• Environmental Due Diligence Property Condition Assesment Assistant Project Manager

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    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.


    For more information about VERTEX visit us here http://vertexeng.com/.


    The Vertex Companies, Inc. is looking for a Due Diligence Project Manager to join our team in Chicago, IL. The Project Manager we are looking for will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects on a fast-paced schedule, working with staff to assess sites across the country, and providing field oversight on a variety of projects. More specific details are described below.

    Environmental Due Diligence Project Manager


    • Conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Subsurface Investigations and Property Condition Assessments
    • Represent VERTEX to the client in a professional manner
    • Manage projects within budget and client billing
    • Develop and coordinate scheduling of project work and deliverables
    • Provide direction to junior level staff in completion of the above
    • Schedule and coordinate subcontractor activities for projects
    • Review and implement Health and Safety Plans for the site where required
    • Make employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy
    • Prepare, review and submit final reports
    • Track time from staff (weekly timesheet management)
    • Other project duties as assigned by senior staff

    Position Requirements

    • Experience in the management and execution of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Property Condition Assessments and Phase II Subsurface Investigations
    • Knowledgeable about scopes of work, including ASTM, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
    • Frequent travel
    • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients and subcontractors
    • Able to work with minimal oversight, but take direction from Senior managers
    • Able to meet deadlines, both internally and externally
    • Illinois Asbestos Building Inspectors license desired and training will be provided if necessary



    • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Construction Management or related field


    • Minimum of three to five years experience in technical activities directly related to Environmental Due Diligence and PCA activities, including report writing

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under high stress conditions.
    • Knowledge of computer operations and standard software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe) required
    • Proficiency or working knowledge of CAD is a plus


    • Position requires Health & Safety Certification pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER 40 Hour), training provided if necessary
    • OSHA-10 or -30 certification required, training provided if necessary

    Physical Requirements

    • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain, climbing of ladders to access and evaluate roofing conditions and roof mounted equipment
    • Carry field testing 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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