Forensic Specialist

  • Job Title: Forensic Specialist
  • Reports To: Project Manager
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN

Company Overview

Pie Consulting & Engineering is a leading building science and forensic consulting engineering firm with offices throughout the nation.  Pie’s corporate headquarters are located in Arvada, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills (West of Denver).  We serve clients throughout the US and internationally.  Our continued growth results from trusted relationships with outstanding clients and an unyielding commitment to their success while adhering to our own CORE values of:

  • Ownership
  • Community
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Optimism

Pie Consulting & Engineering is a fast-growing, private, entrepreneurial firm.  Due to our continued success, we are expanding our staff to meet the demand and need of our clients. Our culture is employee-centric and promotes professional growth, opportunity, education/training, and is always considering the next strategic move for advancement of the company and our staff.  The work environment is challenging, fast-paced, multi-faceted, dynamic and professional.

Position Summary

The Specialist works under the guidance of an experienced Project Manager and/or Department Manager providing support in all aspects and phases of projects.  This role ensures adherence to contract and quality requirements.  Work requires independent utilization of prescribed methods, standard techniques and practices to perform assignments including forensic evaluations, peer reviews, field observations, roof assessments, cause of damage determinations, testing and materials investigation.  Judgement and ingenuity in making minor adaptations and modifications are critical in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs standardized or prescribed assignments involving a sequence of related operations.
  • Gathers and maintains specified records of technical data such as test and drawings, performs computations, plots data or draws, graphs and charts.
  • Assists in conducting evaluation tests and experiments designed to provide a desired result under controlled conditions.
  • Provide field support to project team.
  • Conduct site evaluations and /or Quality Assurance observations independently and under the direction of seasoned professionals.
  • Manages time effectively, proactively keep team informed of project status and changes.
  • Produces initial draft of work product including observation reports.
  • Explore opportunities to enhance service with or up sale existing clients/projects.
  • Ensure personal utilization consistently averages at 95%.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 1-3 years f commercial construction experience requited
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any engineering discipline, architecture, or construction related program OR construction trades course(s) required
  • Certification in industry-specific technical area (such as EIT) preferred
  • Specialized focus in 2 or more industry areas of technical expertise such as structural systems, roofing, glazing, panels, waterproofing, weather barriers, etc.
  • Technically competent and able to effectively communicate and build rapport with clients, co-workers and sub-contractors
  • Must have practical understanding of building systems, residential and commercial construction practices
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Flexible, responsive and confident multi-tasker able to work independently, handle multiple deadlines and accommodate shifting priorities.
  • Must have ability to work well with and contribute to team
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to quality, organization, meticulous attention to detail and consistency in work product
  • Proficiency in Word and knowledge of Excel required
  • Knowledge in PDF markup software such as Bluebeam required
  • Previous experience working with project budget management preferred
  • Proficiency in, AutoCAD; Bluebeam®, and knowledge in supporting drafting and management e.g. BIM 360, Revit, Sketch-Up preferred
  • Ability to regularly carry 75 lbs and on occassion 100lbs is required
  • Ability to physically able to climb in and around structures/buildings
  • Ability to work confidently from heights greater than 10ft.
  • Ability to traverse steep slope roof systems up to 8:12 pitch
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Ability to endure exposure to extreme out weather conditions for several hours at a time
  • Organized with the ability to work independently, successfully navigate changing priorities, and strict deadlines
  • Travel is required

Compensation

Pie Consulting & Engineering offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including monthly variable bonus program, year-end bonus program, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short term disability insurance, flexible spending account and 401(k). We offer generous time off benefits, including paid time off to perform charitable work in the community.

Application

If you are interested in joining our team of passionate experts, please send your resume to careers@pieglobal.com