Cost Estimator Project Engineer

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Company Overview

VERTEX is regarded as one of the premier engineering, construction, environmental and IT companies serving many top insurance companies, real estate owners, contractors, banks, real estate investors and attorneys across the country. VERTEX has 25 offices worldwide and a dedicated staff of over 450 engineers, architects, environmental, and construction professionals. VERTEX offers comprehensive solutions for construction and environmental exposures. With 55,000 projects completed since inception, our experience speaks for itself.


In late 2013, VERTEX implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). VERTEX’s employee-owners help our clients identify and mitigate risks to a project’s physical, environmental and economic well-being; it drives every decision we make. We offer highly personalized and customized service to address highly specialized challenges. By applying technical and scientific skills to our clients’ real business challenges, VERTEX creates integrated solutions that minimize risks while achieving the required results.


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VERTEX is looking for a talented, entrepreneurial professional who welcomes challenge.  The candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects and working with junior and senior staff, as well as gaining valuable, real-world experience.  More specific details are described below.


Project Engineer, Construction Claims Consulting

Core Responsibilities


  • Review and comprehend repair recommendations provided from Engineers or Architects expert reports detailing alleged construction and/or design deficiencies and proposed repairs.
  • Set up cost estimate spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
  • Perform quantity takeoffs using electronic onscreen takeoff programs or by hand as necessary.
  • Utilizes pricing databases to determine unit costs for repair work.
  • Perform quality control checks for unit price accuracy, quantities, scope of work and formulas within Microsoft Excel.
  • Work effectively within a team environment and manage time to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Communicate deliverable deadlines and responsibilities to team members and managers.
  • Review and interpret building code as it applies to repair scope and pricing.
  • Manage project files daily to ensure file data is secure and organized.
  • Perform periodic site inspections of projects and document as-built conditions.
  • Provide real time feedback on status and estimated completion of estimating activities.
  • Assist with preparation of narrative detailing cost estimating strategies and analysis of cost estimates.
  • Make employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy.
  • Represent VERTEX to clients in a professional manner.


Position Requirements

  • Some travel and/or field work (valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required).
  • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients and subcontractors.
  • Able to work with minimal oversight, but take direction effectively from managers.
  • Able to meet deadlines, both internally and externally driven.
  • Other project duties as assigned by senior staff.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture or Construction Management preferred.


  • One to five years of work experience in a consultant or contractor setting preferably as an estimator.
  • Interpreting construction plans and understanding construction means and methods; performing cost estimating for repair of varying types of buildings.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities and have the ability to provide quality, error free work product.
  • Proficient in computer operations and standard software packages.
  • Proficiency with project accounting and spreadsheet data.
  • Working knowledge of scheduling software (P6, MS Project, etc.) a plus
  • Effective communicator, verbal and written.
  • Efficient, well-organized and positive attitude when approached with challenges and realities of construction management and consulting.



  • OSHA-10 or -30 construction safety certification preferred.


Physical Requirements

  • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain.
  • Carry construction tools and equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity.

EEO Statement

VERTEX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V. 11


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