Apply your structural engineering expertise within a well rewarded and consistent sector. This position within forensic investigations offers unrivalled technical variety and intrigue, plus career progression and the opportunity to become an expert witness.

The Company: A leading international forensic investigations consultancy, highly regarded for their built environment expertise, their civil and structural engineers investigate and determine the root cause of civil engineering and structural failures within the buildings, highways, rail, development infrastructure, industrial and energy sectors. Their findings are regularly used to settle litigation cases and as a catalyst to improve existing design and construction methods. They are an admired employer providing generous terms and conditions of employment, plus excellent career development opportunities.

Your Role: You will be investigating the cause and origin of civil and structural related defects through to catastrophic failures, your findings will be used to resolve legal disputes, claims and to improve standards in the UK and internationally. During initial site investigations you will typically oversee field testing, gather photographic evidence and interview witnesses. This information will enable you to unravel the cause of the root failure. You will then prepare a report that provides a clear explanation of your findings. This needs to be expressed in a way that can be understood by those from a non-technical background, whilst being robust enough to pass scrutiny should litigation arise. Your assignments will be aligned to your technical expertise with the support of civil, structural, geotechnical and materials colleagues.

Your Profile: A chartered civil or structural engineer with a strong academic background. You should have consulting engineering experience focused on building structures or bridges, with a strong technical emphasis. Naturally inquisitive with the ability to apply lateral thinking and deductive reasoning skills to resolve complex engineering problems. A good communicator capable of preparing well written reports and clearly articulating engineering concepts.

Training & Progression: Support will be provided to enable you to apply your specialist technical expertise from a forensic investigation perspective. You will learn how to carry out investigations and present your findings. Growth and consistent demand for their services provides plenty of scope for career progression to director level, you will have the opportunity to benefit from additional training to become an expert witness.

Additional Remuneration: In addition to the base salary their profit share scheme offers significant additional income.

To apply, or for more information simply email Lethaby & Cook’s engineering recruitment manager, Paul Cook at mailto:paul@lethabyandcook.co.uk, or call him on 020 8563 0596.