Job descriptionForensic Engineer:
Unified Investigations & Sciences, a Sedgwick company is a multidisciplinary engineering firm with the expertise to handle all your forensic analysis and origin & cause investigation needs. We aim to provide meaningful, challenging work; a culture of learning with a focus on personal and career growth; and a competitive salary and benefits package to create opportunity for our colleagues
We offer global experience, national coverage and local expertise. As one of the largest forensic firms in the United States, Unified has a national footprint with a staff of forensic experts, engineers and fire investigators that span coast to coast, ensuring a timely response -- anytime, anywhere.
Unified is committed to providing career opportunities to veterans and military spouses. We value diversity and inclusion in our colleagues and are devoted to delivering innovative, industry-leading solutions by recruiting, retaining, developing, and engaging the best and brightest people. PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To be responsible for the profitably of investigating events, systems, devices, and/or failures and providing expert opinions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
- Surveys losses and loss scenes at residential and commercial buildings
- Conducts investigations to determine and document the scope of damage.
- Investigates and assesses damages due to failures and determines the origin of failure for insurers and litigation support.
- Analyzes and documents the failure analysis and causation of failures.
- Collaborates with Fire Investigators to produce detailed reports outlining the cause and origin of losses and damages.
- Serves as an expert witness in court and/or in depositions.
- Documents and maintains billable hours on a time and expense basis for failure analysis and forensic engineering projects for clients.
- Collaborates with UIS's national team of forensic experts to leverage experiences and assist on projects.
QualificationsEducation & Licensing
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Supports the organization's quality program(s).
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Professional Engineering (PE) license required.Experience
Six (6) years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Skills & Knowledge
- Excellent oral and written communication
- PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
- Analytical and interpretive skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently or in a team environment
- Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations. Mental:
Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines Physical:
- Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
- Must be able to kneel, squat or bend.
- Must be able to work outdoors in hot and/or cold weather conditions.
- Have the ability to climb, crawl, stoop, kneel, reaching/working overhead.
- Be able lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
- Be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds.
- Be able to drive up to 4 hours per day.
Hearing, vision and talkingNOTE:
Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time. *Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace