This position is responsible for inspecting and documenting fire and explosion scenes, electrical shock and electrocution incidents, arc flash, equipment failures, and examining evidence. Incumbent will prepare technical reports for clients, marketing company and self to obtain and/or maintain client base and to build business. Plans, manages and coordinates activities for client projects to ensure that goals/objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed timeframe and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or with the assistance of other consulting/engineering staff.
Prepares and reviews project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, and procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.
Makes determination to accept or decline potential new projects based on all variables.
Confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within prescribed budgets.
Performs field inspections of residential, commercial, marine, transportation and industrial structures, etc. to determine cause and origin of reported or suspected damages as well as condition assessments.
Prepares technical, project-related reports for clients as required.
Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
Conducts well-developed and well-prepared client presentations and technical conference presentations.
Perform marketing and business development to identify potential clients and strategies to build client base.
Mentors junior consultants in growth and development.
Testifies in court proceedings (depositions and/or trials) on behalf of clients, as required.
5-10 years’ experience in forensic consulting working with insurance companies and law firms.
Strong grasp of electrical theory and extensive experience in electrical system analysis investigating electrical equipment failures and/or fires with a significant amount of experience in field investigative issues.
Experience can range from large scale electrical power generation and distribution equipment, to low voltage DC systems, and covers such areas as industrial machines and equipment, HVAC equipment, motors, consumer electronics, appliances, tools, medical devices and all types of transportation elements ranging from commercial/industrial and passenger vehicles, to elevators and other people/product movers.
Some areas of expertise should include the following:
Fire and Explosion Investigation
Electrical and Electronic Systems
Electrical Fires Cause Analysis
Electric Safety, Guarding and Labeling Issues
Analog and Digital Controls
Ability to interact with clients in a professional manner and develop business both internally and externally.
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.
Experience preparing technical reports and providing expert testimony as required.
Must be available to travel 50% as part of the national practice of which 33% will be field/site inspections.
Must be able to work or travel on weekends and holidays as required.
BS Electrical Engineer required; MS or Ph.D. preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
PE License Required
CFEI or CFI Certification preferred
1 position in Miami, FL and 1 position in Plymouth, MN
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit for long periods of time. Able to climb ladders.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be able to work outdoors in hot/cold weather conditions.
It is the policy of ESI, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status. ESI is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting people with disabilities, as well as veterans.
To apply, visit Careers at engsys.com. Look for position 006021 – Staff Consultant – Electrical – MN or 006142 – Senior Consultant – Electrical - Miami. If you need assistance with completing the electronic application, please e-mail your request to email@example.com
Internal Number: 006021
ESi is an engineering and scientific investigation and analysis firm committed to providing clear answers to the most challenging technical problems. Our technical expertise, practical experience, technological resources, and extensive diagnostic, analytical, and physical testing capabilities empower us to provide our clients with the most comprehensive and efficient solutions across dozens of industries.
Our team handles large and small-scale projects with diligence, accuracy, and discretion, and our experts are well-known for their professionalism, precision, response time, and scientific and academic contributions to the industries they work in.
Since 1987, we have enjoyed constant growth due to the excellence of our team and our reputation for providing superior results by putting our extensive in-house network of experts to work.