• Forensic Electrical Engineer

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    The Vertex Companies, Inc. is regarded as one of the premier construction and environmental consultancies serving many top insurance companies, owners, contractors, banks, real estate investors and attorneys across the country. VERTEX has 23 offices worldwide and a dedicated staff of over 450 engineers, architects, LSPs, and construction professionals. Our business groups (construction, environmental, air quality, environmental insurance, engineering and sustainability) offer comprehensive solutions for construction and environmental exposures. With over 55,000 projects completed since inception, our experience speaks for itself.


    In late 2013, VERTEX implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). Customized Service. Integrated Solutions. Helping our clients identify and mitigate risks to a project’s physical, environmental and economic well-being drives every decision we make. We offer highly personalized and customized service to address highly specialized problems. By applying technical and scientific skills to our clients’ real business challenges, VERTEX creates integrated solutions that minimize risks while achieving the required results.


    For more information visit www.vertexeng.com.


    The Vertex Companies is looking for a Forensic Electrical Engineer. The successful candidate will possess the ability to operate within fast-paced schedules and tight deadlines on multiple projects as necessary.  Successful candidates will be able to collaborate with senior staff, manage projects, and interact with clients. 


    Forensic Electrical Engineer

    Perform forensic investigations, including fire origin and cause investigations, to identify the cause and origin of incidents that lead to failures, damages or defects in the electrical fields, supplies, systems, components, equipment and appliances within industrial, commercial and residential locations.


    Core Responsibilities

    • Analyzes failures, accidents, damages and defects
    • Conducts on site investigations at fire and other required scenes and sites
    • Analyzes construction design of electrical systems
    • Researches applicable codes and published research
    • Maintains in-service training and CE credits for certifications
    • Maintains licensing requirements
    • Prepares written reports in an accurate, thorough and concise manner
    • Communicates with clients regarding findings
    • Directs and/or participates in site and laboratory examinations of evidence
    • Provides expert testimony in depositions and courts of law as required
    • Provides a high level of customer service to develop and maintain client relationships
    • Functions as a quality and cooperative member of the Insurance Support Forensics team
    • Follows all federal, state and local laws as well as applicable regulations and standards
    • Upholds and follows all Vertex policies and procedures, rules and regulations


    Position Requirements

    • Complies with all company safety programs and other policies and procedures.
    • Must have a general knowledge of failure analysis, product liability and subrogation.
    • Demonstrates advanced investigative skills.
    • May have the responsibility of being assigned Lead Investigator on large and/or complex cases. 
    • Moderate travel and/or field work (valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required).
    • Able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with co-workers, clients and subcontractors.
    • Able to work with Sr. Managers to address technically complex projects in a fast paced environment.
    • Other duties as assigned.




    • Baccalaureate degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering


    • 5 years of work experience which includes industrial, commercial and residential facilities


    Knowledge & Skills


    • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
    • CFI or CFEI certification is desired but not required
    • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under fast paced conditions.
    • Proficient in computer operations and standard software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, Adobe).


    • OSHA-10 or -30 certification required, training provided if necessary.


    Physical Requirements

    • Walk job sites during inspections, sometimes on uneven terrain, and able to climb ladders.
    • Carry tools and equipment (up to 30 pounds) onto job sites with regularity.
    • Be able to enter into attics, basements and other spaces to conduct investigations.
    • Be exposed to hot and cold temperatures for extended periods of time.


    EEO Statement

    VERTEX is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. M/F/D/V. 11


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