Join Our Team: Forensic Architect

Fleisher Forensics takes pride in its long-standing relationships with plaintiff and defense attorneys, insurance companies, engineering and architectural firms, and government organizations. Our specialized areas of work include construction, premises, products and professional liability with experts including engineers, construction managers, chemists, and veterinarians.

Our clients rely upon the consultation, reports and testimony of our experts to be credible, competent, clear, comprehensive and well-versed.

Position Summary:

We have an excellent opportunity for a Forensic Architect to join our successful firm. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated person with a well-rounded skill set to join the team. The Forensic Architect’s responsibilities extend beyond those of traditional Architects. The ideal person for this role will need to not only have a strong grasp of architecture, but also be flexible and a strategic thinker able to take on a variety of tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Review/Understand Construction Plans/Documents/Timeline for New or Existing Buildings, etc. and Standards of Care
  • Performs structural assessments, design compliance reports, and building envelope investigations for both commercial and residential structures
  • Conduct forensic field investigations into the cause and origin of incidents related to residential and commercial property damage claims and/or construction or design defect claims
  • Evaluation/Cost Analyses of scopes of work for remediation and/or design documents for repair of existing structures
  • Investigate participants involved with the design and construction of building projects to the industry standards of care
  • Understand Construction Documents (i.e., Contracts, ASI’s, RFI’s, Request for Payments, Punch Lists, Substantial Completion Forms, Schedules, Permits, etc.)
  • Effectively communicate technical information, written and verbally, to various audiences
  • Prepare clear, concise, cohesive, accurate, and defensible reports
  • Provide deposition, mediation, arbitration and/or trial testimony
  • Perform other job-related duties as needed

     

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Architecture degree from NAAB accredited school
  • Master of Architecture preferred
  • Active architectural license acquired by the ARE
  • Ten years of architectural design experience
  • Exceptional technical report writing skills
  • Construction administration/management experience strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of the residential (IRC), commercial (IBC) and existing (IEBC) I-codes
  • Ability to manage deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Able to travel, within driving distance, to attend industry trade events and networking opportunities


Benefits:

  • Annual salary will be commensurate with education & experience
  • Twice annual bonus opportunity
  • Health Insurance (including prescription drug & vision coverage)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401k & Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Association Fee Reimbursement
  • Licensure Reimbursement

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