Manager -Construction Claims
The Vertex Companies LLC

Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description

The Vertex Companies, LLC (VERTEX) is a leading multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm that provides forensic consulting, engineering design, construction management, claims & dispute resolution, and environmental solutions to contractors, insurance carriers, sureties, law firms, real estate owners, property managers, public agencies, and commercial clients.

When working at VERTEX, we're all in this together. From the moment you start your career with us, you'll work side by side with upper-level management and experienced expert witnesses. Not only will you learn the field of litigation consulting, you'll also join a collaborative team focused on developing our professionals for future successes.

Job Description

Managers work within our collaborative teams to analyze complex construction scheduling and project cost issues, often related to business disputes including litigation. Managers' daily responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and foster client relationships through superior client service.
  • Detailed analysis of data and documentation, such as: construction drawings, schedules, submittals and shop drawings, daily reports, weather data, cost reports, and more, to determine trends and key findings.
  • Preparation of forensic schedule analysis utilizing various methods, such as As-Planned vs. As-Built and Windows Analyses.
  • Labor productivity evaluations.
  • Calculation of delay damages, calculation of lost profit / income, and assessment of consequential damages.
  • Review and verify construction costs and cost reasonableness.
  • Develop, update, and maintain project schedules in Primavera P6.
  • Perform reviews of baseline and periodic schedule updates for quality, compliance with specifications and overall reasonableness.
  • Prepare and /or assist with the preparation of expert reports, expert testimony and exhibits for trial or settlement negotiations, and provide client support during litigation, arbitration or mediation.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical, construction-related field (i.e.: architecture, construction management, engineering).
  • 4+ years of experience working in construction management, construction claims, or project controls.
  • Proficient in interpreting construction drawings, specifications, and contract documents.
  • Experience in damages and investigative work focused on contractual disputes, claims, and litigation.
  • Ability to work in a consultant setting and track time and monitor activities against a budget.
  • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including technical report writing.
  • Proficient with standard software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe).
  • Proficient with scheduling software, such as Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

VERTEX offers a solid total compensation package including base salary and discretionary bonus plan. We also offer a robust benefits package including, healthcare (with multiple plan options) and dental; Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability. We offer a 401k plan with immediate match and vesting, Flex Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, and other perks. We provide a generous paid time off plan for eligible employees including 15 days of vacation, 64 hours of sick time, and 9.5 paid holidays (prorated for eligible part-time employees). Our "Lifetime of Learning" program also offers tuition reimbursement and additional support for pursuing advanced education, to help employees grow their skills and careers.

VERTEX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you require assistance to complete any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at .

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:

Please note that VERTEX does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, VERTEX will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, VERTEX explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of VERTEX.


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