• Construction Project Manager, Surety

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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 Project Manager to join our Construction Consulting team in Irvine, CA. The Project Manager we are looking for will be responsible for overseeing a wide variety of tasks in our Construction Consulting division, including but not limited to: surety claim investigations and management of project completion for surety clients. Additional tasks would include: project management as owner’s representative / owner’s project manager, damage assessments, construction defect investigation, contract claim analysis and reporting, cost estimating, litigation support, property condition assessments, and acting as an expert witness in construction-related matters.


    Provide management and review for multiple projects and consulting engagements; provide assistance and support to the Division Manager and team staff. Project Managers are responsible for delivering outstanding professional services within their geographical realm and skill-set. Client satisfaction is essential.


    Core Responsibilities

    • Effective management of select assignments; meeting budget and delivery timeframes; ensuring client satisfaction.
    • Ensuring that assignments are executed with technical proficiency, accuracy, and professionalism.
    • Providing support to other regions in the event of a natural disaster.
    • Developing technical specialization and expertise that benefits the company and broadens our service offerings.
    • Timely review and processing of client deliverables.
    • Timely submission of time and expenses on a weekly basis.
    • Make employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy

    Position Requirements

    • Travel as required to fulfill position and project responsibilities.
    • Able to demonstrate experience in the management of construction designs, budgets and schedules.
    • Experience in delivery of projects on-time and on-budget.
    • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with superiors, co-workers, clients and subcontractors
    • Able to provide oversight and direction to junior staff
    • Other duties as assigned by Division Manager 



    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical, construction-related field (i.e.: architecture, construction management, engineering).
    • A license in at least one state within his/her geographic region is preferred, but not required.


    • Proven track record of Project Management
    • Prefer a minimum of five to seven years of experience in construction activities directly related to claim management and investigation.
    • Ability to buyout projects, formulate contract agreements, analyze and interpret project cost controls, direct subcontractor work and perform risk analysis.
    • Project field experience on industrial or commercial project 3-5 years.
    • Must be familiar with RFI’s, QA/QC requirements, Submittals, Drawings, Contracts and Regulations.

    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.
    • Advanced degree or certification not required but beneficial.
    • Understanding of CPM scheduling. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Project is preferred and knowledge of Primavera is a plus.
    • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems, drawings, installation and commissioning.


    • OSHA-30 certifications preferred.
    • Industry STS certification is preferred.

    Physical Requirement

    • Able to carry and operate a 24-foot extension ladder unassisted.
    • Able to walk on sloped roofs.
    • Able to work in small spaces (attics, crawl spaces).
    • Able to carry 40 lbs.

    EEO Statement

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


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