• Seismic Engineer

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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 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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