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Principal Civil / Structural Forensic Engineer

Hampton, VA 23661

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering & Construction Job Number: 21662

Job Description

Job Description

Per Se’ Group has an immediate need for a Professional Licensed (PE) Civil/Structural engineer with a strong forensic background who has residential/commercial structural failure analysis expertise, soils movement/settlement causation analysis and system failure analysis experience. Past specific forensic investigation and deposition testifying experience would be a strong plus.

Daily Responsibilities
  • Perform and oversee that all investigations are provided in a totally unbiased, ethical and technically dependable manner
  • Work to specifically address the question of “ Why Did Some Particular Loss/Injury or defect occur.”
  • Working with Insurance companies, law firms, private individuals and members of the general industry located across the country solving their mysteries.
  • Conduct residential and commercial forensic investigations to analyze and determine the cause, origin, and extent of structural failures, roof damage, water intrusions, construction defects, and soil movements and other geo-technical issues.
  • Conduct Lab testing on evidence for product defects and mechanical failures.
  • Investigate and assess damages due to weather events and natural disasters, such as storm damage, floods, snow storms and hurricanes.
  • Research technical publications and literature in support of evaluations and apply engineering principles and practices in accordance with codes and industry standards.
  • Provide signed and sealed detailed forensic engineering reports outlining cause and origin of damage to clients.
  • Manage multiple projects and assume responsibility for project execution within deadlines.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to other Engineers in our company.
  • Peer review, sign and stamp investigative work performed by other Staff Engineers.
  • Communicate with administrative staff, Lab technician and clients to provide periodic timelines and investigation updates.
  • Help the company gain new business via supporting marketing requests
  • Deposition testifying

  • Professional Engineering (PE) registration, Civil/Structural engineer
  • Professional license in multiple states would also be a plus 
  • Strong forensic background who has residential/commercial structural failure analysis expertise. 
  • 10+ years of experience. 
  • Local to Hampton Virginia and willing to travel.

Job Type: Direct Hire

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