FORENSIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Company Info
Nelson Forensics, LLC
Plano, TX, United States

Phone: 469-429-9000
Web Site: www.nelsonforensics.com

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Title:

FORENSIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

Location:

Plano, TX 

Job ID:

25558
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Job Description:

Nelson Forensics, LLC is a progressive, multi-disciplined consulting firm, dedicated to providing world-class responsiveness and expert solutions to a complex array of forensic problems.  Nelson Forensics has built a rock-solid reputation for providing detailed and fact-based investigations for property owners, for the insurance industry, and in the legal arena.  Nelson Forensics' highly skilled investigators assess the cause and extent of damage from perils such as hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, earthquakes, explosions, fires, windstorms, hail, mechanical/electrical failures, design defects, and construction defects.  Nelson Forensics continues to grow as a national firm and is actively seeking exceptional talent to add to its team of experts.
 
For detailed information regarding Nelson Forensics, visit www.nelsonforensics.com. 
 
Nelson Forensics' Mission:
  •  We provide exceptional responsiveness to our clients;
  • We provide trusted, ethical, qualified, and properly licensed professionals for each assignment;
  • We deliver fact-based, defensible answers to our clients' questions based upon thorough application of the scientific method;
  • We deliver credible, dependable, and defensible results in a timely manner.
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive pay and benefits and a flexible, yet professional, work environment.  We value our employees, encourage teamwork and continuous professional development, and reward exceptional service.
 
Position Objective:
 
Nelson Forensics is seeking to add qualified, confident, personable, and communicative Electrical Engineers to its team of experts. 
 
The qualified candidate will conduct forensic investigations in accordance with the scientific method, utilizing detailed field investigation techniques and command of core engineering principles. The position affords the candidate experience with a wide breadth of project types, varying in size, duration, and complexity; while providing the opportunity to develop depth in personally desired areas of expertise.
 
Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
 
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct investigations to determine the origin and cause of failures in electrical systems and equipment in commercial, industrial, healthcare, educational, hospitality, and residential applications;
  • Evaluate electrical systems and equipment to identify design and construction defects in commercial, industrial, healthcare, educational, hospitality, and residential applications;
  • Perform damage assessments of electrical systems and equipment that have sustained damage from perils such as explosion, fire, flood, wind, hail, hurricane, lightning, and water intrusion; 
  • Perform fire origin and cause investigations;
  • Prepare scopes for remediation and repair of existing electrical systems;
  • Prepare clear, concise, cohesive, accurate, and defensible written 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.
Position Requirements:
  • Strong command of fundamental electrical engineering principles;
  • Strong analytical skills and the desire and ability to tackle complex problems;
  • Working knowledge of building codes and 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;
  • Desire and ability to multi-task;
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering required;
  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field a plus;
  • Active Professional Engineering (P.E.) license acquired by examination is required;
  • Active or desired Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and/or Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator (CVFI) certification a plus;
  • Five to ten years of facilities operations, construction, and/or design experience related to electrical systems and equipment preferred; candidates with less will be considered;
  • Active NCEES record desired; ability/desire to obtain same required.