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Job Description

  Thornton Tomasetti applies engineering and scientific principles to solve the world’s challenges. An independent organization of creative thinkers and innovative doers collaborating from offices worldwide, our mission is to bring our clients' ideas to life and, in the process, lay the groundwork for a better, more resilient future. We provide support and opportunities to our employees to achieve their full potential and cultivate a rewarding career.Our Forensic practice investigates problems in the built environment and provides evidence-based solutions founded on rigorous science and physics. We assist attorneys, property managers, building owners, contractors, manufacturers, and design professionals with a wide range of engineering and architectural issues. The RoleWe have an immediate opportunity for an Associate in Geotechnical Forensic Engineering with interests in forensic investigation, litigation support, risk loss consulting, repair, and retrofit design. This individual will be expected to execute geotechnical engineering investigations of existing buildings and design remedial repairs for deficient conditions. The investigations include failure cause and origin analysis, life cycle cost and feasibility analyses, risk loss insurance, and claims response, and litigation support. The candidate will be required to provide direction to, and review the work product of, junior-level staff, coordinate with other project managers on interdisciplinary efforts, support marketing efforts, and develop and maintain client relationships.Responsibilities

  • Assist with damage assessment and cause and origin investigations.
  • Prepare field notes, feasibility studies, cost analyses, and specifications.
  • Communicate with clients to understand project requirements.
  • Complete technical and investigative reports to support forensic findings and prepare materials related to presentations.
  • Manage and mentor other design team members.
  • Perform peer reviews and condition assessments, including order of magnitude cost estimating.


  • Degree (Master’s preferred) in geotechnical engineering.
  • Professional Engineer license required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US and internationally.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, experience with Revit a plus.

BenefitsDepending on your employment status, benefits may include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Disability and other voluntary benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Childcare
  • Paid Time Off, Family Leave for New Parents, Volunteer Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Transit (where available)
  • 401k retirement savings with Company matching on employee contributions and/or qualified student loan repayments
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • And other various wellness, diversity/inclusion and employee resource programs and initiatives

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