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Civil Engineer (Forensic Engineering)

at Scientific Expert Analysis

Posted: 1/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 261976

Job Description

  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field investigations and analyze failures involving all types of structures and construction problems including residential, commercial and industrial properties
  • Determine the origin and cause, and extent of structural failures, water intrusions, construction defects and building system failures including envelope, roof, wall and glazing
  • Assignments may include building envelope damage evaluations, structural assessments, site evaluations, vibration analysis, construction site accidents and fire-damage evaluations
  • Analyze failures in buildings and other infrastructure systems by conducting site visits and applying engineering principles and practices in accordance with codes and industry standards
  • Conduct unbiased investigations for various types of clients
  • Responsible for retention and development of client relations
  • Prepare oral and written reports in layman's terms that document causes of failure, extent of damage, and recommended remediation.
  • Deliver professional presentations, develop client relationships and promote self to client groups
  • Ability to support conclusions by appropriate expert testimony in legal proceedings
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's in Civil or Structural Engineering required
  • P. E. (Professional Engineer) registration required through testing
  • Experience with design and/or construction of roofing systems preferred
  • Minimum of five years of post-academic civil/structural experience
  • Must possess strong writing skills
  • Public speaking experience a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time (mainly local)
  • Ability to maneuver in and around an accident site
  • Ability to traverse and examine all types of roofs, including sloped roofs with or without roping, with comfort
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to drive to site locations 
  • Ability to travel by airline (minimal)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment as required by the work site



  • Extensive forensic training
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & vision coverage
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
  • Company-paid STD, LTD and life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Bonus Program