• Forensic Engineer

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Richmond
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  • Overview

    Froehling & Robertson, Inc., (F&R) is committed to protecting life and property for our diverse clients.  We have been doing this a long time, 137 years!  Why?  It’s because of the great people with diverse skill sets who believe in what we do.  F&R is a minority-owned business that offers competitive compensation and benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect for all.


    Provides expert forensic analysis to our clients on an array of engineering projects.  Provides honest and unbiased analysis and consultation on various property material, mechanical and electrical failures that result in property damage, injury, and occasionally fatalities. 


    Essential Functions for this position include:


    • Planning and directing special projects and failure analysis studies on commercial and residential heating and cooling equipment, refrigeration equipment, large and small appliances, electrical equipment, gas fired appliances, excavation equipment, logging equipment, pneumatic machinery, and automotive and truck equipment and components.
    • Conduct load tests for in-service structures
    • Evaluate such products as chain saws; nail guns geotextile fabrics, storm windows, prime windows, scaffolding and heavy shoring.
    • Provide expert testimony as frequently solicited in cases of litigation. Expert testimony will be provided in a variety of materials, structural, mechanical, and electrical failure analysis projects.
    • Writes and submits detailed and accurate reports on completed projects in a timely manner in accordance with company guidelines
    • Will communicate with customers to provide timelines and project updates on a consistent basis
    • Other duties as assigned 


    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related Engineering field civil structural electrical or mechanical
    • Previous forensic experience is highly preferred but not required
    • Previous expert testimony or deposition experience highly preferred but not required
    • 3-5 years of related working experience is required
    • Experience with hands on engineering such as structural/mechanical/electrical investigations is highly preferred
    • Must be hands on and willing to climb roofs crawl in tight spaces etc
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule and additional hours during periods of peak business demand and back log as deemed necessary by management.
    • Must be an active registered Professional Engineer PE in the state in which they are applying Multiple active state PE licensures especially in surrounding states are highly preferred
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills both oral and written
    • Must be able to successfully manage numerous assignments and meet deadlines
    • Must be able to work independently and within teams to achieve goals
    • Must be detail oriented
    • Requires a valid, clean driver’s license, as travel to job sites is required
    • Must be willing to participate in and pass F&R’s pre-employment screening including a background investigation, drug screening and driving record
    • Must continue to maintain a safe driving record and valid driver’s license to fulfill travel requirements of this positon


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


    In addition to providing competitive salaries, F&R offers a wide range of benefit options, including:

    • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life
    • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Paid time off
    • Company–observed paid holidays
    • Short and long-term disability coverage
    • 401K retirement with company match

    We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other reason protected by federal, state or local law.


    F&R participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.


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