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Job Posting - Senior Fire Investigator
Posted by: ScottyB410 (IP Logged)
Date: May 01, 2013 11:54AM

Senior Fire Investigator
Toronto, ON

Giffin Koerth is committed to being the leader in forensic engineering. Our corporate philosophy is based on providing an unparalleled combination of technical excellence, powerful reporting and professional service. That, combined with our commitment to ethical practice, has quickly established us as the center of excellence in forensic engineering and one of the most reputable firms servicing insurance, legal, industrial, public sector organizations.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work on diverse, challenging and engaging projects and want to be part of this fun, exciting, and growing professional firm, we are looking for you.


The successful candidate will be a full time integral part of the Fire Team, working under the Principal of the Fire and Electrical Group. As a Fire Investigator, you will provide;
• Fire and explosion investigations at commercial, industrial and residential locations;
• Directly liaise with clients on a regular basis;
• Develop suitable testing and analysis protocols;
• Prepare clear and concise technical reports in an efficient and professional manner;
• Liaise with Fire and Police Departments regarding Requests for Information;
• Plan and manage projects and prepare material cost and timing estimates;
• Have experience with or work towards providing expert testimony in court; and,
• Perform additional duties as required.

• A documented minimum of 5 years of experience as a Fire Investigator;
• CFEI, CFI or equivalent (CVFI or vehicle experience a definite asset);
• Working knowledge of residential, commercial, industrial and multidiscipline fires;
• Previous experience working in an engineering consulting environment is an asset;
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
• Thorough understanding of the subrogative process in regards to fire origin and cause investigations;
• Knowledge of regulatory codes and standards such as NFPA 921, 1033, or the Fire Code;
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team; and,
• Court expertise is an asset.

Competencies and Attributes:
• Ability to communicate effectively;
• Strong technical writing capabilities and grammatical theory;
• Superior attention to detail;
• Ability to quickly identify and support needs of external and internal client base;
• An investigative approach to all things with the ability to organize, prioritize and multitask;
• Self-managed, thorough and results oriented; and,
• Collaborative mindset/team player

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume to:
We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those qualified for the position will be contacted.

We will also be at the IAAI conference in Orlando from May 3-7. We have time set aside to meet with interested candidates at that time.

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