Fusion Engineering seeks a fire investigator to join its multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering consulting team. We serve industrial, insurance, and litigation clients across the country and throughout the world by “making the complex simple” for clients across a range of needs including design analysis, post-accident investigation and reconstruction, failure analysis, and intellectual property matters. Candidates must possess a strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively. 

Job responsibilities:

  • Determine the cause and origin of equipment, structural, and vehicular fires and explosions.
  • Assist in securing evidence of fire and/or explosion scenes.
  • Conducts on-site, hands-on forensic fire analysis.
  • Analyze causes of fires by conducting site visits and applying scientific principles and practices in accordance with industry standards to the damaged structure or vehicle.
  • Travel to accident scenes or client sites to perform inspections and gather data
  • Evaluate existing materials to draw conclusions and/or identify an action plan
  • Manage projects from inception to completion, providing guidance to clients
  • Participate on multi-disciplinary teams to analyze complex issues
  • Prepare concise written reports of analysis and conclusions
  • Provide testimony of findings at deposition or trial
  • Author technical papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Present at technical conferences
  • Develop client relationships and promote business growth
  • Assist in marketing technical capabilities to clients and the scientific community

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science or related field preferred OR Degree(s) in Fire Protection Engineering
  • MUST have a minimum of five (5) years of Fire Investigation experience
  • Must have or be able to quickly obtain IAAI-CFI certification
  • Must be familiar with NFPA 921
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably including experience in consulting and/or testifying
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work at a fast-pace in a team environment and independently
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in statistics
  • Attention to detail

 Travel requirements: Up to 35%, as required by project work 

Location: Naperville, Illinois 

Fusion Engineering offers competitive salaries and benefits