The Forensic Structural Engineer is selected by the President, and reports to the Chief Operating Officer and coordinate with the Director of Insurance Services. This person acts as Staff Engineer, Project Engineer and/or Project Manager for Civil, Structural and Insurance Services department and Forensic Architecture as assigned.
The Forensic Structural Engineer is authorized to take any reasonable action necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned so long as such action does not deviate from established corporate policy and is consistent with sound business judgment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Review job setup to determine that all information is accurate and readily available.
b. Visit sites to draw floor plan, detail environmental and site characteristics, take relative elevation measurements of the foundation system, obtain photographic support with voice notes and document any other relevant information needed from site.
c. Communicate with insurance adjusters, plumbers and homeowners about project details during the project life cycle and document all correspondence.
d. Coordinate with CAD personnel and Administrative staff to ensure timeliness of drawings and photographs.
e. Coordinate with engineer(s) on pertinent project information and seek guidance if necessary.
f. Draft Soil-Structure Interaction reports for review and conclusion by project engineer of record.
g. Invoice insurance claim projects at time of report draft conclusion.
h. Direct and execute project assignments including, engineering analysis and report preparation, field exploration and laboratory services.
i. Provide review of proposals and reports and ensure that commitments to clients are met.
j. Actively participate in professional and technical organizations.
k. Engineering analyses and design related to a variety of projects including buildings, bridges, retaining walls, towers, pavements, reinforced slopes, and embankments.
l. Observation of subsurface exploration work.
m. Development of scope of subsurface exploration and laboratory testing.
n. Preparation of engineering reports and proposals.
o. Preparation of design details and specifications.
p. Support during construction phase of projects.
q. Perform field activities such as observe and record existing field conditions, take and verify measurements within project area.
r. Organize, draft, and coordinate technical documents.
s. Capable and experienced in managing and performing projects in a fast-paced environment.
t. Investigating ground conditions and analyzing results of site tests, such as soil samples
u. Draft applicable areas of Soil-Structure Interaction reports for review by project Engineer(s).
v. Use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering design documents.
w. Litigation experience involving depositions, trials, mediation and arbitration a plus.
i. Bachelor's degree (B.S./B.A.) in Civil Engineering, with advance knowledge in structural engineering.
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations
i. Professional Engineer (PE), Civil or Structural
ii. Insurance company approved engineer or obtainable within one year.
i. Language: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
ii. Mathematical: Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.
iii. Reasoning: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and structural variables.
2665 Ariane Drive
San Diego, Ca. 92117
18003791756 ext. 109