Civil Engineer (Forensic Engineering)
SEA, Ltd.
Chicago, IL

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

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:
Conduct structural field investigations and analyze failures involving various structural and construction related problems involving residential, commercial and industrial properties
Determine of the origin and cause, and extent of structural failures, water intrusions, roof damage, construction defects and building system failures including envelope, roof, wall and glazing
Assignments may include foundation settlement investigations, structural assessments, site evaluations, sub-surface investigations and vibration analysis.
Analyze failures in buildings and other infrastructure systems by conducting site visits and applying engineering principles and practices in accordance with codes and industry standards
Conduct unbiased investigations for various types of clients
Responsible for retention and development of client relations
Prepare oral and written reports in layman's terms that document causes of failure, extent of loss, and recommended remediation.
Deliver professional presentations, develop client relationships and promote self to client groups.
Ability to support conclusions by appropriate expert testimony in legal proceedings.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred in Civil or Structural Engineering
Minimum of five 5 years of post-academic civil / structural engineer experience
P. E. Professional Engineer registration required through testing or ability to obtain within six 6 months
Must possess strong writing skills
Public speaking experience a plus
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Physical Requirements:
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Ability to climb ladders and inspect roofs
Ability to maneuver in and around buildings and in confined spaces
Ability to drive to site locations

Extensive forensic training
Medical, dental vision coverage
401k with company match
Paid vacation, sick days and holidays
Company-paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement program
Bonus program