• Seismic Engineer

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    The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is an employee-owned AEC firm that offers forensic, engineering, construction and environmental solutions. We have approximately 500 employees occupying 25+ offices throughout North America. We care about our clients AND our employees so we operate with a constant sense of urgency and always look to add-value. This strategy has allowed us to grow with our clients over the past 24 years at a rate of 30% per year. We have been able to maintain exceptional quality through this constant growth cycle because of our lifetime of learning program which keeps us ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving economy. Bottom line…we deliver.


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


    The Vertex Companies, Inc. is looking for a dynamic, energetic individual to join our team in Irvine, CA as a Seismic Engineer, with skills to perform Seismic Risk Assessments and Property Condition Assessments. The Engineer 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.



    • Complete Probable Maximum Loss (PML) and Property Condition Assessments (PCA) reports including all field work, data compilation and report preparation, depending on the scope of work and terms of contract
    • Perform Seismic Risk Assessments and field observations of various property types, including industrial, commercial, and residential properties
    • Probable Maximum Loss or PML work will focus on the assessment of buildings for expected seismic performance and risk, including utilizing industry standard seismic risk assessment software and methodologies, reviewing construction plans, soils reports and other available documentation
    • Perform site characterizations and evaluation of geologic hazards
    • Conduct field investigations to evaluate the type and condition of building structures, systems, and   exterior features
    • May also perform structural/forensic investigations and construction loan monitoring work
    • 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




    • Minimum of 7 years of related seismic experience, more than 10 preferred
    • Prior PCA experience is required
    • Prior Phase I ESA experience is a plus
    • Knowledge of seismic design and retrofit requirements utilized in current and past building codes


    • Professional license or certification (PE, PG or CEG) required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geology, Environmental Science Construction Management or related field

    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
    • Ability to travel, the position typically involves approximately 30-40% field time and 60% office time

    EEO Statement

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


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