DBI Construction Consultants specializes in building damage assessment and cost consulting, primarily to clients in the insurance claims industry. We are seeking candidates with expertise in construction damage evaluation and repair cost estimating to fill an Entry Level Consultant position in our New York City office in Midtown Manhattan.
DBI’s core function is identification and evaluation of damage to buildings resulting from any number of causes including fire, flood, broken water/fire sprinkler piping, wind (hurricanes, tornadoes), and earthquakes, among others. Damages are noted and documented during physical inspections of subject properties and an appropriate repair scope and cost estimate for repairs necessary to restore a subject property to pre-damaged condition is formulated and presented in a technical report for our clients. The fundamental skills required for this position include understanding of construction principles and technology, building damage evaluation, and commercial construction estimating. Candidates with insurance industry experience, particularly in commercial property damage claims adjusting, are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in people with experience in the remediation/restoration industry. Educational backgrounds in engineering, architecture, construction project management, and related areas of academic study are a plus. Candidates with experience in building or remodeling trades will also be considered.
Applicants should have above average verbal and written communication facilities and the ability to present themselves confidently in meetings and negotiations. Additionally, the position requires a high level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and, particularly, Excel). Experience with Xactimate and Bluebeam Revu are particularly valuable as well, as is some knowledge of construction scheduling programs such as Primavera or MS Project.
The position includes traveling for inspections of damaged structures and for follow-up meetings with other industry professionals, often locally and regionally, but also to other areas of North America and, occasionally, abroad.
Total compensation package will be determined based on experience. Package includes two bonus reviews per year, which offers financial rewards for the hours worked by an individual as well as opportunity for team performance. At DBI we also offer medical, vision, and dental plans, 401K plan with 50% company matching up to $7,500 per annum, and a life insurance plan.
DBI Construction Consultants, founded in 2002, has branch office locations in; Miami, FL, Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. and is a uniquely skilled, dynamic, and client-focused firm comprised of individuals with backgrounds in construction management, engineering, architecture, insurance, and real estate finance. Aside from our Construction Consulting Division, DBI has an in-house Project Management Division operating out of our New York office with real estate development and construction oversight capabilities. This internal mix sets us apart from our other consultants and imparts additional validity to our cost estimating, in that our company regularly prices and manages construction.
This is a great opportunity for the right individual to join a group of young, vibrant, and ambitious professionals who are redefining the industry. Our business is about personal relationships; this starts with the DBI team and extends to our clients, vendors, and referral sources. At DBI we invest in our employees, promote a team atmosphere, and encourage personal growth and advancement within our company. We are client focused and provide detailed, honest, and accurate independent evaluations. We encourage our employees and give them the tools to improve our work product with the latest technological advancements and modern office space in the heart of New York City. We value continual growth and evolution to more effectively and efficiently service our clients and stay ahead of our competition. DBI encourages employees to develop specialties in areas of interest and has project managers with designations that are unique to our competitors, such as an on staff RLA, LEED, CDT, and MAI certified individuals, and energy industry specialists.