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Construction - Senior Construction Consultant

Chicago, Illinois · Construction/Facilities
Senior Construction Consultant, Chicago IL

If you have the necessary experience, have shown stability with past employers, have a strong industry background and are looking for new opportunities, let EJS Group guide you through a highly competitive marketplace. EJS Group will provide you with insight into our client's culture, compensation expectations and growth opportunities. Apply today and allow us to present you to our client for maximum exposure.
Forensic Engineering firm seeking a Senior Construction Consultant in Chicago to conduct field inspections as requested in order to produce estimated cost of repairs. Such inspections can include but are not limited to weather-caused damage, foundations, equipment evaluations, structural detailing, inspection and detailing of in-site collapse debris, fire and explosion scene inspections, and so forth. May work with Associate Construction in a mentoring capacity. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Weather-related evaluations may include:
  • Measuring roof areas
  • Inspecting roof coverings
  • Determining the extent and damage and/or repair methodology
  • Foundation inspections may include:
  • Measuring and diagramming buildings
  • Crawlspace inspections
  • Surveying building areas
  • Determining the extent and damage and/or repair methodology
  • Fire and explosion scene inspections may include:
  • Measuring and diagramming damaged buildings
  • Debris removal if necessary
  • Collecting debris samples for analysis and laboratory examination
  • Determining the extent and damage and/or repair methodology
  • In-site collapse debris detailing may include:
  • Diagraming and photographing collapsed structural elements
  • Locating positions of fallen structural elements
  • Determining the extent and damage and/or repair methodology
  • Field activities may include:
  • Setting up, calibrating, and operating various equipment.
  • Data acquisition
  • Aspects of all work may include:
  • Preparing drawings and estimates in Xactimate, RS Means or Swiftestimator
  • Contacting manufacturers and suppliers
  • Calibrating, maintaining, acquiring, and using electrical and mechanical instruments
  • Completing preparation of written reports.
  • Completing of project budgets and schedules
  • Scope negotiation, agreement and execution
  • Bachelors degree (BS) granted by a four-year college or university preferred
  • Construction defects experience preferred
  • Solid knowledge of computer applications is essential
  • Experience with a restoration related contracting firm and/or negotiating with large loss scenarios highly preferred
  • Good writing skills
  • Working knowledge of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional estimating and
  • property restoration
  • Ability to develop and maintain client book of business
  • Establish and maintain effective and profitable relationships with insurance adjustors and agents
  • Good communication skills are required for contacts with clients, property owners, and others
  • Ability to create accurate scopes of work with minimal over/under errors
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations of only limited standardization. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, and schedule forms
  • Have a satisfactory driving record
  • Never been convicted of a felony
  • The vast majority of job assignments involve inspections under physically challenging circumstances and conditions. It is essential that technical employees perform many physical tasks included but not limited to the following:
  • Climb ladders, stairs, and roofs
  • Lift and set ladders and scaffolds
  • Work in hot, humid, arid, extremely cold, wet, icy, noisy, and otherwise difficult conditions
  • Work while suited in protective gear of various types
  • Walk considerable distances over oftentimes irregular terrain while carrying equipment
  • Tolerate the inconveniences and demands of travel
  • Given that every technical employee must conduct inspections as well as read many documents, every technical employees vision must be correctable sufficient for automobile drivers license registration. Good peripheral vision and depth perception also are essential
Employee owned and offers competitive benefits which could include a 401(k) plan, profit sharing, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, health savings account, disability, and paid time off.  The firm supports career advancement through professional training and development.
Darcy LaBeau
EJS Group

Account/Recruiting Manager
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