Project Engineer, Construction Consulting - Honolulu

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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 a professional consulting firm focused on solving our clients’ construction, environmental, air quality, and energy challenges with a high degree of strategic and technical expertise. Vertex has offices and affiliates with offices world-wide.  We have grown and changed substantially since our inception in 1995, and we have built an excellent professional reputation in the community through the efforts and dedication of our employees. Around the globe, we help firms in diverse markets succeed by supporting vital project goals with a complete range of consulting, engineering, and project management solutions.


Project Engineer, Construction Consulting



VERTEX is looking for a talented, entrepreneurial professional who welcomes challenge, to work within the company’s Construction Consulting Services division (Owner’s Project Management, Construction Management, and Surety Consulting Services) in the Honolulu office.  The candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects and working with senior staff.  The ideal candidate comes from a construction background, but will be working primarily as a Project Engineer in Owner’s Representation and Construction Management project types. More specific details are described below.


Core Responsibilities

  • Support senior staff with the following activates:
  • Reviewing and interpretation of construction drawings, specifications, and contract documents.
  • Monitoring and assessment of construction performance and compliance with construction documents
  • Maintain project documentation, including RFIs, Submittals, Pay Applications, Closeout Documents
  • Investigate and analyze performance and payment bond claims
  • Analyze project documents relating to defect and warranty claims
  • Site investigations and assistance with preparation of technical reports
  • Project schedule creation, management, and analysis
  • Assistance with file setup, filing, and other administrative tasks.
  • Ensuring that assignments are executed with technical proficiency, accuracy, and professionalism
  • Making employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy
  • Representing VERTEX to clients in a professional manner

Position Requirements

  • Travel and/or field work may be required
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients, and contractors
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight, but take direction effectively from senior staff
  • Ability to meet deadlines, both internally and externally driven
  • Other project duties as assigned by senior staff



  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architecture preferred, but not required with additional field experience


  • 1-2 years construction experience preferred
  • Work in a professional consulting setting is a plus
  • Candidates should be familiar with interpreting construction drawings, specifications, contracts, cost estimates, quantity take-offs, and construction schedules
  • Experience in activities directly related to claim management and investigation a plus, but not required

 Knowledge & Skills

  • Must be able to take direction from senior staff
  • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under high stress conditions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Efficient, well-organized and positive attitude when approached with challenges and realities of construction management and consulting
  • Requires excellent technology, computer, and document management proficiencies
  • Proficiency or working knowledge of Primavera Contract Management a plus
  • Proficiency or working knowledge of Primavera P6 a plus
  • Proficiency or working knowledge of CAD a plus
  • Estimating skills are a plus 


  • OSHA-10 or -30 certification preferred, but not required
  • CDT certification a plus

Physical Requirements

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

EEO Statement

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


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