Coordinate all aspects of physical and visual inspections of commercial and residential properties for loan due diligence purposes. Duties include coordinating and scheduling multiple projects with short deadlines (most projects have three-week completion requirements), working with a variety of stakeholders including internal company staff, client representatives, and third parties such as property managers and regulators; preparing, tracking, and closing detailed Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Property Condition Assessment (PCA) reports using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Quire; delivering reports on time to clients for loan due diligence purposes (NCB, Bank United, Arbor Commercial, Central Bank Savings, M&T, and Apple Bank; and scheduling and conducting ESAs of commercial and residential properties in accordance with the health and safety regulations of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 1527-21 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments to complete Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process (ASTM E 1527-21 Standard) as well client scope of work requirements.
The ESA includes:
- A visual inspection of properties for environmental issues, including but not limited to chemical/petroleum storage tanks, chemical usage/storage, spills, PCB equipment, hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal activities, as well non-ASTM issues (i.e. asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint, radon, and mold), including gathering field samples as needed;
- Review of public and historical sources/records and interviews with site representatives to determine the current and historical uses of the property;
- Review of regulatory databases to determine if the subject property or nearby sites are listed on regulatory databases and whether these listings present an issue of concern; and
- Preparation of a written report detailing the findings of the ESA with conclusion and recommendations for any environmental issues that warrant further investigation along with cost estimates to complete the additional investigations.
PCA inspections include:
- Communicating with property managers and building superintendents regarding planned and previous capital improvements (façade repairs, hallway painting, roof/ boiler replacements, elevator upgrades, etc.), Local Law 87, 84 and 11 (NYC only), door lock monitoring system (NYC only);
- Assessing properties’ structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems to determine their condition, quality, and useful life, identifying problematic building materials (fire retardant treated plywood, galvanized piping, aluminum branch wiring, Chinese drywall, etc.);
- Reviewing HPD violations and building violations and confirming they have been resolved, and providing a detailed recommendation report on repairing and/or replacing systems along with costs and timelines to complete the repair/replacement work to ensure that the systems are operating properly and safely.
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering science, environmental science, or related field.
- 6 months of work experience in a position focused on preparing, tracking, and closing case reports and communicating with a variety of stakeholders (internal staff and external third parties). Experience must include 1 month of experience with environmental inspections including working with asbestos field samples and working with health and safety regulations.
- Local and national travel 10-15% of worktime required to visit inspection sites.
- Valid driver’s license.