At Guardian Group, the harder we work, the luckier we get. Sound like someone you know?


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.


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


Civil Engineer w/People Skills

Construction & Surety Background
Mid-Atlantic U.S.

You’ve never been a “typical engineer.” You’ve got people skills and personality to spare. Now, here’s your golden opportunity to combine your passion for construction and engineering with your innate curiosity and appreciation of others, your entrepreneurialism, and your business drive.

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In this multi-faceted, problem-solving role, you will provide project analysis on surety claims for a variety of construction projects. This is a rare opportunity to chart your own course while putting all of your prior hands-on building, technical engineering, construction, communication, business, and proven people skills to work. In addition to investigating and resolving claims, you will represent the company’s complete capabilities, growing market share, designing and building your own future.


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Construction Claim/Surety Claim Investigations


  • Provide expert claim analysis — consult on various construction and surety claims, assessing project status, problem-solving, and often overseeing claim resolution and project completion.
  • Perform field inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial projects to assess completion status, contract conformity and milestones, etc.
  • Compose accurate reports involving narrative descriptions, financial data, charts, etc.
  • Travel to perform assignments as needed
  • Based upon mutual respect and diligent service, become a trusted, influential consultant to clients
  • Proven ability to manage and mentor direct reports
  • Office/departmental management
  • Represent the company, attend industry events, nurture relationships, meet with clients and prospects regularly.
  • Grow the department and the team; identify and pursue new ways to serve existing clients, on-board new clients and spearhead other business development opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or higher)
  • P.E. licensures in surrounding states preferred but not required
  • Civil engineering and public works experience (minimum 10 years)
  • Background at large construction company, surety company, or similar
  • Previous expert testimony or deposition experience preferred but not required
  • Adaptable attitude; willingness to learn new skills and techniques
  • Well-organized and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-oriented, analytical, results and business-driven
  • Demonstrate honesty and ethical business practices at all times
  • Meet all pre-employment standards and background check requirements
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software

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.

Submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements today!


Florida, Texas, and California


This is an independent contractor (1099) role. Work includes new construction and existing building projects for activities such as forensic evaluation of building leaks or structural issues, building cladding or roofing systems and preforming air and water leak testing. The engineer will need to effectively communicate investigative findings and unbiased analysis both in writing and verbally.
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  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering
  • 3 years minimum relevant experience
  • Certifications relating to building inspection and investigation including but not limited to: training/certification, Roofing/Building Envelope (RCI), Infrared Thermograph
  • Active Professional Registration (PE) license within assigned area
  • Forensic experience (typically 3 years) is desired.
  • Knowledge of building envelope assemblies such as roofing, cladding, air barriers, masonry and glazing systems


Guardian offers competitive hourly pay to independent contractors.

Surety Claims Examiner / Adjuster

Inspect and investigate property & construction claims
Independent Contractors - Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina

Functioning similarly to a property adjuster, the surety claims examiner/property inspector investigates claims, physically examining problem-stalled-delayed construction projects in the assigned territory, reviewing contracts, assessing deficiencies, analyzing fault/responsibility, and estimating repair costs. The right individuals for this work are not only knowledgeable about construction but are also highly organized, efficient, pleasant, and meticulous with notes, process, and follow-up. These positions make recommendations internally and externally for fair and expeditious bond claim resolution but do not authorize or render settlements independently. read more


Bachelor’s Degree

Knowledge of the claims process

Knowledge of property and the common practices and techniques utilized in the construction process, especially residential renovations, and remodels

Familiarity with insurance and/or surety claims handling, client contact, investigation techniques, costs and estimating, contracting practices, local codes, etc.

Ability to assess completion status and identify issues with timelines and workmanship

Diligent with follow-up and documentation; great record-keeper of notes, visual evidence, correspondence, etc.

Eye for detail

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Solid reporting, math, and office software skills

Demonstrated track record of diligent, professional service


Guardian Group, Inc. values the role independent contractors play in our continued growth and success. If you believe you have the right background and professional traits to become a steady, reliable contributor to the team, kindly submit your resume and hourly rate today!

Forensic Construction Engineer / Architect

Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, or Architect

Put your technical, communication, problem-solving, and proven people skills for management and business development to work. You will provide engineering-related analysis on a variety of diverse construction projects and structures, while investigating and resolving property, surety, and construction defect insurance claims. In this dynamic role, you will also be responsible for managing assignments and personnel while working with marketing and sales personnel in business development. This position will report to the Guardian executive team. Read more

Forensic Investigations

  • Provide expert forensic analysis — provide analysis and consultation on various construction claims including surety, property, and construction defect failures
  • Perform and supervise field inspections of residential, commercial, and/or industrial projects for contract conformity code compliance and/or assessment of cause and origin damages
  • Schedule onsite inspections with property owners to conduct physical inspections and develop written reports of findings
  • Coordinate and provide information in a manner satisfactory to clients’ expectations
  • Provide written and verbal repair estimates on structures
  • Travel to perform assignments as needed
  • Provide expert testimony and/or depositions as needed for assigned projects
  • Provide excellent customer service to Guardian’s clients
  • Ability to manage direct reports and perform office management functions
  • Identify and pursue new business development opportunities


  • Applicant must be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) or a licensed Architect 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 or architecture
  • Previous forensic experience (5 years) is highly preferred
  • Previous management experience preferred but not required
  • Previous expert testimony or deposition experience highly preferred but not required
  • 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.

Senior Surety Consultant: Engineer

Experienced Surety Professional
Bel Air, Maryland; Remote for Right Individual

The Senior Surety Consultant partners with, and supports the work of, the company’s Vice President of Surety, including representing the company’s unique capabilities to current and prospective clients. Whether you possess a civil or structural engineering and engineering management background, or a claims administration background, this position owns the client relationship for assigned business, solves all manner of problems and works diligently to achieve client satisfaction. Also helping to oversee the company’s technical investigations work and successful claim resolutions, this individual will partner with management to ensure all surety claims, including performance, payment and commercial bonds, are handled expeditiously and in accordance with the law, company policy and its industry-leading standards of efficiency and integrity. With a deep knowledge of the various bond types and the surety, construction and engineering industries, the right person to soar in this role is an experienced, polished and driven individual who thoroughly understands the business of bonds, the discipline of business development and the principles and practices of construction claims administration. Read more

Drawing upon a combination of professional skills, managerial talents, personal qualities and relationship-building experience, the right candidate will help usher in the company’s next phase of growth.


  • Support the company’s Vice President – Surety in all aspects of client outreach, technical/field personnel oversight and division management
  • Serve as the face of the organization to clients and the greater construction claims community
  • Participate in trade shows, webinars and other industry events
  • Analyze industry trends and data; anticipate problems and client needs
  • Compose and compile reports, presentations, industry articles and white papers
  • Support the current head of surety claims when needed on various claim investigations, subrogations, recoveries, and on internal initiatives
  • Perform construction site visits to assess status and progress and to foster positive relations with all parties
  • Assist, when needed, in the preparation and proofreading of reports, RFPs, correspondence, filings, etc.
  • Assist in the recruitment of technical personnel
  • Assist in the development of new markets, products and services
  • Willingness to learn and grow in all aspects of sales, surety and construction claims, management, etc.
  • As contributions and competencies become evidenced, be willing to tackle new challenges and take on even more company and division responsibilities


  • Bachelor’s degree required, PE – civil or structural
  • 7-10 years’ (or more!) progressively responsible experience within the industry – additional construction claims, construction field experience or claim handling experience is beneficial
  • Demonstrated supervisory/managerial proficiency
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and decision-making skills
  • Proven communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Track record of creating relationships of influence
  • Consummate discretion, organization, professionalism

This overview is not intended to provide a comprehensive description of the role or the duties that may be assigned to any particular incumbent.

Kindly submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.


Surety Claims Examiner

Construction Claim Investigator, Administrator, Negotiator
Remote opportunities for right candidates!

Supporting the department’s objectives for thorough and accurate investigations, rapid resolution, and superior internal and external customer service, this position investigates and analyzes claims of varying types, including license bonds and other commercial claims, performance bonds, payment bonds, etc., meticulously tracking the status of all and recommending settlement options to management.  With a proven dedication of adhering to both governmental regulations as well as internal systems and protocols, your ability to ascertain the facts, solve problems, drive the process forward, and maintain positive working relationships are what sets you apart… and they’re why we want to talk to you!  Read more


  • Claim handling, from inception to closure, for various bond types, based upon prior construction claim or adjusting experience and willingness to learn more
  • Investigate, research, analyze, and process claims with prescribed authorization and according to claims best practice
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, industry trends and techniques, technologies, etc.
  • Negotiate settlements in collaboration with clients, attorneys, and third parties, earning the respect of others via professionalism, courtesy, decorum, and diligence
  • Meet all deadlines and mandates for record-keeping
  • Compose various complex reports on behalf of management
  • Contribute, as needs dictate, to the work of others and the growth of the company


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years (or more!) of progressively responsible claims experience in surety, property & casualty, or a related field that also involves technical complexity
  • Specific construction and engineering experience not required… but advantageous
  • Superior, demonstrated claim resolution skills, including critical thinking, business acumen and people smarts
  • While not required, any law, paralegal, or construction-related experience will be an asset
  • Demonstrated organizational, detail, and overall project management excellence
  • Knowledge of insurance and claims principles, practices, and procedures
  • Superior written (solid grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary) and verbal communication (clarity, diplomacy, presentation) skills
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of software
  • Discretion and tact
  • Ability to pass a background check

This overview is not intended to provide a comprehensive description of the role or the duties that may be assigned to any particular incumbent.

Kindly submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

Claims Adjuster (Desk) - Examiner/Analyst

For Construction Claims
Torrance, CA or remote for right individual

When (insurance and related) claims come in, we need a bright, organized, detailed and numbers-oriented individual to examine them, provide exemplary client service to the insured, and make recommendations in the interest of fair, accurate, and swift resolutions. Guardian Group, Inc. is in search of a top-notch worker, one who is motivated, precision-focused, and eager for professional growth, one who wants to take their current experience and parlay that into a whole new niche/career specialization. Read more


Examine, adjust, and track correspondence and other action steps on all assigned claims

(Come to) understand all policy requirements

Advise insureds on required documentation and protocol in order to mitigate risks, expedite loss payouts and strategically manage coverage

Provide exemplary customer service, advising on issues of compliance, efficiency/costs, etc.

Assess and analyze costs incurred by the policyholder

Prepare thorough, accurate reports in a timely fashion for management review and input

Collaborate with other team specialists

Via document reviews, establish with certainty the degree of accuracy and thoroughness presented; recommend appropriate actions and payments

Ensure all information and documentation is captured in online claims management system


Bachelor’s Degree, most likely with a concentration in accounting, finance, business, etc.

5 years’ experience, at a minimum, in the insurance world, investigating and adjusting claims

Knowledge of the claims process, common adjusting practices and techniques

Experience with property and construction claims extremely beneficial, but willing to train the right individual

Impeccable communication, follow-up, and analytical skills

Knowledge of standard office software, especially Excel

Quick-study – and eager to learn, grow, and take on progressively larger challenges and responsibilities


If this sounds like a position in which you’d excel, we’d like to meet you! Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary requirements today!

Construction Engineer

Civil P.E. or Structural P.E. for Torrance, CA Headquarters
Forensic Claims Experience Highly Beneficial

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. You are a superior report writer, one who is celebrated for your ability to compose a succinct, compelling report, one who can develop and cleanly articulate a narrative and findings of fact. With a background that now includes forensic engineering investigations experience, 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 the daily project and client needs, testifying when needed, supporting the vice president’s workload, and serving as an in-house engineering resource companywide. Read more


  • 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, textbooks, the 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 as needed
  • Prepare exhibits and provide other litigation support as needed
  • Participate in ongoing 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


  • Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering from an accredited university
  • Active P.E. license in California or in the process of obtaining
  • 5 years of forensic engineering investigations experience highly beneficial
  • 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

This overview is not intended to provide a comprehensive description of the role or the duties that may be assigned to any particular incumbent.

Kindly submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.



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