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  Job TypeFull-timeDescriptionBarry Isett & Associates (Isett) is an employee-owned multi-discipline engineering/consulting firm headquartered in Allentown, PA, with additional offices throughout eastern and central PA. Isett associates get the opportunity to perform meaningful work that helps enrich our community each and every day.  
Our company is a values-based organization which has been recognized for its award-winning culture through several regional and statewide programs: 

  • Best Places to Work in PA (annually since 2019)  
  • The Morning Call’s Top Workplaces (annually, since 2013)  
  • Empowering Women Award by Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business (2023) 
  • Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Workplaces (2023) 
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year (by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal)  
  • The Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct (for Ethics). 


  • Career advancement and continuing education opportunities 
  • Employee engagement events and parties 
  • Work-life balance & flexible working schedules 
  • Paid vacation/holiday/sick time 
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances 
  • Discounted and/or free Isett wear 
  • Parental leave 
  • 401k/Roth match 

As a multi-discipline firm, Isett provides a full range of engineering and consulting services, including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, environmental, geotechnical, and municipal engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, code enforcement, plan review, construction management, construction materials testing, and grant writing services to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. 
Our Forensic Engineering Department focuses on the investigation of buildings and structures that are failing or aging and the design of their repair. We are currently looking for an experienced structural engineer to join our team as a Professional Forensic Engineer. 
The ideal candidate has extensive experience with structural building analysis and design.  A variety of structural design experience is highly desired, including involvement with both new and existing structures, commercial and residential construction, and a range of materials (concrete, masonry, steel etc).  Forensic investigation and failure analysis is desired, but not required. 
They are looking for a new challenge where they can build upon their knowledge and design experience to grow into a new role that includes unique and varied renovation and retrofit design projects, forensic building investigation, and gaining new certifications. 
Our candidate is a competent communicator, and skilled at speaking to different audiences which may include adjusters, attorneys, general contractors, facility managers and owners.  
This position could be based out of our Allentown, Phoenixville or Mechanicsburg offices. 
Responsibilities include: 

  • Preparing designs and drawings for repairs; 
  • Performing detailed inspections;  
  • Project management from intake to invoicing; 
  • Assessments of residential and commercial structural components and building envelopes; 
  • Taking notes and photographs; 
  • Preparing written reports;  
  • Coordination with owners, facility managers and general contractors 
  • Responding to emergency investigation requests which may impact public safety.  

Requirements Minimum requirements for this role include: 

  • B.S. in Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering, or related engineering; 
  • Experience in structural or architectural design; 
  • Experience with structural analysis software  
  • Experience in preparation of technical specifications; 
  • Current Professional Engineering or Architect license in PA, NJ, DE, MD (or ability to obtain it); 
  • Ability to obtain PA Act 34, 114, and 151 Clearances. 
  • Valid driver’s license; 

Other desirable qualifications include: 

  • Experience in assessment and repair design of building envelopes and facades, parking garages, bridges, buildings; 
  • Experience with insurance investigation of roof or structure damage due to hail, wind, water, fire, etc;  
  • HAAG roofing certifications 
  • Ability to carry 50 - 100 lb. ladder; 
  • Be comfortable with heights and walking on sloped roofs; 

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), nation origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information (including family medical history). Please, no third party recruiters.