Civil or Structural Engineer (P.E. Required) (2409)

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Rimkus Consulting Group
Houston, TX, United States

Phone: 713-621-3550
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Civil or Structural Engineer (P.E. Required) (2409)


New Orleans, LA 

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Are you just starting your career as a Professional Engineer? We are adding a Civil/Structural Engineer in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Lafayette, Louisiana area to provide forensic and consulting services for insurance, legal, industrial and other clients. In this role, you will assess and determine the cause and origin of structural failures and construction defects, providing oral and written reports of findings and expert testimony, as needed. You will manage multiple projects, evaluate and review designs/field engineering changes during construction, ensuring work quality and adherence to specifications and performing assigned related duties. In return for your talent and effort, we offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package—including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, employer-matching 401(k), PTO, a flexible work schedule, and opportunities for advancement.

Perform forensic assignments within the field of civil/structural engineering expertise based upon a scope of work and budget prepared by the consultant and agreed upon by the client in advance of performing the work.
  • Perform field investigations, studying and determining the cause and origin of construction defects or structural failures.
  • Produce written forensic reports detailing the cause and origin of construction defects and/or structural failures.
  • Coordinate geotechnical and other testing/experts to produce client reports in timely manner.
  • Ensure that procedures are being followed and check on safety features during project completion.
  • Use many different equations, applications and figures to ensure the proper procedures and applications are used (items may include chemical testing applications, drafting and design software, electrical testing devices and equipment, land surveying techniques and the metric system, to name just a few).
  • Follow laws and regulations every step of the way.
  • May serve as team leader or project manager and may be required to supervise and/or evaluate performance of associate team members.
  • Initiate, develop and maintain mutually beneficial client relationships.

  • B.S. Civil or Structural Engineering degree or higher.
  • P.E. license required with the ability to obtain licensure in additional states as needed.
  • 2-5 yrs. of experience including project management and/or field investigation required (field experience with conditional assessments for existing projects and field experience with quality inspections for new projects).
  • To be successful, you will need a construction/field work background.
  • You will need a high level of analytical skills. The work requires continual attention to detail with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. You also need to be effective interacting and communicating with clients at all levels (e.g. internal and external).
  • You will need knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Applications and computer assisted engineering and design software.
  • You will need the ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical reports or journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • You need to be capable of effectively presenting information to top management, clients, public groups and/or boards of directors.
  • In this role, you will be frequently required to stand, walk on steeped slope roofs, sit, climb ladders, bend, climb inside attics and crawl under homes and tunnels, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, and drive a motor vehicle to job sites. You may also need to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Clear vision and depth perception are necessary.
  • You will travel frequently to sites in the general vicinity of your home office with up to 10% overnight travel as needed.