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

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

Great Opportunities for Recent College Grads

B.A. or B.S. - Smart as a Whip
Work Remotely to Start Then Join Us In-house

Concerned about your job prospects in these unprecedented times? Guardian Group, Inc., a national construction claims consulting firm, is hiring. Consider taking your demonstrated intelligence, track record of accomplishment, and your passion for business, and putting them to work… today!

You:  top of your class, with communications, writing and marketing skills, knowledge of Microsoft software and willingness to learn others, high-energy, organized, capable of juggling competing priorities in a fluid environment, the character to work with discipline and diligence remotely (although the position will probably be brought in-house to our Torrance, CA or Fort Lauderdale, FL office when that’s safe and makes sense for us.)

Us:  hard-driving, growing, willing to give you an opportunity to learn and grow, too.

Life is what you make it. Show us what you’re made of… not only in your cover letter and application process, but in your attitude, output and team spirit every day, day after day.

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)

CIVIL OR STRUCTURAL
Dallas, TX

Your primary focus in this broad and multifaceted role is the completion of a wide variety of construction projects, ensuring projects conform to the standards and commitment of the firm to its clients, while also assisting with business development. This position reports to the Guardian executive team and is responsible for multiple, simultaneous projects. read more

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Investigations
•Provide construction-related analysis to our clients on a variety of diverse engineering projects.
•Perform field inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial projects for contract conformity, code compliance and/or assessment of cause and origin and damages.
•Review all pertinent construction documentation per clients’ requests and provide honest, unbiased analysis and consultation on alleged damages and deficiencies.
•Schedule on-site inspections with property owners and develop written reports of observations and findings.
•Work closely with marketing to develop technical presentations, white papers and case studies for continuing education and promotional efforts.
•Provide written estimates on structures to determine value of damages and responsible parties.
•Travel is frequently required in the course of field investigations and while performing project completion duties.
•Provide timelines and project updates to clients on a consistent and timely basis.
•Other duties, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

•Applicant must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas.
•Multiple licensure in surrounding states preferred but not required.
•Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field – civil or structural.
•Forensic experience highly desirable.
•Prior project engineering or construction project management a plus.
•Expert testimony or deposition experience preferred but not required.
•Adaptable attitude and willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
•Well organized with the ability to meet project deadlines.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Honest and ethical business practice always.
•Able to travel and/or work a flexible schedule during periods of peak demand.
•Possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Guardian’s guidelines.
•Meet all pre-employment standards and background check requirements.

This description portrays in general the type/level of work performed, but it 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

CIVIL OR STRUCTURAL
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Your primary focus in this broad and multifaceted role is the completion of a wide variety of construction projects, ensuring projects conform to the standards and commitment of the firm to its clients, while also assisting with business development. This position reports to the Guardian executive team and is responsible for multiple, simultaneous projects. read more

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Investigations
•Provide construction-related analysis to our clients on a variety of diverse engineering projects.
•Perform field inspections of residential, commercial, and industrial projects for contract conformity, code compliance and/or assessment of cause and origin and damages.
•Review all pertinent construction documentation per clients’ requests and provide honest, unbiased analysis and consultation on alleged damages and deficiencies.
•Schedule on-site inspections with property owners and develop written reports of observations and findings.
•Work closely with marketing to develop technical presentations, white papers and case studies for continuing education and promotional efforts.
•Provide written estimates on structures to determine value of damages and responsible parties.
•Travel is frequently required in the course of field investigations and while performing project completion duties.
•Provide timelines and project updates to clients on a consistent and timely basis.
•Other duties, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

•Applicant must be a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Florida.
•Multiple licensure in surrounding states preferred but not required.
•Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field – civil or structural.
•Forensic experience highly desirable.
•Prior project engineering or construction project management a plus.
•Expert testimony or deposition experience preferred but not required.
•Adaptable attitude and willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
•Well organized with the ability to meet project deadlines.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Honest and ethical business practice always.
•Able to travel and/or work a flexible schedule during periods of peak demand.
•Possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with Guardian’s guidelines.
•Meet all pre-employment standards and background check requirements.

This description portrays in general the type/level of work performed, but it is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent.

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER or CIVIL ENGINEER

CONSTRUCTION GENERALIST
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 Marketing & Sales Department
Torrance, CA

The Administrative Assistant for the Marketing & Sales Department provides all manner of clerical, reporting, data entry and coordination duties in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing priorities and tasks. Accuracy, organization, flexibility and a willingness to adapt to new methodologies and accept new challenges with a positive attitude are key…read more

 

 

Minimum Requirements

•2-5 years’ experience as a professional administrative assistant

•Experience as an administrative assistant specifically in marketing and sales is a plus

•Associate’s degree from a two-year college or university is preferred

•Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook

•Familiarity with ACT and Constant Contact are highly preferred

•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills

•Strong multi-tasking skills

•Attention to detail

•Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently

•Self-starter with excellent anticipation skills, problem solving, follow-up

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

•Experience as an administrative assistant specifically in marketing and sales is a plus

•Good oral and written communication skills

•Comfortable communicating with other employees and clients at various levels of any organization

•Self-starter

•Work with tact and confidentiality in a fast-paced environment

•Ability to pass a background check

This description portrays in general the type/level of work performed, but it is not intended to be all-inclusive or represent specific duties of any one incumbent.

Sales Representative

for Property & Casualty and Construction Defect Groups
West Coast

Guardian Group, Inc. actively seeks a proven sales professional to fuel our continued growth. You are right for this position if you are tireless in your business commitment, systematic in your thinking, known for exceeding your goals, a detail and time management ninja, and, have plenty of successful experience building relationships of influence and selling professional services to other white-collar professionals. read more

Qualifications:

  • 5 years professional sales experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree, with familiarity of engineering and construction highly desired (but other technical sales and claims experience is also welcome)
  • Ability to lead business development activities and coordinate with in-house experts across CA, NV, AZ
  • Demonstrated proficiency in client care, optimizing the client experience and seeing the sale through to quality service delivery, increasing client volume and referrals
  • Self-disciplined and can self-direct but has plenty of references attesting to team spirit, compromise and self-sacrifice

Responsibilities:

•Develop both the Construction Defect and Property & Casualty practices in the West, which requires extensive (up to 75%) travel and superior organizational and communication skills

•Utilize consultative selling techniques and consummate follow-up to meet and exceed your goals

•Collaborate with Executive Management in identifying company opportunities and in crafting your annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly target reach-out plans; execute with integrity and tenacity

•You will make initial contact with decision-makers at insurance companies, law firms, third party administrators, and others

•Extensive use of the web, social and news sites, industry networking and trade shows

•Track all activities, including qualifications and close rates, in company’s CRM, ACT

•Conduct self in a manner consistent with the company’s mission and 30-year service reputation

This description generally describes this position, but it is not intended to comprehensively define the duties of any particular incumbent.

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary + commission

401k and company profit sharing

Medical, Vision and Dental insurance

Expense reimbursement for client lunches, etc.

Paid time off

Reimbursement for additional licenses

Advancement opportunities

 

 

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