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Structural Forensic Engineer (Encon Search)

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  • Location
    Chantilly, VA, United States
  • Salary ($ per year)
    1100000
  • Category
    Middle
    Senior
  • Employment type
    Full time

Skills

  • Structural Engineering
  • Investigations
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Expert Witness
  • Wood Frame Structures
  • Professional Engineer - PE
  • Wood Framing
  • Wood Framing Inspections

Description

The forensic engineer analyzes the cause of accidents and presents suitable reports in the court of law. Forensic engineers are also employed by insurance companies to evaluate claims by examining the factors that causes accidents like building collapse and fires.

The duties and responsibilities of a forensic engineer are:

  • Examining the site of accident and collecting evidence samples for testing in the lab
  • Applying the principles of engineering and forensics in order to evaluate the cause of crime
  • Ascertaining whether the accident was intentionally caused
  • Presenting reports to the senior officials and the court of law
  • In times of claims, studying the claim details and matching them against the forensic reports in order to ascertain the authenticity of the claim
  • Analyze results of the tests and suggest future course of action
  • Keeping abreast of the latest state of the art developments in the field of forensics in order to improve accuracy of work
  • Maintain financial records and suggest purchase of forensic equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of forensic equipment

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering
  • 8+ years’ experience
  • Certification courses in forensic engineering a plus
  • A thorough knowledge about the principles involved in forensic testing
  • Excellent analyses and decision-making skills
  • Precision is work since wrong reports can lead to rejection of authentic claims
  • Good communication skills to present evidence
  • Good understanding of legal proceedings

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