provide recommendations on protection from further damage as well as recommendations to repair or replace building.
Provide verification of type and cause of damage – hail, water, etc.
Complete audit and file reviews on completed jobs
Reach an amicable resolve to legal disputes.
Workflow/Production (50% Time Allocation)
Provide inspections and appraisals on residential, commercial and agricultural buildings.
Provide bid documentation including general conditions, specifications, scope of work, bid sheets for building damage repair.
Provide recommendations on scope, costs and length of time to repair or to replace dwelling.
Quality and Customer Service (35% Time Allocation)
Responsible for submitting well written, documented appraisals and reports.
Appraisals, file audits and reviews to adhere to parioQuantify™ quality standards
Administration (15% Time Allocation)
Invoice a minimum of 37.5 billable hours weekly
Prioritizes tasks, manages time to complete assigned tasks.
You will also promote all parioQuantify™ services to both existing and new clients.
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum educational requirement: diploma in Construction/Building Science, Construction Management, PQS, Architectural or Civil Engineering Technology; or 8 years estimating and project management experience in the insurance appraisal, construction or restoration industry.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
Ability to travel as extensive travel is a requirement of the job
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, good computer skills and ability type a minimum of 35 wpm.
Excellent data management skills – utilizing spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.
Ability to use electronic and manual estimating systems, Xactimate, Xactanalysis, RS Means/CostWorks, Douglas Agricultural Guide.
Effective time management skills.
Ability to work autonomously, and effectively work from a home office.
Exposure to construction industry and interpretation of building codes is a definite asset.
Bilingualism (French/English) is an asset.
Have a proactive attitude in current industry knowledge
Have strong analytical and mathematical skills.
Ability to read and interpret building blueprints and specifications.
E nvironment/Work Conditions
SCM Insurance Services and affiliates welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the recruitment and assessment process.