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WORKING AT GUARDIANGROUP

Protecting our clients’ interests isn’t always easy. It can keep you pretty busy. Details. E-mails. Phone calls. Paperwork. But if dotting your i’s, crossing your t’s, and going out of your way for people is part of who you are, you should consider working with us. As leading construction consultants, we’re a team of dedicated, driven people who perform all manner of surety claims handling, insurance claims handling, construction management and construction defect services. If you have experience with the surety, fidelity, construction/engineering, construction defect or litigation support fields, your proven diligence and track record of going the extra mile for clients could just find a home with us. In addition to great people, a competitive salary and great benefits, you’ll also have the chance to grow with a rapidly growing company.

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS PACKAGES

Guardian is a privately held company offering competitive pay, an array of company benefits and an environment where teamwork, ongoing professional development, continuous improvement and exceptional service is valued and rewarded. Benefits package includes:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability plan
  • 401(K) and company profit sharing
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid personal days
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities

CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER (PE) / MANAGER

CIVIL/STRUCTURAL
Dallas, TX
POSITION SUMMARY

Put your problem-solving, proven people skills and passion for business development to work. Your licensure(s), field inspections experience and supervisory/coaching talents will be recognized, rewarded and put to the test every day. You will provide construction-related analysis on a variety of diverse engineering projects, including the performance and oversight of residential, commercial and industrial projects, inclusive of code compliance and assessment/reporting of cause and origin. In this dynamic role, you will also execute peer-to-peer reviews and collaborate with marketing on the development of presentations, white papers, continuing education courses and promotional materials. read more

RESPONSIBILITIES

Forensic Investigations

  • Provide expert forensic analysis — provide honest and unbiased analysis and consultation on various property failures
  • Perform field inspections
  • Review all pertinent construction documentation per client’s requests
  • Schedule onsite inspections with property owners to conduct physical inspections and develop written reports of findings
  • Provide appraisals on structures and equipment on an as-needed basis
  • Coordinate and provide information in a manner satisfactory to clients’ expectations.
  • Provide written estimates on structures to determine value of damages and responsible party/parties.
  • Travel to perform projects within the standard regional boundaries as needed.
  • Consistently meet or exceed the established performance metrics for this position.
  • Provide expert testimony and/or depositions as needed for assigned projects.
  • Work flexible schedule during periods of peak business demand.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Guardian’s clients.
  • Proactively pursue additional training and mentoring opportunities, in addition to added education and/or certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)  in Texas.
  • Multiple P.E. licensure in surrounding states preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related Engineering field: civil or structural.
  • Previous forensic experience (5 years) is highly preferred.
  • Previous expert testimony or deposition experience highly preferred.
  • Adaptable attitude and willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Well-organized with the ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Hands-on engineering experience (structural/mechanical/electrical investigations, etc.)
  • Able to climb roofs, crawl in tight spaces, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team oriented and enjoy service-oriented work.
  • Honest and ethical business practices at all times.
  • Experience writing detailed reports.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Guardian’s guidelines.
  • Willing to travel and/or work a flexible schedule during periods of peak demand.
  • Willing to work from a remote office setting while traveling from project site to project site.
  • Meet all pre-employment standards and background check requirements.

This description portrays in general terms the type and levels of work performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent.

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER (PE) / MANAGER

CIVIL/STRUCTURAL
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Put your problem-solving, proven people skills and passion for business development to work. Your licensure(s), field inspections experience and supervisory/coaching talents will be recognized, rewarded and put to the test every day. You will provide construction-related analysis on a variety of diverse engineering projects, including the performance and oversight of residential, commercial and industrial projects, inclusive of code compliance and assessment/reporting of cause and origin. In this dynamic role, you will also execute peer-to-peer reviews and collaborate with marketing on the development of presentations, white papers, continuing education courses and promotional materials. read more

RESPONSIBILITIES

Forensic Investigations

  • Provide expert forensic analysis — provide honest and unbiased analysis and consultation on various property failures
  • Perform field inspections
  • Review all pertinent construction documentation per client’s requests
  • Schedule onsite inspections with property owners to conduct physical inspections and develop written reports of findings
  • Provide appraisals on structures and equipment on an as-needed basis
  • Coordinate and provide information in a manner satisfactory to clients’ expectations.
  • Provide written estimates on structures to determine value of damages and responsible party/parties.
  • Travel to perform projects within the standard regional boundaries as needed.
  • Consistently meet or exceed the established performance metrics for this position.
  • Provide expert testimony and/or depositions as needed for assigned projects.
  • Work flexible schedule during periods of peak business demand.
  • Provide excellent customer service to Guardian’s clients.
  • Proactively pursue additional training and mentoring opportunities, in addition to added education and/or certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)  in Florida.
  • Multiple P.E. licensure in surrounding states preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related Engineering field: civil or structural.
  • Previous forensic experience (5 years) is highly preferred.
  • Previous expert testimony or deposition experience highly preferred.
  • Adaptable attitude and willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Well-organized with the ability to meet project deadlines.
  • Hands-on engineering experience (structural/mechanical/electrical investigations, etc.)
  • Able to climb roofs, crawl in tight spaces, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team oriented and enjoy service-oriented work.
  • Honest and ethical business practices at all times.
  • Experience writing detailed reports.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Guardian’s guidelines.
  • Willing to travel and/or work a flexible schedule during periods of peak demand.
  • Willing to work from a remote office setting while traveling from project site to project site.
  • Meet all pre-employment standards and background check requirements.

This description portrays in general terms the type and levels of work performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent.

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER - CONSTRUCTION GENERALIST

CIVIL ENGINEER
Bel Air, MD

Leverage your successful past experience into a challenging, rewarding management-track career, applying your engineering skills to the field of surety claims and collaborating interdepartmentally with other specialists in claims investigations, engineering, and in the areas of construction defects and property & casualty. Broaden your knowledge of contemporary construction claims and master the finer points of  client service, risk/exposure mitigation, negotiations, etc. Your primary focuses will be on providing construction-related analysis to Guardian Group, Inc.’s clients, cost estimating and oversight of construction project completion. But for the right candidate: the sky’s the limit when it comes to your professional growth and your future with the company. To succeed in this position, you will need real-world construction management experience, as well as exemplary engineering, communication and interpersonal skills. read more

Construction & Engineering Forensic Investigations/Surety Claims

  • Provide expert forensic analysis — provide honest and unbiased analysis and consultation on various construction claims
  • Perform field inspections
  • Review all pertinent construction documentation per client’s requests
  • Coordinate and provide information in a manner satisfactory to clients’ expectations
  • Provide written cost estimates on structures to determine value of damages and responsible party/parties
  • Travel to perform projects
  • Consistently meet or exceed the established performance metrics for this position
  • Provide expert testimony and/or depositions as needed for assigned projects
  • Work flexible schedule during periods of peak business demand
  • Provide excellent customer service to Guardian’s clients
  • Proactively pursue additional training and mentoring opportunities, in addition to added education and/or certifications
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)  in Maryland
  • Multiple P.E. licensure in surrounding states preferred
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related Engineering field: civil or structural.
  • Previous forensic experience (5 years) is highly preferred.
  • Previous expert testimony or deposition experience highly preferred
  • Adaptable attitude and willingness to learn new skills and techniques
  • Well-organized with the ability to meet project deadlines
  • Hands-on engineering experience (structural/mechanical/electrical investigations, etc.)
  • Able to climb roofs, crawl in tight spaces, etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-minded and enjoy service-oriented work
  • Honest and ethical business practices at all times
  • Experience writing detailed reports
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Guardian’s guidelines
  • Willing to travel and/or work a flexible schedule during periods of peak demand
  • Willing to work from a remote office setting while traveling from project site to project site
  • Meet all pre-employment standards and background check requirements

This description portrays in general terms the type and levels of work performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent.

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER - CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS

CIVIL P.E. OR STRUCTURAL P.E.
Torrance, CA (Greater Los Angeles, CA)

Providing engineering/technical, managerial and business development support to the Vice President of Construction Defect Services, you will put your winning combination of analytical and procedural skills together into a highly valued role for the organization’s continued growth and success. With significant forensic engineering investigations experience behind you, it is now time to take the next step up: taking the lead on your own projects, developing your own client relationships, mentoring younger talent, all while, of course, answering to daily project and client needs, testifying when needed, supporting the vice president’s workload and serving as an in-house engineering resource company-wide. read more

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Investigate an array of engineering and construction projects (civil/structural) to determine the cause & origin of failures, damages, incomplete work and/or defects — must be “hands-on” and willing to climb roofs, crawl in tight spaces, etc.

•Document existing site conditions using scaled sketches and/or diagrams, measurements, collection of written and photographic evidence, etc.

•Research a variety of technical issues using codes, standards, technical papers, text books, Internet, etc.

•Analyze available data, develop conclusions and prepare accurate, clear and concise investigative reports

•Develop technical project proposals, presentations and detailed budgets

•Provide expert testimony and/or depositions as needed

•Prepare exhibits and provide other litigation support as needed

•Participate in on-going training and development to assure knowledge and skills remain current and comprehensive

•Participate in business development activities and functions

•Become a respected facilitator on the team

•Provide effective management of all assigned tasks, meeting budget and delivery time frames and ensuring complete client confidence and satisfaction

QUALIFICATIONS

•Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering from an accredited university

•Active P.E. license in California

•Multiple P.E. licenses in surrounding/other states highly preferred

•At least 5-10 years’ forensic engineering investigations experience

•Prior expert testimony or deposition experience preferred (but not required)

•Walking and climbing, as needed, to inspect multi-story residential, commercial and industrial sites

•Strong project management, data interpretation and technical writing skills

•Flexible working style to accommodate rapidly changing project and business needs

•Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to interact effectively, persuasively and tactfully with clients and all Guardian employees at every level

•A willingness to travel, to both support projects and grow the business, is a vital part of this position’s responsibilities

•A valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Guardian’s standard

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

(For Claims Department)
Torrance, CA (Headquarters)

If you know your way around database work, it’s time to put your administrative hustle and cheerful, service-driven personality to work! Here at Guardian, current needs call for a multitasking administrative assistant, specifically for our claims department… a person who values accuracy, efficiency and, of course, our frequent birthday and holiday potluck gatherings! read more

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of 2 years’ experience (preferably more) as an Administrative Assistant

Strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook

Associate’s degree, or beyond, is preferred

Construction or Property & Casualty insurance claims experience is advantageous (but not a requirement)

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

Strong multi-tasking skills

Attention to detail

Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently

Self-starting – anticipates issues, plans, ensures great follow-up

Ability to work well under pressure, adapt to unexpected events, and prioritize in a deadline driven environment

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Comfortable with written and verbal communication with other employees and clients at various levels of the organization, from peers and managers to clients and higher-level company executives

Ability to work independently with little direction

Dedication to meeting schedules and project milestones

Respects client and company confidentiality, works with discretion, tact and diplomacy

Ability to pass a background check

 

 

 

IN-HOUSE RECRUITER

with ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT DUTIES
Torrance, CA (Headquarters)

Your ability to multitask will be prized in this challenging role, one wherein we’ll be counting on you not only for the identification and selection of top talent, but for a whole list of other duties that keep the company going! Your organizational and detail management talents take a backseat only to your positive personality and pleasant demeanor. If that sounds like you, would you like to take your people skills and smarts up to the next level, with a chance to grow and learn in the position? If so, please read more

QUALIFICATIONS

2 years’ recruitment experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four‐year college or university highly preferred

Professional Services experience is a plus

Ability to interact with technical professionals (e.g. engineers and architects)

Excellent command over all office software (Windows environment), including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Experience using various interview formats (e.g. phone, structured, group)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Human resource knowledge is desirable

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to assist in the development of recruiting and interviewing plans for each assigned position
  • Ability to identify potential candidates via internet sites, contact lists, employee referrals and internal applicants, in addition to researching job boards and online databases and social networks.
  • Ability to screen, interview and tests applicants for hire, and make recommendations to hiring managers for choosing the best‐matched candidates
  • Demonstrated follow-through and detail management to ensure chosen candidates are processed for hire in an accurate and timely manner and that  the pre‐employment screening process is completed according to company policy.
  • Proven ability to proofread, edit, format and compile all types of correspondence and reports
  • Ability to meet time and budgetary goals, as well as the ability to prepare reports on information relevant to assignments
  • Track record of organizing and scheduling a high number of appointments
  • Ability to plan meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Ability to act as a point of contact and represent the company well in all interactions
  • Demonstrated pattern of self-starting and proactive troubleshooting; ability to work  independently to meet requirements of leadership team
  • Service-oriented personality that eagerly accepts all other administrative duties assigned in order to become a valued team member from Day One.

The selected candidate must be able to professionally and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external representatives of all levels; demonstrating tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment when gathering and conveying relevant information.

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE + TEAM SUPPORT
Torrance, CA (Headquarters)

With a love of numbers and a drive to perform, you stop at nothing to ensure accuracy… and have the personal commitment to help the team and the company in every way imaginable. You may not have “a ton” of accounting experience, but you’re also not new to this:  with 3-5 years’ experience, it’s simply a matter of applying your strengths to our policies and procedures. If head-down diligence and dedication are the things people always praise you for… and if you also bring a warmth and friendliness to the equation, we’d really like to meet you! read more

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or equivalent experience highly preferred
A minimum of 3 years’ relevant professional experience

REQUIREMENTS

Track record of organization, accuracy, focus, commitment

Superior analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills

Highly (demonstrably) computer literate

Ability to support Accounting Manager in all respects, but primarily with keying daily worksheets to the general ledger, handling all aspects of Accounts Payables in a busy, high-volume office and ensuring all files are complete and maintained as needed

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, often displaying grace under pressure

Ability to research, track and resolve open issues

Experience with reconciling accounts, matching invoices to work orders, processing bills for payment, etc.

Service and team-oriented – proven willingness to lend a hand not only to other members of the Accounting Department but office-wide — stepping in to provide phone coverage or other administrative support, etc.

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