Civil/Structural Engineer - Part-time
Anchorage, AK 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

Join Rimkus and unlock your potential with endless opportunities for growth, learning, and making a difference!

Rimkus ( is a worldwide leader in Engineering and Technical Consulting. Rimkus experts specialize in building envelope, engineering, forensic consulting, dispute resolution, construction management services, and solutions built for the environment.

Overview of the job:

Provides forensic consulting services requiring structural engineering expertise for insurance, legal, industrial, and other clients. Assesses and determines the cause and origin of structural failures and/or damage, building envelope failures and/or damage, and construction defects, as well as determine the extent and repairability of such failures and/or damage. Provides oral and written reports of findings and, when needed, expert testimony. Manages multiple projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs the investigation and analysis of residential, commercial, and industrial properties to resolve claims and legal matters.
  • Performs forensic assignments within the field of structural engineering expertise based upon a scope of work and budget prepared by the consultant and agreed upon by the client in advance of performing the work.
  • Field Investigations: Study and determine the cause and origin of construction defects or structural failures and/or damage, building envelope failures and/or damage, as well as determine the extent and repairability of such failures and/or damage. This includes gathering photographic evidence, conducting investigations to document on-site conditions, in-person and/or telephone interviews, overseeing field testing, reviewing construction and/or design drawings, contracts, or specifications, and/or reviewing historical documentation.
  • Preparation of oral and written reports to document the causes of failure and/or damage, extent of loss, associated repair scope, and recommended remediation are essential as is providing opinions and expert testimony in litigation matters.
  • Manages multiple projects, coordinating with other experts and supports as needed to produce client reports in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that procedure is followed and performs safety and due diligence of the project when it is being completed.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and maintain mutually beneficial client relationships.

Required Experience, Education and Certifications:

  • B.S. Structural Engineering degree or higher.
  • P.E. required in the state of employment or the ability to obtain it quickly.
  • 2-10+ years of experience.
  • Project Management and/or Field Investigation preferred.
  • Depending on location, other licenses or certifications may be required.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must have high level of analytical skills. Work requires continual attention to detail with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with clients at all levels (e.g. internal and external).
  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to, Microsoft Office Applications and computer-assisted engineering and design software.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical reports or journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to write scopes-of-work, budget estimates, schedules, reports of findings, proposals, general correspondence, and other technical documents.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries from internal and external clients. Capable of effectively presenting information to top management, clients, public groups and/or boards of directors.

Physical Demands, Overtime, and Travel Requirements

Physical Demands - Work is performed both in an office setting and at outside locations (i.e. Client's office, industrial, construction, and/or residential sites). Employee is frequently required to stand, walk on slope roofs, sit, climb ladders, bend, climb inside attics and crawl under homes and tunnels, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, use handheld equipment and/or tools, and drive a motor vehicle to job sites. Employee may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Employee must be sharp, focused, and alert when conducting site inspections, speaking and interacting with clients, preparing written reports of findings, and testifying in deposition or trial. Clear vision and depth perception are also necessary.

Overtime - This position is classified as salaried with a non-exempt FLSA status. There may be periods where overtime will be required, which the employee will need to comply with to meet the demands of the position.

Travel Requirements - This position requires up to 50% local/regional travel. Less than 5% out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.

At Rimkus, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. We are committed to creating a work environment that supports and celebrates the unique perspectives and experiences of all employees. If you share our commitment to diversity and inclusivity and are excited about joining a welcoming and supportive team, we encourage you to apply for our open positions.

Rimkus is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employee and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.





Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Female/Vets/Disabled


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Required Experience
2 to 10 years
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