Engineer - Forensics
Thornton Tomasetti.
Austin, TX

About $82,000 - $110,000 a year

Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Property Loss Consulting, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. We work on everything from landmark buildings to small-scale specialty structures, from the historic to the high performing, while balancing multiple objectives, including form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. TALENT is at the core of our business.

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for a Forensic Structural Engineer with 2-5 years of experience, and an interest in structural forensic investigation, litigation support, property loss consulting, structural repair, and retrofit design.

The ideal candidate will act as a team member on a variety of projects under the direction of different project managers. Assignments may include participating in field forensics investigations, analyzing existing structures, writing reports, and developing repair drawings and specifications.

  • Degree (Master’s preferred) in structural engineering or related
  • 2-5 years of experience, with existing buildings preferred
  • Field experience with diverse building types preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US and internationally (average 20% of work time throughout the year)
Typical Responsibilities
  • On-site inspection/investigation including surveying and documenting observations, photographing, and sketching
  • Researches historical background of diverse structures, technical issues, and code issues
  • Organizes field data to facilitate analysis and problem solving
  • Completes structural analysis and repair rehabilitation design of concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and other structural systems
  • Maintains project records
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability; individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate typical office equipment, as well as field equipment such as ladders.

Requirements may also include
  • Ability to attend meetings at various office, field and construction sites.
  • Ability to perform inspections of buildings and other structures, both visually and with instruments.
  • Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform work in temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors and unconditioned spaces.
  • Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to safely work at heights.
  • Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations, including confined spaces.
Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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