• Construction Project Engineer, 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/.


    VTX is looking for a talented, entrepreneurial professional who welcomes challenge to join our Milton, ON GTA  team.  The candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects and working with junior and senior staff, as well as gaining valuable, real-world surety claim experience.  More specific details are described below.


    VTX is a wholly owned subsidiary of The VERTEX Companies, Inc. and is an industry leader in the surety claims consulting and completion contracting marketplace.  We work with many contract surety providers throughout our domestic and international offices.


    Project Engineer

    Core Responsibilities

    • Effective management of select assignments within the region; meeting budget and delivery timeframes; ensuring client satisfaction
    • Ensuring that assignments are executed with technical proficiency, accuracy, and professionalism
    • Monitoring of construction projects
    • Review and interpret construction drawings, specifications, and contract documents.
    • Monitor and assess construction performance and record construction activities to ensure compliance with construction documents
    • Investigate and analyze performance and payment bond claims
    • Analyze project documents relating to defect and warranty claims
    • Site investigations and assist in preparation of technical reports with photos and graphics and claim synopses
    • Assist with preparation of detailed reports auditing construction projects
    • Assist in project schedule creation, management and analysis
    • Inspect properties and buildings
    • Review and interpret building code
    • Assist with quantity takeoffs and cost estimating
    • Assist with file setup and filing
    • 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

    • Schedule site visits, including overnight travel (potentially remote)
    • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients, and contractors
    • 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, Architecture, or Construction Management preferred
    • BA/BS in Business with emphasis in Accounting, Management or Finance considered
    • EIT certification preferred



    • 3– 5 years of experience
    • Internships or prior work experience a plus
    • Construction experience a plus
    • Candidates should be familiar with interpreting construction drawings, specifications, contracts, estimating and take-offs, and as-built drawings.
    • Work in a consultant setting. Track your time and monitor activities against a budget.


    Knowledge & Skills

    • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under high stress conditions
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Efficient, well-organized and positive attitude when approached with challenges and realities of construction management and consulting
    • Requires excellent technology, computer, and document management proficiencies.
    • Proficiency or working knowledge of Primavera Contract Management a plus
    • Proficiency or working knowledge of CPM Scheduling software a plus
    • Proficiency or working knowledge of CAD a plus
    • Estimating skills are a plus
    • Proficiency with Excel


    • CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) certification a plus

    Physical Requirements

    • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain
    • Carry construction tools and equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites
    • Position will require overnight travel



    EEO Statement

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


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