Remote Forensic Electrical Engineer

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Position: Remote Forensic Electrical Engineer (located in Central US preferably)

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducting observation and inspection of losses that may be caused by electrical system failures

  • Collecting and examining data at the site of a loss

  • Consulting relevant codes, standards, and regulations

  • Documenting evidence and other investigation findings

  • Ability to photograph damage and evidence related to fires, explosions, or other losses

  • Determining and conducting appropriate tests and data acquisition of exemplar and artifacts in the field and in laboratories

  • Conducting laboratory-based examinations

  • Providing system failure analyses

  • Researching and writing expert reports

  • Interviewing witnesses, property owners, and building occupants to obtain information during an investigation

  • Testifying in court cases involving investigated losses

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Maintaining a well-organized system to account for various processed information

  • Understanding and application of the scientific method in loss investigation

  • Remaining up-to-date in the subjects listed as 'requisite knowledge' for fire investigations in NFPA 1033

  • Ability to travel as required

  • Ability to navigate fire and explosion scenes, crawl, climb, and use ladders

  • Obtaining and maintaining appropriate PPE certifications

  • Ability to analyze the site of a loss and develop a list of possible failures

  • Knowledge of electrical systems

EDUCATION

A Bachelors' degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Professional Engineering Registration is also required. Preferred qualifications include a minimum of 4-6 years of relevant investigative experience.

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