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Director, Restoration Consultant

Company: J.S. Held LLC
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Restoration Consultant Technical Services : Building Consulting New Orleans, Louisiana Department Technical Services : Building Consulting Employment Type Full Time Minimum Experience Experienced Are you looking to join an organization that is growing and dynamic? What about a high-energy, collaborative environment that rewards hard work? J.S. Held is a specialized global consulting firm whose professionals serve as trusted, expert advisors to organizations facing high-stakes events that demand urgent attention, exceptional knowledge, staunch integrity, and clear-cut analysis and advice. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of technical, scientific, financial, and technology advisory services that enable clients across the spectrum of industries to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations with precise analysis, reliable insights, and confidence. With over 100 locations worldwide we are highly committed to all members of our community, both employees and clients. Our organization focuses on promoting a sense of community and inspiring our people to achieve results that exceed goals. We are seeking a Building Consultant - Director to join our Building Consulting team. This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial, highly driven person with a well-rounded skill set, whose responsibilities extend beyond those of traditional project managers and estimators. The ideal person for this role will need to not only have a strong grasp of property damage evaluation but also be flexible and a strategic thinker, able to take on a variety of tasks. Our building consulting team participates in projects of all sizes and scopes spanning from residential and middle-market commercial to the most complex economic, industrial, and infrastructure matters. Job Description: The ideal candidate for this position possesses a minimum of 10+ years of work experience in the restoration and remediation field as a Project Manager, with responsibilities for estimating large commercial complex losses. Large loss Insurance Adjusters with strong experience in the construction industry can also be a great fit. Estimators with experience in reconstruction projects, roofing, or equivalent fields or General Contractors, who understand insurance estimating and claims procedure are welcome to apply. The most successful experts in our organization have a strong desire to understand and learn the methodology for negotiating and settling files in a timely manner. They constantly apply strong analytical and writing skills to produce expert reports to support our clients in making important high-value decisions. Job Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with clients and project representatives - adjusters, brokers, insureds, attorneys, etc.
  • Schedules and perform field inspections and necessary site visits to evaluate the scope of work/damage.
  • Estimates commercial, industrial, multi-family, and residential projects using Xactimate.
  • Documents, reviews, and analyzes; estimates, schedules, contracts, change orders, correspondence, daily reports, meeting minutes, monthly reports, and any additional documents related to the project/file.
  • Provide technical direction to other consultants, interacting and supporting their files.
  • Collaborate with Business Development Managers to help develop new business opportunities and continue to nurture and strengthen existing client relationships. Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or associate degree from an accredited college or university; or 10 years of demonstrable experience and accomplishments in the restoration industry, in lieu of a degree may suffice.
  • Relevant experience in the restoration and/or restoration contracting field specializing in working with insurance companies, with responsibilities related to scheduling, project management, and estimating.
  • Proficiency in working with Xactimate, Symbility, RS Means, or other estimating software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word with strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce high-quality expert reports.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines while being detail-oriented.
  • Strong independent work ethic and leadership skills and qualities.
  • Exceptional customer service skills to support and solve our clients questions and requests. Preferred Qualifications:
  • IICRC related degrees, credentials, or certifications.
  • HAAG, RRO, PMP, and other certifications.
  • Existing contacts within the insurance industry. Physical and Mental Job Qualifications:
  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections.
  • Must be able to write reports of findings after inspections 50% of day-to-day
  • May be exposed to UV radiation from the sun, radon, or other forms of air pollution.
  • Must be able to be on call or work weekends or nights when needed.
  • Willingness to travel overnight, out-of-state, abroad, and for CAT response when needed. J.S. Held is dedicated to becoming the global leader in providing multi-disciplinary consulting services to the construction, government, healthcare, industrial, insurance, energy, legal, and technology, communities. We have diverse practice areas including Construction Advisory, Financial Investigations, Forensic Accounting & Economics, Forensic Architecture & Engineering, Surety, Environmental Health & Safety, Equipment, Toxicology, and Building & Property Consulting, among other disciplines. J.S. Held is devoted to recruiting and cultivating top industry talent to build a collaborative and diverse team of experts. We leverage our experience to provide local, cost-efficient solutions and an unrivaled client experience. We embrace diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to building a team and environment that fosters professional and personal enrichment is unwavering. We are greater when we are equal! Our mission is to serve as trusted, expert advisors to organizations around the world facing high-stakes situations that demand urgent attention, exceptional knowledge, staunch integrity, and objective, clear-cut analysis, and advice. Some of the Benefits We Have Include: J.S. Held understands all of our employees are people and sometimes life needs flexibility. We work to always provide an environment that best supports and suits our teams needs.
  • Our flexible work environment allows employees to work remotely when needed
  • Generous PTO Policy
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k Match
  • Commuter Benefits Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read the and hereby freely and unambiguously give informed consent to the collection, processing, use, and storage of your personal information as required and described therein. Please explore what were all about at EEO and Job Accommodations: We embrace diversity and our commitment to building a team and environment that fosters professional and personal enrichment is unwavering. We are greater when we are equal! J.S. Held is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request for a reasonable accommodation, please emailand include Applicant Accommodation within the subject line with your request and contact information. LI-NF1

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