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Mechanical Engineer - Forensics

The Vertex Companies, LLC
New York, NY
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Description

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

Our Forensic team is a highly educated and highly valued team of engineering experts. We work with global insurance firms, and national and regionally based law firms to provide professional services on a large portfolio of complex and challenging forensic projects. 

Job Description

Mechanical Engineer - Forensic

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer with forensics experience and their Professional Engineering license (PE) to join our Mid Atlantic team. Forensics roles provide a great deal of variety, including forensic investigations of mechanical systems (HVAC and other MEP), code research, construction document review, failure analysis, scope of repair preparation, and report writing. These activities will generally be performed for insurance property claims, construction defect litigation matters, and property condition assessments for residential and commercial buildings.

What you will be doing:

  • Conduct forensic field inspections into the cause and origin of incidents related to residential and commercial property damage claims and construction or design defect claims
  • Research failures attributed to mechanical systems to determine cause and origin of incident - HVAC expertise a plus
  • Develop detailed plan for remediation of loss: scope, schedule, budget
  • Author expert investigative reports with detailed findings and plans for remediation for senior management review and client presentation
  • Participate in business development activities and presentations, including regular contact with existing and prospective clients in the region
  • Ensure client satisfaction by meeting project on time and on budget expectations
  • Ensure all assignments are executed with technical proficiency, accuracy, and professionalism

What you bring to the table:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in NY
  • 4+ years of professional experience in the design, inspection, and assessment of mechanical systems - HVAC expertise a plus
  • Prior experience supporting property damage claim investigations 
  • Previous experience in the mechanical design of components installed in commercial and/or residential structures
  • Strong knowledge of residential (IRC), commercial (IBC) & existing (IEBC) I-codes
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and multiple priorities
  • Proficiency with office software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent verbal and technical written communication skills in English
  • Ability to carry and operate a 24-foot extension ladder unassisted, walk on elevated and slope surfaces and work in confined spaces
  • Travel requirement to client sites, legal proceedings, etc.

Additional Information

Why work with us:

Forensics is one of our fastest growing, interesting, and in-demand service areas. You'll like our entrepreneurial culture and opportunities for advancement. Please note that the PE license is extremely important to us and our clients for our forensic engineering roles.

Our “Lifetime of Learning” program is second to none and ensures that all employees receive the training, opportunities, and guidance they need to grow with us as we expand. And we are a consistent Zweig Best Places to Work winner.

Watch the video for more information about our Forensics practice.


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.

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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.

The Vertex Companies, LLC


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