• Sr. Forensic Structural Engineer

    Job ID
    2018-1261
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Chicago
    Category
    Engineering
  • Company Overview

    The Vertex Companies, Inc. 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. The Vertex Companies, Inc. has 25 offices worldwide and a dedicated staff of over 450 engineers, architects, environmental, and construction professionals. The Vertex Companies, Inc. offers comprehensive solutions for construction and environmental exposures. With 55,000 projects completed since inception, our experience speaks for itself.

     

    In late 2013, The Vertex Companies, Inc. implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). The Vertex Companies, Inc.'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/.

    Responsibilities

    The Sr. Forensic Structural Engineer we are looking for will be a Licensed Professional Engineer (civil or structural), responsible for overseeing a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to field inspections and written reports for residential and commercial property damage claims and forensic investigations involving construction defect claims. Provide investigation and review for multiple projects; provide detailed investigative reports and findings to senior management and clients, primarily law firms and insurance companies. Client satisfaction is essential.

     

    Core Responsibilities

    • Effective management of all assigned tasks; meeting budget and delivery time frames; ensuring client satisfaction
    • Ensuring that assignments are executed with technical proficiency, accuracy, and professionalism
    • Single day and occasional overnight travel to assignments in region one to three days per week and provide multiple day 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
    • Professional development, continuing education, and advancement of credentials. Individuals should have independent initiatives as well as company – sponsored development goals
    • Participating in business development ventures and presentations, including regular contact with existing and prospective clients in the region
    • Make employee safety a priority both in-house and on-site, in accordance with corporate policy
      Other tasks as assigned by Senior Management

    Position Requirements

    • Proficient with building envelope requirements for commercial and residential building structures including concrete, wood, and steel
    • Previous experience in the structural design of residential structures and experience with residential property damage claim investigations
    • Previous experience in supporting litigation matters is preferred
    • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients and subcontractors

    Qualifications

    Experience

    • Prefer a minimum of five to ten years experience in design and construction related activities of residential and commercial structures or design and inspection of residential and commercial structures
    • Forensic investigation experience required.

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Strong knowledge of the residential (IRC), commercial (IBC) and existing (IEBC) I-codes
    • Understanding of wood framing and foundation components
    • Understanding of building envelope requirements preferred
    • 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
    • MathCAD not required but beneficial
    • Professional Registration (PE in GA, AL and FL or ability to obtain within 6 months) required

    Education

    • Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering (with emphasis in structures)
    • Advanced degree not required but beneficial

    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)

    EEO Statement

    The Vertex Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V. 11

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