FORCON International is a Forensic Engineering and Surety Consulting organization providing comprehensive engineering and expert witness services. With a 30+ year history and offices along the East Coast from Florida to Pennsylvania, Forcon is a trusted name in Forensic Consulting with a large and loyal client base.
Forensic engineering is the application of engineering principles to the investigation of failures or other performance problems. Our engineers investigate the cause of everything from minor to catastrophic failures. Every day is different and attention to detail is critical.
We are growing, so come join our team! We have full time opportunities available in our Virginia and Florida offices as well as part time consulting opportunities for Civil/Structural Engineers to support our clients who use our services throughout the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. We offer a flexible work schedule, competitive salary, excellent benefits and reward our employees for hard work.
If you enjoy variety, critical thinking, learning and don’t want to be stuck in an office everyday then this is the opportunity for you.
The Civil/Structural Engineer will manage and perform forensic investigations on a variety of structures (commercial, residential, governmental), provide evaluations, prepare technical reports, and act as an expert witness. Assignments require travel throughout the region as needed.
Perform forensic field investigations in the civil/structural field including but not limited to:
Structural Damage and Failures
Building Envelope/Water Intrusion Issues
Construction Defects & Vibration Claims
Storm, Wind, Hail and Flood Damage
Code research, failure mode research and review documentation associated with the investigation
Provide scope of work and budget estimates
Produce written reports with findings of investigations
Manage multiple investigations
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Work will be performed in both an office environment and at outside locations during field inspections.
The employee will be required to climb ladders, traverse steep slope roofs, access attics, crawl under homes, and drive to inspection sites.
The employee will need to be able to move and use a ladder.
Have the ability to work in high areas such as roofs and scaffolding.
Be able to travel by car for several hours to reach inspection locations.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, then apply if you meet the following minimum criteria:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
PE license required in the state where our office is located. (Additional States are a plus)
5-15+ years’ engineering experience
Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
Willing and able to climb on residential and commercial roofs
Full time opportunities come with a competitive salary and generous benefits package. Part Time opportunities are considered 1099 consultants and will operate under an Independent Contractor Agreement.
About FORCON International
Forcon International is a Forensic Engineering company that has been providing comprehensive engineering and expert witness services since 1984. We currently have openings for full time civil/structural engineers in our Richmond, VA and Tampa, FL offices as well as part time consulting opportunities throughout our service area.