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Senior Consultant/Engineer – Roofing Litigation Expert

//Senior Consultant/Engineer – Roofing Litigation Expert
Senior Consultant/Engineer – Roofing Litigation Expert2018-12-06T20:57:47+00:00

Senior Consultant/Engineer – Roofing Litigation Expert

Mission/Role:

Consult with clients in the analysis of claims related to GCI’s expertise in exterior building envelopes. The consultant will assist the client with developing litigation strategies for the construction claims, including reviewing project documents and opposing expert reports, conduct and supervise site inspections and testing, and prepare expert reports.  The emphasis will be on hurricane affected structures in Florida and other coastal regions.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Work with management to supervise and expand GCI’s roof claims and litigation support capabilities
  • Supervise inspection teams and serve as expert in assessing and presenting claims – the emphasis initially will be related to hurricane affected buildings in Florida and possibly other coastal regions
  • Provide consulting advice and strategies to clients
  • Perform site investigations and testing as necessary to develop a plan to support the claim strategy
  • Analyze other expert reports and develop strategies to utilize or refute content
  • Supervise preparation of engineer signed expert reports as required to support the claim strategies
  • Assist client with preparing for mediation and/or other legal proceedings
  • Provide competent expert testimony at depositions and/or trial or arbitration proceedings

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with a current Florida Professional Engineer designation
  • Resume demonstrating credentials and experience to serve as an expert witness as to in building construction and building envelope components, and specifically, roof systems
  • Good computer skills and open to using GCl’s technology driven support platform
  • Integrity – a personal commitment to truth and honesty
  • Quality driven
  • Superior communication skills and the instinct to know how to communicate on the audience’s level, to know when to speak and when not to, to be an active listener
  • Confidence to represent and defend positions both in written and verbal formats, even under scrutiny and cross examination
  • Cooperative and willing to help others
  • Tactfulness when dealing with difficult situations
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Self-discipline to follow through with paperwork and deadlines
  • Able to work independently without sacrificing the good of the GCI team
  • Ability to share information, knowledge and experience openly and willingly – exercise diversity and be adaptive, creative, and flexible because of advances in technology and globalization.
  • Willingness to travel for short periods to projects, initially in Florida and other coastal regions