Senior Forensic Structural Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2024 1:49 PM)
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US-FL-Hollywood | US-FL-Tampa
Regular Full-Time


At NV5, we are a team of talented professionals, engineers, and consultants who are builders, problem solvers, and champions for both our communities and clients. Our mission is to empower every employee who strives to make a lasting, positive impact for the future of our communities.

Join us and take charge of your career, creating your own growth while building a sustainable legacy for generations to come. As part of our team, you'll discover limitless opportunities to make meaningful contributions while advancing professionally. You'll work with diverse and talented group of individuals committed to making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.

If you are a Structural Engineer aiming to grow your career within forensics structural assessments & inspections, then our Senior Forensics Engineer opportunity will provide you with a fulfilling position having you take full ownerships of projects, while building the team around you. This position can is based in NV5’s Hollywood, FL office. This role is hybrid, meaning 2 days in the office, 3 days working from home.


As our Senior Forensics Engineer, you will manage structural forensic engineering assignments, perform forensic engineering assessments, provide verbal/written reports for insurance carriers, attorneys, homeowners, property manager, etc. You will also serve as an expert for multiple litigation cases. This requires constant travel within 150 miles of your office location and occasional travel for work with other NV5 office locations/staff or geographic regions. You will be exposed to a variety of field conditions that include, but not limited to, ladders, walking on a variety of roof coverings, accessing roof attic or floor crawlspaces, walking, and assessing interior and exterior conditions.


Other Responsibilities include:

  • Communication with clients before and after site visit and post report production, to review/clarify scopes and explain observations and findings.
  • Perform on-site interviews with a variety of individuals to collect histories, data, concerns, etc.
  • Photograph site conditions with an eye to explain conditions and determining cause of loss.
  • Review codes, standards, research and apply critical formulation of facts to develop conclusions that assist clients resolve concerns and are defensible.
  • Maintain good project data management/storage practices.
  • Supervise, when appropriate, junior engineer (EI’s) in field work, report development, and research.
  • Develop reports that outline site observations, applicable codes, standards, findings, and conclusions.
  • Testify in legal proceeding, when required, in correlation to work product.


If you possess the following experience & qualifications, then we would love to learn more about you!

  • B.S. Degree in Civil, Structural, or Architecture Engineering.
  • M.S. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering is preferred.
  • 4+ years of relevant structural design engineering experience (Buildings, Bridges, etc).
  • Residential and/or Commercial inspection & assessment experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of building codes and standards and construction practices is required. Litigation experience is a plus.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license in Florida, or ability to obtain one within 6 months of start date.




NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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