EFI Global-Fire Investigator and Forensic Engineers

Global Leaders in Fire Investigation®

EFI Global-Fire Investigator and Forensic Engineers

FIRE INVESTIGATOR - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Accepts assignments from customers for investigation of losses or claims and pursues investigation in accordance with the specific needs of the assignment.
• Determines the origin and cause of the loss/claim under investigation and identifies any potential third-party responsibility for subrogation potential.
• Maintains required reporting commitments to client in accordance with EFI's standard procedures.
• Promotes and markets utilization of EFI services in the insurance industry and within assigned territory
• Serves as a liaison between the insurance industry and law enforcement/fire service personnel.
• Investigates losses/claims with illegal, fraudulent or subrogation aspects in accordance with assignment from client or assigned attorney representing insurer.
• Identifies and interviews all witnesses or involved persons who may possess information or knowledge pertaining to incident under investigation: motive, opportunity or any other information or evidence that may assist in concluding a factual and complete investigation.
• Develops necessary knowledge and expertise required to conduct thorough inspection of available public records including land deeds, mortgages, liens, suits, judgments, marriage and divorce records, etc.
• Maintains up-to-date information in regard to existing laws pertaining to rights of privacy and availability of public records to assure that all investigations are conducted in a completely legal and ethical manner.

Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Minimum certification requirement for consideration, Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI) or the IAAI-FIT. IAAI Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI) certification is preferred.
** Will be required to obtain the IAAI-CFI certification within 6 months of employment.

Experience
Three (3) years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required
 
Locations
Montgomery, AL;  Baton Rouge, LA;  Columbus, OH; Chantilly, VA; Seattle, WA;
Little Rock, AR; New Orleans, LA; Toledo, OH; Richmond, VA; Spokane, WA;
San Diego, CA; Jackson, MS; Houston, TX*; Bellingham, WA; Tacoma, WA;
Savannah, GA; New York, NY; Memphis, TN; Olympia, WA; Atlanta, GA
*Part-time 
 

 
FORENSIC Engineer - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Surveys losses and loss scenes at residential and commercial buildings
• Conducts investigations to determine and document the scope of damage.
• Investigates and assesses damages due to failures and determines the origin of failure for insurers and litigation support.
• Analyzes and documents the failure analysis and causation of failures.
• Collaborates with Fire Investigators to produce detailed reports outlining the cause and origin of losses and damages.
• Serves as an expert witness in court and/or in depositions.
• Documents and maintains billable hours on a time and expense basis for failure analysis and forensic engineering projects for clients.
• Collaborates with EFI's national team of forensic experts to leverage experiences and assist on projects.

Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Professional Engineering (PE) is license required.
Structural Engineer (SE) license a plus.

Experience
Six (6) years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Locations
Forensic Electrical Engineer – PE
Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; Fairfax, VA; Charlotte, NC; Sacramento, CA; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; Chantilly, VA; Richmond, VA

Forensic Mechanical Engineer – PE
Boston, MA; Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, OH; Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA;
Cincinnati, OH; Tampa, FL; Sarasota, FL; Hartford, CT

Forensic Structural Engineer – PE
Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Riverside, CA; Dan Diego, CA; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Detroit, MI; Columbia, SC; Nashville, TN; Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; Seattle, WA; Richmond, VA; Minneapolis, MN; Madison, WI; Milwaukee, WI

Structural Engineer – EIT
Chicago, IL; Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY 
Location: Various
Contact: Visit us at efiglobal.com/careers or contact Sandy Cooke at sandy.cooke@efiglobal.com.