Civil-Structural (Forensic) Engineer

Stephens Engineering Consultants, Inc. - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)

Job Summary

Stephens Engineering Consultants, Inc. (STEPHENS) is searching for a full-time Forensic Engineer (Civil/Structural) in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Prior forensic engineering experience is preferred. The candidate will also service STEPHENS's clients in other states.

Position Summary:

  • Professional and timely communication with company clients for assigned projects.
  • Travel to/from inspection sites as required by the company’s clients, which may be out of state.
  • Forensic (investigative) evaluations residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
  • Forensic investigations include (but may not be limited to) evaluation of storm related damage to roofing and exterior claddings, moisture intrusion, impact damage (tree, vehicle, etc.), foundation settlement, construction defects, etc.
  • Prepare precise and unbiased reports based on field inspections and research and consistent with the company’s guidelines.
  • Consistently meet or exceed the company’s performance expectations.
  • Provide depositions as well as expert testimony, if required, for assigned projects.
  • Additional duties assignment by management.

Experience Required:

  • Prior civil-structural forensic engineering experience is preferred!
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Georgia with the ability to become licensed in additional states. NCEES Record preferred.
  • Willing to work from home or a remote location, particularly when travelling.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering.
  • A valid driver’s license without travel time restrictions.
  • Prior experience in structural engineering with an emphasis in wood-framed construction and foundation design is preferred but not required.
  • Prior forensic (investigative) experience is preferred but not required.
  • Prior report writing skills preferred.
  • Must be able to accurately type 30 wpm and be knowledgeable with Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word.
  • Be willing to learn and adapt to inevitable company policy and procedural changes.
  • Be willing to work overtime when required.
  • Must be a self-starter and perform assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Must be willing and able perform the physical tasks associated with performing forensic investigations which may include (but not be limited to) climbing stairs, ladders, and scaffolding; walking on roof slopes; crawling through confined spaces (attics, crawlspaces, etc.); and working in the heat/cold.
  • Independent yet team oriented and professional with excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing 50-100 lbs.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Civil Engineering: 4 years


  • Bachelor's


  • Atlanta, GA


  • Professional Engineer (PE) - Georgia


  • English (native speaker or equivalent)