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As-forensic Engineer - Crd

Crawford & Company - Southbank, VIC

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Purpose of Position

  • Inspect and report on building related matters, undertake and/or co-ordinate forensic investigations, provide detailed scope of works and cost estimate, obtain and review tenders, and manage various projects.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work within strict Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and in accordance with policy liability.
  • Conduct field investigations and analyse failures involving all types of structures and construction problems including residential, commercial and industrial properties
  • Determine of the cause, origin, and extent of structural failures, water intrusions, construction defects and building system failures
  • Assignments may include foundation settlement investigations, structural assessments, site evaluations, sub-surface investigations, vibration analysis and other structural related issues
  • Analyse failures in buildings and other infrastructure systems by conducting site visits and applying engineering principles and practices in accordance with codes and industry standards
  • Conduct unbiased investigations for various types of clients
  • Prepare written reports that document causes of failure, extent of loss, and recommended remediation.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Key Crawford Behaviours
  • Customer Focus: Focus on understanding and meeting the customer's needs. Involves actively seeking information to understand internal and external customers’ circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs
  • Organisational/Time Management: Effectively prioritises work and meets deadlines. Involves allocating time and resources efficiently and effectively; managing multiple assignments or tasks effectively.
  • Quality: Consistently produces high quality work. Involves professional presentation of documents, with high level of accuracy.
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Communicates clearly and professionally with both internal and external clients. Involves conveying information, both written and verbal, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Responsiveness: Responds to requests for information, emails and returns telephone calls promptly and professionally
  • Adaptability: Demonstrates tolerance for uncertainty; responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behaviour to better fit different situations; learn new skills, perform work in different ways; willing to be flexible.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others and build effective working relationships to accomplish common team goals and objectives. Involves understanding team dynamics, fostering collaboration, providing a tangible contribution and listening and responding to the input of others in a manner that creates an environment of mutual trust and respect. Willingness to transfer knowledge and skills as appropriate

Key Relationships
  • Insurers and intermediaries
  • Clients Lawyers
  • Insureds and their representatives
  • Loss Adjusters
  • Builders and Contractors

Experience/Knowledge Required
  • A thorough knowledge of the Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards
  • Experience working with legal firms and insurance companies is a plus
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel and clients both verbally and written
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel and clients both verbally and written
  • Proven technical competency

Personal Attributes Required
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team;
  • A positive attitude and a proactive approach to solving problems;
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills;
  • Able to co-ordinate a variety of actions concurrently.

Technical Skills Required
  • Ability to scope and estimate cost of repairs to Domestic, Commercial and Industrial properties
  • IT competent
  • Complex Report writing
  • Ability to support conclusions by appropriate expert testimony in legal proceedings.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (preferably structural engineering)
  • At least five plus (2+) years' experience as an engineer (residential, industrial and commercial buildings)