Electrical Engineer - Forensics
Thornton Tomasetti

New York, New York

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Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Resilience, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. We work on everything from landmark buildings to small-scale specialty structures, from the historic to the high performing, while balancing multiple objectives, including form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. TALENT is at the core of our business.

Our Forensic practice investigate problems in the built environment and provide 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.

We have an opening for an Entry Level Electrical Engineer in its New York, NY office. You will be expected to support and learn from senior engineers. Your work will be varied and may include extended travel and fieldwork. You will be expected to:

* Effectively complete tasks.

* Meet schedule expectations.

* Produce clear effective work products (You must write well).

* Learn on a daily basis.

* Enjoy being part of an exceptional team.

A strong understanding of electrical engineering principles is required as is the desire and ability to learn more. You must be able to write well and continue to improve your writing skills. This position focuses primarily on the investigation, troubleshooting, and analysis of electrical systems and the clear and concise explanation of our findings to our clients.

The candidate's experience should include knowledge of electric circuits and system design. The candidate must be willing to learn about site power distribution, building distribution, lighting, fire alarm, security, emergency power generation, cogeneration, UPS, and mission-critical systems for industrial, commercial, and hospitality facilities. Interest in renewable energy systems including; photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, and hydroelectric generator is highly desirable. This position focuses on the investigation, troubleshooting, and analysis of electrical systems for the insurance and litigation market.


  • Support the Engineering team with field investigations, analysis, design, production of contract documents, and construction administration services.

  • Assist with damage assessment and cause and origin investigations related to insurance claims.

  • Perform required field surveys, calculations, design, and equipment selections.

  • Prepare field notes, feasibility studies, cost analyses, and specifications.

  • Complete technical and investigative reports to support forensic findings and prepare materials related to presentations.

  • Interface and coordinate with Architects/Engineers/Contractors/Clients/Attorneys/other Experts.

  • Assist with the organization and preparation of construction drawings and specifications.

  • Review and research applicable building codes, National Electric Code, etc.

  • Assist with the organization and preparation of drawings and specifications.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • E.I.T. desired
  • Proficient in both manual and software-assisted calculations
  • Project management experience
  • Must know AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam (Revit/Microstation a plus)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

(US Locations Only) In our culture of collaboration and innovation, we find we do our best work when we are together while minimizing the risks of COVID-19. For new hires at Thornton Tomasetti, we require COVID-19 vaccination to the extent allowed by access and permitted by government jurisdiction in your area and barring any religious or medically approved exemption.

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