• Project Engineer, Litigation

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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. is looking for a skilled, driven, detailed-oriented and entrepreneurial professional who welcomes challenges.  The candidate will enjoy the challenge of working on multiple projects with colleagues and senior staff, as well as gain valuable, real-world experience.  More specific details are described below.


    Project Engineer

    Core Responsibilities

    • Review and comprehend repair recommendations provided from expert reports detailing alleged construction and/or design deficiencies and proposed repair recommendations.
    • Set up cost estimate spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
    • Perform quantity takeoffs using electronic onscreen takeoff programs or by hand as necessary.
    • Utilize 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 self-manage time to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Communicate deliverable deadlines and responsibilities to team members and managers.
    • Review and interpret building codes as it applies to repair scope and pricing.
    • Manage and update project files daily to ensure file data is secure and organized.
    • Perform periodic site inspections of projects to photograph and document as-built conditions.
    • Provide real time feedback on status and estimated completion of estimating activities.
    • Assist with preparation of report narratives 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.
    • Sense of urgency.
    • Positive attitude.




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


    • One to three years of work experience in a consultant or contractor setting preferably as an estimator or project manager.
    • Interpreting construction drawings 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

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


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