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EFI Global Mechanical Engineer, P.E. - Forensic Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

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EFI Global is a full-service engineering, fire investigation, environmental, health and safety, and specialty consulting services firm serving a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors. Over the last four decades, we have grown from a boutique firm specializing in handling insurance fraud and arson cases and providing expert witness testimony, into a recognized global leader in engineering failure analysis, origin-and-cause investigations, environmental consulting, laboratory testing and specialty consulting. Our forensic investigation, engineering and environmental services teams around the world share a dedication to expertise, quality and demonstrating to customers that caring counts®. Each of our more than 700 professional engineers, fire investigators, architects and scientists was selected for their technical proficiency, in-depth industry knowledge and commitment to professional integrity. Together, our diverse backgrounds and collective insights empower clients to make better-informed business decisions. EFI’s combination of global solutions and local expertise has earned the firm a reputation for delivering timely responses that consistently meet our clients’ expectations—anytime, anywhere. Click here to learn more about EFI Global.

Seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineer with expertise in commercial, residential and industrial mechanical systems and failure analysis . Assesses and determines failure of mechanical equipment , HVAC, plumbing, piping, boilers, chillers, heavy equipment, fire loss and explosions, fire protection systems, and industrial machinery.

This remote role working from a home-based office requires working in a variety of environments and a combination of travel (local or regional). Must reside in greater Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Hartford, New Haven, Concord, NH, or RI. ​

PRIMARY PURPOSE: To investigate events, systems, devices and/or failures and provide expert opinions; to provide guidance and leadership ethically and scientifically on complex engineering assignments; to contribute to overall profitability of the company through providing expert/engineering consulting services.

Are You An Ideal Candidate? We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who thrive in a collaborative environment, who are driven to deliver results, are customer oriented and naturally empathetic.

Apply your engineering knowledge and experience to investigate and assess complex failures in the context of an energetic, people focused, entrepreneurial culture.

Deliver comprehensive engineering analyses to clients who represent virtually every industry and comprise some of the world’s most respected organizations.

Leverage EFI Global’s broad, global network of experts to both learn from and to share your insights.

Be a part of a rapidly growing, industry-leading global company known for its excellence and customer service.

Take advantage of a variety of professional development opportunities that help you perform your best work and grow your career.

Enjoy flexibility and autonomy in your daily work, your location, and your career path.

Access diverse and comprehensive benefits to take care of your mental, physical, financial, and professional needs.


Conduct field investigations and failure analysis of commercial, residential, and industrial mechanical systems and components. Mechanical failure analysis work includes determining causes of mechanical failures, gas related fires and explosions, product liability, construction, or design defects, HVAC systems, plumbing and piping systems, industrial machinery, boilers, hydraulics, pumps, boilers, compressors, cranes, and/or motor vehicles.

Inspects losses and loss scenes at residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Investigates and assesses damages and evidence due to failures and determines the origin of failure for insurers and litigation support.

Analyzes and documents the failure analysis and causation of failures.

Examines and tests evidence in a laboratory setting and research failure modes, products, installations, and maintenance related to findings.

Collaborates with other experts to produce detailed reports outlining the origin and cause of losses and damages.

Serves as an expert witness in court and/or depositions.

Documents and maintains billable hours on a time and expense basis for failure analysis and forensic engineering projects for clients.

Education and Licensing:

Requires Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

Requires a Professional Engineering (PE) license, minimum required for resident state. Prefer multi-state licensing and/or active NCEES Record.

Expert witness testimony experience is a plus.

Taking Care of You:

Craves cutting-edge opportunities

Thrives when allowed flexibility and autonomy

Strong team and customer service orientation

Seeks to contribute to a larger purpose​

Craves culture of support, both giving and receiving.


If your application is selected to advance to the next round, you will receive an e-mail notification or phone call from a recruiter to schedule an initial call.


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The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time.

Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

Our business is founded on people with the best technical skills and outstanding industry knowledge and we strive to employ and retain exceptional talent. EFI Global is an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all qualified persons.

If you are interested in working for us, please visit our job board.