Responsible for expert forensic analysis and evaluation of construction accidents and claims, building and structural failures and degradation, premises and walkway safety, civil-structural engineering claims, and construction and workplace safety. Safety evaluations include fall protection, scaffolds, shoring, roofs, platforms, guards, material erection, rigging and demolition. Failure analyses include steel, concrete, masonry, stone or wood structures and incidents involving storm, ice or wind claims, moisture damage, fire damage, drainage, and workmanship issues. Evaluations for compliance with codes and standards include OSHA, IBC, BOCA, ANSI, ASTM, ACI, AISC, and UBC.
Investigations will require visiting sites to obtain detailed measurements recorded in concise and succinct notes and to take photographs documenting observations.
Single day and occasional overnight travel to assignments in region.
Write and submit detailed and accurate reports on projects within specific and required time periods in accordance with firm guidelines.
Communicate with Clients to provide timelines and project updates on a consistent basis.
Provide expert testimony for litigation matters on an as needed basis.
Occasional after hours participating in marketing activities.
Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps, etc.
Must be able to walk, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Must be able to reach with hands and arms.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering required
Professional Engineering Registration required
A minimum of ten (10) years experience is required.
Knowledge & Skills
Must have excellent problem solving (sequential thinking and deductive reasoning) skills.
Must be extremely well organized with the ability to deliver accurate information within established agreed upon time schedules.
Must be hands on and able to climb ladders, crawl in confined spaces, etc.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be team oriented and enjoy service oriented type work.
Must have good overall computer skills.
Must have the ability to work efficiently with little or no supervision.
Must be able to work on multiple matters that are at different levels of completion.
Working knowledge of photography equipment.
Must like working with people in a collegial and professional environment.
Local Philadelphia area forensic engineering firm specializing in determining how and why accidents or failures occurred. We are one of the oldest and experienced forensic consulting engineering and scientific firms in the country. We have participated in over 25,000 forensic evaluations and have assisted our clients with technical direction, guidance, and expert testimony for the investigation ...and evaluation of litigation matters. Our expertise and experience includes premises liability including structural collapses, product liability for products in industrial, agricultural, commercial, and consumer applications, as well as automobiles and other ground and water vehicles including private and commercial aircraft. We also have expertise and experience in construction accidents and claims, architectural matters, accident reconstruction, failure analysis, and biomechanical/biomedical analysis, as well as other areas of expertise.