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Professional Engineer/Structural Engineer - Kansas

Core Ventures Olathe, KS

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Our client is a multidisciplinary firm offering primary services that solve clients' difficult problems and unanswerable questions in relation to the built world. They partner with attorneys, property owners, and insurance industry professionals to deliver unparalleled service and expertise.  Opportunities in Florida, Kansas, Texas, and Colorado.

The organization is comprised of creative problem solvers and deep thinkers with an unswerving commitment to finding answers to the most challenging questions. The forensic engineers on the team are experts with keen observation, logic, and sound reasoning. They bring clarity to complexity by gathering evidence, facts, and fragments of information and then apply their experience and knowledge to inform clients in a comprehensible way.

Our client is tenaciously ambitious, building on the industry standard and raising the bar. With the ability to pivot and adapt to technological advancement, leveraging best practices and new innovations to provide better and better service to our clients.

As we grow, we are looking to build our team with qualified and confident engineering professionals who can deliver expert service alongside personable communication.  

The Position:

Our PE/SEs will conduct forensic investigations in accordance with the scientific method, utilizing detailed field investigation techniques and command of core engineering principles. In this role, individuals can expect to gain a wide range of experiences with work on a variety of project types, sizes, durations, and levels of complexity. 

As a growing company, there is an opportunity for leadership and growth for individuals who are motivated to partner in our expansion strategy. This role will entail a significant amount of client interaction and team development; the ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills alongside technical expertise.


  • Conduct investigations to determine the cause and origin of structural failures, damage, and defects for residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial structures due to a wide range of perils.

  • Prepare clear, concise, cohesive, accurate, and defensible reports.

  • Communicate regularly and directly with a variety of clients.

  • Manage concurrent projects with varying sizes, scopes, client types, and durations.

  • Provide deposition, mediation, arbitration, and/or trial testimony as needed.


  • Strong command of fundamental engineering principles.

  • Strong analytical skills and the desire and ability to tackle complex problems.

  • Working knowledge of building codes and the ability to conduct independent research of codes, standards, and other technical references.

  • The ability to clearly communicate engineering principles, verbally and in writing, to audiences with varying technical proficiency.

  • Adaptable in a variety of circumstances, able to read situations and people to work effectively.  

  • Able to manage client relationships and serve in a marketing/business development capacity at meetings, lunches, dinners, etc.

  • Willingness to work in adverse conditions

  • Creative, confident, and curious; able to solve problems and think outside the box.

  • Technologically adept, ready and willing to learn new technology, systems, software, and equipment; experience working in research and college laboratories, a plus.

  • Intelligent and personable; desire and ability to multitask.

  • Prompt responsiveness to inquiries from peers and clients, sometimes outside of normal working hours.

  • Flexibility with respect to work schedule and travel. Travel is a requirement of the position, occasionally with little advance notice.

  • Desire to continually develop and refine technical knowledge through targeted continuing education.

Education + Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in civil or structural engineering required with experience in forensics engineering.

  • Masters degree or Ph.D. in civil or structural engineering a plus.

  • Five to ten years of total experience preferred; candidates with less will be considered.  Design experience is a plus. 

  • Areas of interest, research, or experience in material science and building envelopes are desired, but not required.

  • Licensure in 10+ states a plus.

  • Active Professional Engineering (P.E.) license acquired by examination is required.

  • NCEES record desired; Completion of the 16-hour NCEES Structural exam a plus.

  • Any additional professional licenses or certifications (Architect, thermographer, drone pilot, registered roof consultant (RRC), SAP, etc.) as well as engineering design experience, a plus.

Salary + Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with aggressive performance incentives, range based on experience.

  • Individual + family health insurance coverage through Blue Cross.

  • Retirement plan + 4% employer matching and immediate vesting in employer contributions.

  • PTO + flexible work schedule 

Core Ventures


Olathe, KS
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