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Houston, Texas Intertek
Ranked #15 on the 2019 ENR list of Top 500 Design Firms, and with more than a hundred offices across North America, the building and construction team provides the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry with a full suite of capabilities both in the lab and on site. From testing, inspection and certification services to building sciences solutions, the company delivers Total Quality Assurance to the built environment.


Responsibilities/Duties:
%26middot; Manage Fire Investigation consulting service line
%26middot; Manage Fire Investigation consulting projects
%26middot; Assist in national/international business development, marketing and sales efforts regarding Fire Investigation consulting.
%26middot; Prepare proposals and develop new business promptly to support the business.
%26middot; Collaborate with Building Science Solutions Group and testing managers to source and share client contacts and leads.
%26middot; Project management activities including planning, budgeting, scheduling, staffing, execution, and reporting. Manage project managers, including technical and scope/budget aspects.
%26middot; Monitor contract requirements, invoicing, receivables, and maintain acceptable profit margins.
%26middot; Participate in training and management of building science staff to assist on Fire Investigation consulting projects and opportunities.
%26middot; Write and execute necessary evidence-gathering, evidence retention, and related protocols for Fire Investigation consulting projects. Assume all fire investigations will lead to litigation.
%26middot; Perform forensic reviews of reports by others, laboratory analysis & reports, architectural drawings, specifications, shop drawings and submittals pertaining to Fire Investigation requirements.
%26middot; Prepare accurate and concise reports for assigned projects.
%26middot; Coordinate effectively with local code officials/fire marshals/law enforcement personnel, attorneys, insurance investigators, fire remediation specialists, architects, engineers, consultants, and property owners, to incorporate relevant comments and recommendations into project reports and Findings.
%26middot; Procure equipment needed for on-site testing and analysis. Ensure equipment is calibrated and maintained per manufacturer specs.
%26middot; Represent Intertek and contribute to knowledge base by teaching courses, giving lectures/webinars, and writing articles and technical papers.
%26middot; Consistent and professional interaction and communication with clients and project team.
%26middot; Local and overnight travel, as required, for assigned projects and tasks. Travel could be frequent.
%26middot; Maintain enough workload/backlog to meet target staff utilization rates.
%26middot; Provide technical assistance to our (fire test and materials) labs as needed.

Job Requirements:
15+ years%26rsquo; experience in Fire Investigation consulting, preferred
%26middot; AAS, Fire Science or other related degree or equivalent, preferred
%26middot; BS in engineering/architecture, or other related degree, preferred
%26middot; Certification, International Association of Fire Investigators-Certified Fire Investigator (IAAI-CFI%26reg;), mandatory
%26middot; Certification, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress- Certified Fire Investigator (IFSAC-CFI), preferred
%26middot; Certification, National Association of Fire Investigators- Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (NAFI-CFEI) preferred
%26middot; Strong knowledge of fire investigations, fire dynamics, and legal procedures
%26middot; Strong knowledge of the construction process as it relates to fire development and fire Origin & Cause
%26middot; Ability to read and understand architectural drawings and specifications related to fire investigations
%26middot; Ability to perform office tasks and physical labor tasks
%26middot; Ability to work independently on assigned tasks
%26middot; Ability to perform work from ladders, boom-lifts, roof levels, etc.
%26middot; Ability to perform work while donned in personal protective equipment (PPE), as needed
%26middot; Extensive technical competence and ability to effectively communicate with clients, local code officials/fire marshals/law enforcement personnel, attorneys, insurance investigators, fire remediation specialists, architects, engineers, consultants, property owners, contractors, and coworkers, both in writing and orally
%26middot; Ability to develop and maintain good rapport with clients, attorneys, insurance investigators, contractors, etc.
%26middot; Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to meet changing and strict deadlines
%26middot; Experience with managing staff, both technical and administrative
%26middot; Willingness to travel 50% of the time or more
%26middot; Sound computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
%26middot; Working knowledge of a computer-based design program (AutoCad, Revit, Volo View, Bluebeam/Revu, CorelDRAW, etc.) for fire scene notations
%26middot; Valid driver%26rsquo;s license and a clean driving record
%26middot; Ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers%26rsquo; operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.
A career with Intertek means joining a global network of professionals dedicated to bringing quality and safety to life. Our vision is to become the world%26rsquo;s most trusted partner for Quality Assurance and we offer our employees the chance to make an impact with attractive growth opportunities in this industry on a global scale.
We offer a salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

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