Forensic Structural Engineering Job Requirements
Our work mainly revolves around building disputes, the insurance industry and concerned property owners. We, as Forensic Engineers, are regularly required to act as Expert witnesses in the court of law to present our findings and defend our engineering investigation reports. For insurance related projects, our forensic engineering assessments vary greatly from cracking and movement of buildings, damage due to insurable events such as fires, vehicle and tree impacts, all the way to assessing retaining walls and fence structures. Detailed Forensic investigations of damaged structures to identify the exact root causes of damage and appropriate rectification method is all part of our day to day work. A successful candidate is an Engineer with passion, dedication and high confidence.
Your tasks and responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:
✓ Write detailed and well-structured forensic engineering reports on distressed residential, commercial and industrial structures.
✓ Write detailed building defect reports for body corporate and owner corporations.
✓ Recommend and offer practical and economical solutions to technical problem.
✓ Carry out site inspection for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.
✓ Contribute to innovative and technical improvement of projects and designs.
✓ Provide detailed scope of works for repairs that are easy for Builders to cost.
✓ Manage key stakeholders and reporting back to them on technical issues.
✓ Meeting KPIs and ensure turnaround times.
✓ Attend VCAT hearing if required.
Skills and Experience:
✓ Minimum 7 years of local experience in Forensic investigation and report writing (Industrial, Residential, and commercial).
✓ Ability to prioritise tasks, manage time & delivery on multiple projects simultaneously.
✓ Minimum Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering recognised by Engineers Australia.
✓ Registered Building Practitioner (RBP) is a highly desirable.
✓ Confident and clear written and verbal communications.
✓ Solid technical knowledge of Australian Standards.
✓ Completion of work within deadlines.
✓ Valid driving licence.
What we offer:
✓ MFS is committed to providing life satisfaction for its members. We offer highly competitive salaries, an excellent opportunity to work on critical projects, and unique company culture, all to create a rewarding work environment. We are dedicated to eliminating discrimination and contributing to equal opportunity in the workplace. If you feel you are eligible, this is your opportunity.
The application process consists of three parts:
an introductory job interview, a practical discussion, and a final meeting.
These steps might take place on multiple days. A social media screening might be part of the procedure.