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Au-senior Building Consultant - Crd

Crawford & Company - Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


Purpose of Position

  • Inspect and report on building related matters, undertake and/or co-ordinate forensic investigations, provide detailed scope of works and cost estimates, obtain and review tenders, manage various projects, train and mentor junior staff, and technical revision of reports prior to them being submitted to the Client.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work within strict Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and in accordance with policy liability.
  • Conduct field investigations involving all types of structures and construction problems including residential, commercial and industrial properties
  • Determine of the cause, origin, and extent of structural failures, water intrusions, construction defects and building system failures
  • Assignments may include foundation settlement investigations, structural assessments, site evaluations, sub-surface investigations, vibration analysis and other building related issues
  • Analyse failures in buildings and other infrastructure systems by conducting site visits and applying building principles and practices in accordance with codes and industry standards
  • Conduct unbiased investigations for various types of clients
  • Prepare written reports that document causes of failure, extent of loss, and recommended remediation.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, seminars and reviewing professional publications.
  • Provide mentoring and training to junior staff.
  • Review reports prior to them being submitted to the Client.

Key Crawford Behaviours
  • Customer Focus: Focus on understanding and meeting the customer's needs. Involves actively seeking information to understand internal and external customers’ circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs
  • Organisational/Time Management: Effectively prioritises work and meets deadlines. Involves allocating time and resources efficiently and effectively; managing multiple assignments or tasks effectively.
  • Quality: Consistently produces high quality work. Involves professional presentation of documents, with high level of accuracy.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Communicates clearly and professionally with both internal and external clients. Involves conveying information, both written and verbal, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Responsiveness: Responds to requests for information, emails and returns telephone calls promptly and professionally
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates tolerance for uncertainty; responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behaviour to better fit different situations; learn new skills, perform work in different ways; willing to be flexible.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others and build effective working relationships to accomplish common team goals and objectives. Involves understanding team dynamics, fostering collaboration, providing a tangible contribution and listening and responding to the input of others in a manner that creates an environment of mutual trust and respect. Willingness to transfer knowledge and skills as appropriate

Key Relationships
  • Insurers and intermediaries
  • Clients Lawyers
  • Insureds and their representatives
  • Loss Adjusters
  • Builders and Contractors

Experience/Knowledge Required
  • A thorough knowledge of the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Licensed Builder
  • Thorough knowledge of the building industry
  • Experience working with legal firms and insurance companies is a plus
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel and clients both verbally and written
  • Proven technical competency in all aspects of Building Consultancy, including – Home Owners Warranty, Litigated Claims, Large Loss, Complex Causation, Scope of Works, Estimating and Project Management

Personal Attributes Required
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team;
  • A positive attitude and a proactive approach to solving problems;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Able to co-ordinate a variety of actions concurrently.

Technical Skills Required
  • Ability to identify building defects and damage
  • Ability to scope and estimate cost of repairs to Domestic, Commercial and Industrial properties
  • IT competent
  • Complex Report writing
  • Ability to support conclusions by appropriate expert testimony in legal proceedings

  • Diploma/Degree / Tertiary Qualification in Building
  • Trade qualification
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience.

Sydney, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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