• Environmental Scientist, Due Diligence

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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 dynamic, energetic individuals who welcome the challenge of joining our Due Diligence teams in our Chicago, IL West Loop 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! Do you enjoy travelling, meeting new people and gaining varied and valuable career experience? Do you enjoy using a wide variety of technological resources to meet and exceed client goals and expectations as well as improve inter-office efficiency? Are you looking for a fast-paced atmosphere, dedicated to exceeding client expectations of excellence? Are you looking for a company that believes in promoting from within, and the only limitation is defined by you? If so, this is the right opportunity for you!

    The individuals we are looking for will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects on a fast-paced schedule, working with senior staff to assess sites primarily in Illinois and the Midwest, but also across the country. More specific details are described below.

    Due Diligence Services Environmental Scientist

    Core Responsibilities

    • Conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
    • Conduct/Direct field investigations activities
    • Collect soil, groundwater, and indoor air samples
    • Analyze laboratory and engineering data
    • Write regulatory 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 

    Position Requirements

    • Frequent travel and/or field work
    • 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
    • Experience in the execution of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
    • Experience with Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), Phase II Subsurface Investigations, and remediation is a plus!



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


    • Minimum of two to five years’ experience in technical activities directly related to Environmental Assessment activities, including report writing and field investigation

    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.


    • Position requires Health & Safety Certification pursuant to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER 40 Hour) (Training provided if necessary)
    • Position requires OSHA 10 (Training provided if necessary)

    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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