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Engineer Intern - Forensic Civil / Structural / Architectural Engineering
Denver, CO / Littleton, CO

Engineer Intern - Forensic Civil / Structural / Architectural Engineering<br />Denver, CO / Littleton, CO


Founded in 2000, Higgins & Associates, Inc. (Higgins & Associates) is a multi-disciplined engineering firm based in Littleton, Colorado that provides forensic engineering, expert witness, construction quality assurance, and cost consulting services to the insurance industry, law firms, contractors, and commercial/residential property owners. 

Higgins & Associates continues to build on a 23-year history of bringing the most trusted, objective, and robust professional engineering services to clients across Colorado and beyond.  In response to a significant increase in demand from our clients, we are seeking an Engineer in Training for our Colorado office. This highly educational position offers exposure to many forensic disciplines evaluating residential and commercial structures and site components for failure or potential failure, facilitating rehabilitation activities and supporting litigation. It offers a unique opportunity to expand your existing skillset with experienced engineering professionals, through a combination of both field and office-based activities. The successful candidate will support senior engineers / architects who are responsible for conducting forensic investigations, property evaluations and providing construction defect expert witness services in relation to commercial, institutional, multi-family and residential buildings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support licensed engineers in performing field inspections, site visits and conducting investigation activities across Colorado and the wider Mountain West region.
  2. Review plans, structural and architectural details, and other relevant documentation to determine pertinent information regarding the original construction of a subject building.
  3. Conduct research into building codes, industry best practices and the standard of care expected of contractors and other associated tradespeople.
  4. Undertake engineering analysis and perform engineering calculations relating to existing structures and to support future repair designs.
  5. Support the development of as-built plans and repair designs using AutoCAD, Enercalc and Adobe Acrobat / BlueBeam Revu.
  6. Perform field observations before and during the repair phase as directed by licensed engineers and architects.
  7. Collaborate with other team members to produce neat, detailed and accurate engineering deliverables.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • Graduate of a Structural, Civil, Architectural Engineering or other similar building/site engineering discipline from an ABET accredited degree program.
  • At least one year of post-graduation work experience in an engineering, construction, or architecture firm.
  • Successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
  • Must own or have access to automobile with valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and a PDF management software package such as BlueBeam Revu or Adobe Acrobat.
  • A working knowledge of AutoCAD is desirable as well as knowledge of finite element analysis tools or other industry accepted engineering software tools.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information and build rapport with other engineers, clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Satisfactory completion of background check (including motor vehicle and criminal investigation).

 Education/ Formal Training Required:

  • Graduate from an ABET accredited college in the field of Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or other similar building/site discipline.

Our Offer:

  • We aim to create an environment where the best people want to work, where they can turn their passion into their job and realize their full potential.
  • Individual development, on-the-job training, and development programs designed to help our employees grow in their careers.
  • Competitive pay and performance-based incentives.
  • 100% company paid healthcare, dental and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Company 401(k) contributions irrespective of level of employee contribution
  • Unlimited time off policy.
  • Flexible work environment with option to work remotely.
Applications accepted via email to:
AGS Construction
Burg Simpson
CAP Management
Farmers Insurance
Galvanize Law
Gordon & Rees
Hall Evans
Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell
Jensen Dulaney
Lewis Brisbois
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Moye White
Murphy Decker
Nelson Law
Parker Lipman
Ross-Shannon & Delaney
Safeco Insurance
Stuart Morse
United Fire Group
Venturi Restoration
American Family Insurance
3.0 Management