Structural Engineer - EIT

Cunningham Lindsey - Chicago, IL3.2


General Summary: Using fundamental Engineering principles and methods, investigates, inspects, and interprets evidence of property damage and/or equipment failure for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and sites, etc. determining origin and cause.

Essential Functions: (must be performed with or without accommodations)

  • Inspects assigned buildings and sites as prescribed by company policy and industry standards
  • Documents existing site conditions using scaled sketches and/or diagrams, measurements, collection of evidence, and photographic documentation, as appropriate
  • Utilizes appropriate engineering survey, monitoring, and measuring equipment
  • Utilizes appropriate interview skills and techniques with points of contact and/or interested parties to obtain background / historical information
  • Researches a variety of technical issues using codes, standards, technical papers, text books, handbooks, internet, etc.
  • Analyzes available data, develops conclusions, and drafts technical reports
  • Responsible for appropriate handling of records of assignments, referrals, follow-up with Claims Adjusters, interviews with property owners, witnesses, etc.
  • Promotes and provides superior customer service and responsiveness to customer needs
  • Completes all forensic investigations in a timely manner. Provides written reports that are clear and concise, written in a manner that conforms to EFI Global policies and industry standards
  • Promotes EFI Global capabilities to expand business opportunities with client companies
  • Sustains current knowledge of approved forensic engineering investigation practices
  • Meets or exceeds productivity levels as determined by Branch Manager / District Manager

Other Responsibilities:

  • Complies with company and OSHA safety standards and use of personal protection equipment
  • Provides expert testimony at mediations, arbitrations, depositions, and/or trials, as necessary
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates appropriate investigative skills
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Other duties as assigned

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited college or University
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, procedures, general terms, conditions, nomenclature, etc. associated with the insurance industry and assigned area of engineering specialty
  • Possesses 3+ years of forensic investigation experience

Working Conditions:

  • 70% Field Work / 30% Office Work
  • Exposure to all types of weather conditions
  • Walking and climbing, as required, to inspect multi-story residential, industrial, and/or commercial buildings and sites;
  • Lifting, as required (not in excess of 30 pounds)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Structural Engineering: 1 year (Preferred)