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Fire Protection Engineer / Fire and Explosion Investigator

Company name
Gexcon US, Inc

Bethesda, MD

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Gexcon US is a leading engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Bergen, Norway with US offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Houston, Texas. Gexcon US provides Risk and Safety Studies using the industry-leading CFD software FLACS, as well as Accident Investigation, Failure Analysis and Prevention, R&D and Experimental Testing, and software sales and support.

Gexcon is currently seeking an Engineer / Senior Engineer to support the Accident Investigation team in our Bethesda, MD office. Major job responsibilities will include:

· Supporting the investigation and analysis of fires, explosions, carbon monoxide exposures, chemical releases, lighting strikes, and failures involving vehicles, heavy machinery, and industrial and residential gas fired equipment

o Reviewing and summarizing documents and depositions

o Learning FLACS and using it to test hypotheses

o Performing cause and origin analysis

o Planning and executing experimental test programs

o Performing accident site inspections, traveling as required

o Writing technical reports

o Verbally interacting and presenting findings to clients

o Supporting Gexcon US marketing and business development efforts

Desired qualifications for the Engineer position:

· B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in Fire Protection, Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering. Relevant business experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement

· Strong technical background in fire science, combustion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics

· CFD experience is a plus (FLACS, FDS, Fluent, Star-CCM, OpenFOAM etc.)

· Experience with Linux, Matlab, and Microsoft Excel

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and a self-starter

· Ability to work under critical time deadlines and prioritize while exercising discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment

· Ability to take ownership of projects and multi-task

· Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships

· Ability to interact with consultants and staff at all levels as well as with clients and business contacts

Additional desired qualifications for the Senior Engineer position:

· B.S. degree (M.S. and Ph.D. preferred) in Fire Protection, Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering

· Five years desired experience in fire investigation

· Registers Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)

GexCon US offers a comprehensive benefit package including Health/Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, 401k savings, Disability Insurances, and more.

Company Description

GexCon US is headquartered in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area as well as having offices in Houston, Texas. GexCon US provides high-quality, professional consulting in the fields of safety, security and accident investigation.

Location/Region: Bethesda, MD (US)

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Gexcon US, Inc

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