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SBP Construction Estimator/Inspector in Columbia, South Carolina

About SBP

SBP is an award-winning, innovative nonprofit organization that shrinks the time between disaster and recovery. A leader in volunteer-driven, post-disaster rebuilding; SBP educates,

advocates and improves the disaster recovery sector so that we can collectively achieve more for communities. With a growing team of 85+ staff and 240 AmeriCorps members, SBP has rebuilt more than 2,000 homes across 13 states and in the Bahamas, and shared best practices with many more.

SBP’s vision is to embrace constant improvement, community-wide collaboration, and clear benchmarks to reduce human suffering caused by the tolls of delay in recovery. By pairing resilience training with recovery operations, we strive to reduce the need for our rebuilding services over time by increasing preparedness among vulnerable communities.

SBP encourages individuals that are hungry for change and eager to innovate to join our team so that we can change the future of disaster recovery together.

Position Summary

SBP seeks Estimators/Inspectors to oversee multiple aspects of the Subrecipient Agreement (SRA) with the Columbia, South Carolina. The Estimator/Inspector will direct all actions and manage the accomplishment of the following objectives:

  • All construction related activities associated with the City of Columbia’s housing recovery program as specified in the SRA.

  • The completion of housing rehabilitation for eligible clients in accordance with available funding and the City of Columbia’s CDBG-DR 2015 Disaster Action Plan

  • Provide Xactimate based estimates concerning the Estimated Cost of Repair of disaster damaged homes and monitor thorough an inspection process the competition of the project

We are looking for an experienced professional who can bring his/her best practices for disaster damaged home estimation and follow up inspections to the SBP team. SBP is seeking a leader who is resourceful, self-driven, resilient, and ready to take ownership of aggressive goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement all components of the organization’s SRA with the City of Columbia

  • Follow process which quickly and efficiently repair or replace disaster damaged homes.

  • Execute all aspects of the Estimated Cost of Repair process

  • Execute all aspects of the inspection process

  • Repair/rebuild homes as required

  • Oversee construction transactions and their input into the system of record

  • In conjunction with Program leadership, establish/validate housing quality construction standards

  • Validate quality and completion

  • Ensure warranty response

  • Prepare construction files for close out

Performance Expectations:

  • Able to juggle multiple, competing priorities

  • Familiarity with the Xactimate system

  • Exceptionally self-motivated and curious

  • High level of personal accountability

  • Align work performance with SBP’s core values

  • Detail-oriented with strong troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Working knowledge of all facets of a CDBG-DR housing program

  • Superior work ethic and high energy level

  • Desire and ability to work, grow and learn in a startup environment.

  • Plan and meet deadlines

  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management

  • Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player

  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector

  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development

    Qualifications
  • Four‐year university degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5 years’ experience in Estimation and Home Inspections

  • Excellent written, oral communications and interpersonal skills; ability to listen and assess the interests of various audiences and communicate ideas in person or in writing in a clear and articulate manner to compel individuals to action

  • Proven track record of delivering on goals and meeting metrics

  • Able to satisfactorily pass a Criminal History Check to include sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI.

Benefits

SBP provides:

  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision options

  • PTO

  • 401k

  • Employer paid short and long-term disability

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