Senior Consultant - Civil / Structural
Miami, FL 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

Responsible for providing consulting services in the Civil and Structural Practice group. Typical projects include planning, directing, coordinating and managing and performing engineering consultation on projects of a large scale for clients regarding litigation, analysis, and support services. Engineer will be responsible to ensure that goals/objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or with the assistance of Staff Consultants or Staff Engineers. Projects may originate in the local area or may be in support of clients through tout the United States. Engineer may be the project leader or may play a support role for an ESI project leader in any of the ESI offices.

Key Responsibilities:

* Engineering analysis of geotechnical nature including foundations, retaining walls, and earth embankments
* Engineering analysis of civil related matters including storm water management, waste water treatment, roadways and soil erosion.
* Engineering analysis of and structures from residential to high-rise constructed of wood, concrete, or steel including the inspection of buildings and properties to assess causes and extent of damages and determine cause of failure or collapse.
* Investigate construction accidents and losses. Safety analysis of construction and industrial sites including assessing planned construction, scaffolding, and support practices for safety and adequacy for intended purposes
* Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine adherence to design specifications and accepted standards.
* Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects or to assess the planning of projects by others.
* Inspect and photograph sites to determine relevant information related to the project.
* Apply codes, standards and specifications and judge site conformance to accepted standards.
* Investigate and analyze findings related to best practices and standards used in the construction of sites or buildings.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil structural engineering, Advanced degree preferred.

Experience Requirements:

* Years of Experience: 5 to 10 years in building and construction.

Certifications, Licenses, & Registrations:

  • Must be a licensed P.E. in the state of Florida.
Position Requirements: Must have extensive experience in disciplines associated with licensure and general knowledge of the following as a minimum:
* Soil-structure interaction of foundation elements
* Structural design analysis
* Construction practices
* Analysis software
* Must have experience investigating structures damaged by earthquake, storm surge, wind, fire, construction, design defects, ground settlement, and soil pressure.
* Must be able to write and collaborate in the writing of reports.
* Must be able to make oral presentations and provide credible testimony in deposition or in a court of law.
* Requires desk work as well as mobility on unpaved or prepared surfaces,
* Requires ascending scaffolding or on lifts.
* Requires telephone conversations,
* Requires use of electronic mail, composing letters, memos, and technical reports
* Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams, working with external customers.
* Responsible for the health and safety of others.
* Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
* Requires 50% travel.

Work Activities:

* Use Knowledge of Investigation Techniques
* Training and Teaching Others
* Performing Administrative Activities
* Organizing, Planning, and Prioritize Work
* Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
* Work as a Team Member
* Coordinate Engineering Project Activities
* Use Project Management Techniques
* Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
* Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
* Adhere To Safety Procedures
* Follow Confidentiality Procedures
* Provide Consultation and Advice to Others
* Communicating With Persons outside Organization
* Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
* Communicate Technical Information
* Prepare Technical Reports or Related Documentation
* Explain Complex Mathematical Information
* Examine Engineering Documents for Completeness or Accuracy
* Inspect Facilities or Equipment for Regulatory Compliance
* Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
* Use Technical Regulations for Engineering Problems
* Understand Government Construction Contracting Regulations
* Recognize Construction Industry Codes or Symbols on Blueprints
* Resolve Engineering or Science Problems
* Calculate Engineering Specifications
* Analyze Engineering Design Problems
* Analyze Scientific Research Data or Investigative Findings
* Use Intuitive Judgment for Engineering Analyses
* Use Scientific Research Methodology
* Use Mathematical or Statistical Methods to Identify or Analyze Problems
* Compile Numerical or Statistical Data
* Use Quantitative Research Methods
* Getting Information, Including Taking Photographs
* Documenting/Recording Information
* Collect Scientific or Technical Data
* Analyze Test Data or Mechanical Drawing Techniques
* Use Field Notes In Technical Drawings
* Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
* Interpret Maps for Architecture, Construction, or Engineering Project
* Read Technical Drawings
* Develop Tables Depicting Data
* Use Spreadsheet Software
* Use Computers to Enter, Access Or Retrieve Data
* Use Computer Aided Drafting or Design Software for Design, Drafting, Modeling, or Other Engineering Tasks
* Use Relational Database Software
* Direct And Coordinate Civil Engineering Projects
* Use Knowledge of Regulations in Surveying or Construction Activities
* Perform Inspections in Construction or Resource Extraction Setting
* Understand Construction Specifications
* Plan Testing Using Engineering Methods
* Use Knowledge of Materials Testing Procedures
* Evaluate Material Specifications
* Use Land Surveying Techniques
* Read Maps
* Read Blueprints
* Interpret Aerial Photographs
* Judge Soil Conditions
* Conduct Topographical Surveys
* Understand Property Documents Qualifications

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, and sit. Site inspections may require that employees stand, walk, carry tools, and/or work from an elevated position for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Noise levels at project sites are variable, and may be loud enough to require hearing protection.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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