Senior Consultant - Electrical - Minnesota
Engineering Systems Inc.
Plymouth, MN

About $88,000 - $110,000 a year

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.

Key Responsibilities:
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.
Position Requirements

Experience/Knowledge 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:
Power Systems
Overcurrent Protection
Safety Interlocks
Fire and Explosion Investigation
Electrical and Electronic Systems
Industrial Controls
Electrical Fires Cause Analysis
Electrical Shock/Electrocution
Electromagnetic Compatibility
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.

Education Required:
BS Electrical Engineer required; MS or Ph.D. preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
PE License Required
CFEI or CFI Certification preferred

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office

Physical Demands:
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.

Work Environment:
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.

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