• Project Engineer, Construction Litigation

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    US-CO-Denver | US-CO-Denver
  • Company Overview

    The Vertex Companies, Inc. is looking for a talented, entrepreneurial professionals who welcomes challenge.  The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects and working with junior and senior staff, as well as gaining valuable, real-world experience.  More specific details are described below.


    Core Responsibilities

    • Review and comprehend repair recommendations provided from Engineers or Architects expert reports detailing alleged construction and/or design deficiencies and proposed repairs.
    • Set up cost estimate spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
    • Perform quantity takeoffs using electronic onscreen takeoff programs or by hand as necessary.
    • Utilizes pricing databases to determine unit costs for repair work.
    • Perform quality control checks for unit price accuracy, quantities, scope of work and formulas within Microsoft Excel.
    • Work effectively within a team environment and manage time to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Communicate deliverable deadlines and responsibilities to team members and managers.
    • Review and interpret building code as it applies to repair scope and pricing.
    • Manage project files daily to ensure file data is secure and organized.
    • Perform periodic site inspections of projects and document as-built conditions.
    • Provide real time feedback on status and estimated completion of estimating activities.
    • Assist with preparation of narrative detailing cost estimating strategies and analysis of cost estimates.
    • Make employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy.
    • Represent VERTEX to clients in a professional manner.

    Position Requirements


    • Some travel and/or field work (valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required).
    • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients and subcontractors.
    • Able to work with minimal oversight, but take direction effectively from managers.
    • Able to meet deadlines, both internally and externally driven.
    • Other project duties as assigned by senior staff. 



    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture or Construction Management preferred.


    • Two to five years of work experience in a consultant or contractor setting preferably as an estimator.
    • Interpreting construction plans and understanding construction means and methods; performing cost estimating for repair of varying types of buildings.


    Knowledge & Skills

    • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities and have the ability to provide quality, error free work product.
    • Proficient in computer operations and standard software packages.
    • Proficiency with project accounting and spreadsheet data.
    • Working knowledge of scheduling software (P6, MS Project, etc.) a plus
    • Effective communicator, verbal and written.
    • Efficient, well-organized and positive attitude when approached with challenges and realities of construction management and consulting. 


    • OSHA-10 or -30 construction safety certification preferred. 

    Physical Requirements

    • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain.
    • Carry construction tools and equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity.


    EEO Statement

    It is and will continue to be the policy of VERTEX to practice equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including but not limited to employees, clients, vendors, independent contractors and other third parties. All persons will be treated on the basis of qualifications, competence and merit, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, military status, physical or mental disability and any other category protected by law.


    Decisions concerning employment have and will continue to be based on those considerations which further the principle of equal employment opportunity. All other personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoff, Company-sponsored training, education and tuition assistance, and social programs are and will continue to be administered in accordance with VERTEX’s EEO policy.



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