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The Vertex Companies Project Engineer in Denver, Colorado

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 25 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.

  • Call subcontractors to confirm pricing or receive bids as necessary.

  • Write technical reports presenting estimating analysis.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


We offer a generous benefits package including paid time off (3 weeks vacation), medical, dental, vision, 401K match (immediate vesting), short/long term disability, life insurance, dependent care benefits, tuition reimbursement, and access to a wide variety of services, wellness programs and more.

We reserve the right to modify or revise the Job Description in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.

ID: 2021-1616

External Company URL: http://www.vertexeng.com/

Street: 3734 Osage Street