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Forensic Engineer - Structural
Littleton, CO / Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Forensic Engineer - Structural<br />Littleton, CO / Dallas-Fort Worth, TX


Founded in 2000, Higgins & Associates, Inc. is a multi-disciplined engineering firm located 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 24-year history of bringing the most trusted, objective, and robust professional engineering services to clients across Colorado and the wider Mountain West region.  In response to a significant increase in demand from our clients, we are seeking a Forensic Structural Engineer to conduct forensic investigations, property loss evaluations, claims consulting, design review, quality assurance observations, and construction defect expert witness services for commercial, institutional, multi-family and residential buildings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform field inspections, required site visits and conduct site investigation activities in conjunction with other licensed professionals on staff.
  2. Review background documentation to determine original construction detailing and identify areas of potential failure or risk.
  3. Assess and provide opinions and recommendations relating to structural defects with a broad knowledge of how structural engineering issues interface with other engineering disciplines such a civil, architectural, and building envelope systems.
  4. Develop engineering reports detailing opinions based on sound technical knowledge supported by industry best practice, building codes and regulations.
  5. Provide repair design services and quality assurance observations during the construction phase as requested by the client.
  6. Provide appraisal, mediation, arbitration, and trial services as requested by clients in both dispute resolution and litigation work.
  7. Use excellent communication skills to ensure deadlines and cost targets are met.
  8. Provide technical advice to clients including attorneys, homeowner association boards, contractors and insurers.
  9. Collaborate with other team members to produce effective engineering deliverables.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ post-graduation professional experience.
  • Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Colorado or Texas or the ability to obtain licensure through reciprocity with another state.
  • A good understanding of residential, commercial, or institutional building design and construction
  • Knowledge of standards of the engineering industry including building codes as well as knowledge of building enclosure design principles
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines while remaining detail and quality focused
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information and build rapport with clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other stakeholders
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, AutoCAD and BlueBeam Revu.
  • A working knowledge of AutoCAD is desirable as well as knowledge of finite element analysis tools or other industry accepted programs that provide proficiency in job duties.

Education/ Formal Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited university in the field of structural engineering or similar.
  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant field of study is desirable but not required.

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 family
  • Company 401(k) contributions irrespective of level of employee contribution
  • Unlimited time off policy
  • Flexible work environment with option to work remotely

Indicative Compensation: $100k - $150k dependent on experience.


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