Forensic Defect Engineer

Travelers Com   •  

Walnut Creek, CA

Industry: Insurance

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5 - 7 years

Posted 393 days ago

Job Summary
The Forensic Specialist I will serve as a technical expert in one or more of the following areas: fire science, origin and cause investigations, failure analysis of electrical, mechanical and material systems and components, warnings and instructions, product liability, code evaluation, accident reconstruction, computer modeling, tool mark analysis, analysis of building systems and construction techniques, fire protection and alarm system evaluation, analytical chemistry and other forensic endeavors required to complete an investigation.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
The forensic specialist will be familiar with the proper elements of a forensic investigation including proper documentation, rules of evidence, scene and lab safety, as well as the various procedures and policies existing within the Travelers. Required to travel to loss scenes to assist with and become part of the investigative team. To this end the Forensic Specialist II will be responsible for various aspects of the investigation including evidence collection and preservation, witness interviews, analysis of the scene and to provide technical advice and consultation to attorneys and claims staff associated with the loss. Required to conduct research and testing, prepare reports (verbal and written), and to aid the claims and legal staff with the scientific aspects of the case. Required to become familiar with applicable codes and industry standards as well as laboratory testing protocols that may be required during an investigation. In addition, the forensic specialist will provide testimony in legal proceedings including depositions, trial, mediations and arbitration. Other duties as assigned. Prepare materials and data as needed to support the overall functions of Risk Control, Claims Services, and Underwriting. Such materials may include newsletters, reports, or presentations as needed to best fit the intended audience and subject matter. Required to maintain their knowledge and skills in their particular area of expertise by attending conferences, reviewing scientific journals and participating in specific industry standards organizations such as ACI, NFPA, ACS, ASME, etc.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidate will have a four yeardegree in either science or engineering. Minimum of five years of experience in their respective field of study with demonstrated responsibility for problem solving, failure analysis, research or design. Hands on experience as a good portion of the work involves determining how products or systems operate and fail. Strong mechanical, electrical, and chemical/materials aptitude. Strong platform skills and be able to demonstrate proficiency with written communication.

Job ID: 12222BR