• Assistant Project Manager, Industrial Hygiene and Building Science

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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. (VERTEX) is looking for an individual to join the Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences team in our Boston, MA office.  VERTEX is a rapidly growing, multi-national consulting firm that is experiencing exponential growth, and we’re looking to augment our team of talented individuals. The individual we are looking for will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects on a fast-paced schedule, working with senior staff, and providing field oversight on a variety of projects. More specific details are described below.


    Assistant Project Manager

    Core Responsibilities

    • Oversee and review Mold, Water Intrusion, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) claim related documents
    • Conduct/Direct field investigations activities, including Cause and Origin Investigation for Microbial Growth, Water Infiltration Investigation, Indoor Air Quality Assessment, and Industrial Hygiene Sampling
    • Collect bioaersol and industrial hygiene samples, utilizing variety of media and sampling techniques
    • Utilize real-time, direct reading and other industrial hygiene instrumentation
    • Analyze laboratory and engineering data
    • Write claim review and summary reports for senior review
    • Represent VERTEX to the client in a professional manner
    • Schedule and coordinate subcontractor activities for project
    • Prepare 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 


    •  Solid background and understanding of Industrial Hygiene
    • Experience in the execution of Mold Assessments, Water Intrusion Investigation, Indoor Air Quality Assessment
    • Frequent travel and/or field work (valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required)
    • Seek opportunities to expand client services with existing and new clients as part of ongoing business development
    • 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
    • Other project duties as assigned by senior staff
    • Background Check
      • Confirmation of address history
      • Criminal history
      • Employment Verification
      • Education Verification


    • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Environmental Science, or related environmental field


    • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in technical activities directly related to Mold, Indoor Air Quality, and Industrial Hygiene investigation 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 a plus


    • Position requires Health & Safety Certification pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER 40 Hour) – training provided if required
    • OSHA 10 or 30-Hour training is preferred, training provided if necessary
    • AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector Certification is preferred (Mass. Asbestos Inspector License a plus)


    Physical Requirements

    • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain
    • 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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