Civil/Structural Forensic Engineer
Are you stuck in a job where you are not being challenged? Are you bored with the repetition and lack of growth in knowledge and experience? Joining our client's forensic engineering team might be just what you need. We are looking for a full time Civil/Structural Engineer in the Columbus, OH area that is interested in performing structural and building envelope assessments to becoming an expert in the field of building sciences. There is a wealth of opportunities within this field that will continue to challenge you and keep you excited about your career path. If that is something that sounds appealing to you, please continue reading on for the essential job functions and responsibilities, job requirements, and physical requirements.
Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
Conduct on-site investigations/analyses of residential and commercial construction to determine the origin and cause of failures involving, but not limited to, various building envelopes, structural framing systems/components, and storm water management systems.
Perform damage assessments following vehicle and tree impacts as well as fires.
Perform exterior and roof storm-damage assessments.
Conduct unbiased investigations for various types of clients.
Must be able to articulate findings to clients (both verbal and written).
Prepare written reports that detail findings and conclusions from on-site investigations and analysis.
Responsible for continued development of client relations.
Ability to support conclusions by appropriate expert testimony in legal proceedings.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attendance of educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional organizations and institutions.
Applicants must be an active registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), or be able to sit for the P.E. test within 3-6 months, in the state of Ohio. Multiple active state P.E. licensures, especially in surrounding states, are preferred.
Minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
Must be well organized, able to balance multiple project workloads, and turn reports around within a short period of time.
Must be willing to climb pitched roofs and crawl into tight spaces (attics, crawlspaces, etc.).
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must have superior customer service skills and ability to work well with others.
Must have proficient use of Microsoft Office programs.
Experience with hands on engineering investigations is highly preferred.
Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
Must be willing to travel and/or work a flexible schedule during periods of high work volume.
Must be able to meet all standards for pre-employment physical examination.
Able to remain standing for prolonged periods of time.
Able to lift and/or move objects weighing 20-50 lbs..
Able to climb onto first and second story roofs, ascend/descend ladders, stairs, and ramps.
Able to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl while reaching with hands and arms.
Able to drive a vehicle for extended periods of time.
It is the policy of our client to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, or sex.