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Forensic Fire Investigator

Forensic Fire Investigator

ID 
2016-1836
Job Locations 
UK-Surrey-Richmond
Category 
Fire/Explosion Investigation

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Overview

Envista Forensics addresses the growing demand by insurance claims and legal professional for a global, multi-disciplinary and highly-skilled forensic engineering partner. Envista Forensics is a global forensic consulting firm that provides a comprehensive array of technical services to the insurance and legal communities.

Our mission is simple:

  • We deliver certainty to our clients when they need it most: When equipment, systems, structures, or data have been threatened by catastrophe or litigation.
  • We determine cause and responsibility; we identify the nature and extent of damage or loss and provide a full range of solutions to protect their assets.
  • Our technical experts are trusted advisors and industry leaders. Their expertise is broad and deep, capable of withstanding all forms of scrutiny. Our services are available globally so that certainty is assured no matter where in the world it is needed.

As the recovery from disasters has grown more complex, Envista Forensics has developed a comprehensive array of services to help our clients and has associates located around the globe to provide our clients assurance no matter the type of loss or location of the disaster.

Our entire staff is dedicated to providing the best possible service, vast experience, and Certainty in an Uncertain World.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer offering competitive pay and benefits and an environment where teamwork, ongoing professional development, continuous improvement, and exceptional service are valued and rewarded.

 

We currently have an outstanding career opportunity for a Fire & Explosion Consultant with forensic experience.  At the direction of the Regional Manager and with minimal supervision, the incumbent investigates various incident types (based on qualifications). These may include but are not limited to origin and cause investigations of fire and explosions, SIU related investigations, insurance fraud, and other investigations contingent on the needs of our clients and business unit.

 

Responsibilities

  • Creates detailed analysis of the incident scene to determine point of origin and cause. To include documentation of what “did not” cause the incident.
  • Documents purported fire suppression/detection systems or intrusion detection systems.
  • Interviews witnesses, to include owner, occupants, tenants, service personnel and other local officials as to their actions associated with the incident.
  • Identifies possible subrogation and / or liability issues; i.e., products and/or services associated with the incident and retrieval of related reports/documentation.
  • Preserves equipment/components, etc. for further evaluation/ review.
  • Stores evidence retrieved from the scene pending client’s written disposition instructions.
  • Evaluates physical evidence, and its potential association with the cause and/or subrogation and/or liability.
  • Researches Consumer Product Safety Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  for product related safety bulletins and/or recall notices.

Qualifications

  • Must be bond-able and eligible for licensing as a private investigator where so required, some jurisdictions require written testing for licensing.  
  • Must have experience working in insurance claims or for a forensic consulting firm
  • Baccalaureate degree in a related field, or demonstration of equivalent knowledge and critical thinking skills is necessary.
  • Law enforcement, firefighting, or other investigative training is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Former experience as a city, county, state, or federal criminal investigator, or an insurance investigator is desired.