Walnut Creek, California

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
The Forensic Specialist I will serve as a technical expert in one or more of the following areas: construction engineering, origin and cause investigations, failure analysis of electrical, mechanical and material systems and components, warnings and instructions, product liability, code evaluation, tool mark analysis, analysis of building systems and construction techniques, fire protection and alarm system evaluation, analytical chemistry and other forensic endeavors required to complete an investigation.

Marketing Description

We have an exciting opportunity available in our Construction Risk Control Business Unit for a Construction Forensic Engineer. This position is tied to the Industry leading Travelers Forensic Engineering Laboratory and will directly support our Claim partners in northern California. This person will deliver engineering expertise in regards to construction losses stemming from allegations of faulty work by our Contractors enabling better informed decisions and optimal claim outcomes. Lessons learned through investigations are identified and shared with other business partners allowing for a higher level of expertise and service for Travelers customers. A construction engineering degree and previous forensic investigation experience preferred.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

The Forensic Specialist will be familiar with the proper elements of a forensic investigation including proper documentation, rules of evidence, scene and lab safety, as well as the various procedures and policies existing within the Travelers. Required to travel to loss scenes to assist with and become part of the investigative team. To this end the Forensic Specialist I will be responsible for various aspects of the investigation including evidence collection and preservation, witness interviews, analysis of the scene and to provide technical advice and consultation to attorneys and claims staff associated with the loss. Required to conduct research and testing, prepare reports (verbal and written), and to aid the claims and legal staff with the scientific aspects of the case. Required to become familiar with applicable codes and industry standards as well as laboratory testing protocols that may be required during an investigation. In addition, the forensic specialist will provide testimony in legal proceedings including depositions, trial, mediations and arbitration. Other duties as assigned. Prepare materials and data as needed to support the overall functions of Risk Control, Claims Services, and Underwriting. Such materials may include newsletters, reports, or presentations as needed to best fit the intended audience and subject matter. Required to maintain their knowledge and skills in their particular area of expertise by attending conferences, reviewing scientific journals and participating in specific industry standards organizations such as ACI, ASCE, ACS, ASME, etc.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidate will have a four year degree in either science or engineering. Minimum of five years of experience in their respective field of study with demonstrated responsibility for problem solving, failure analysis, research or design. Hands on experience as a good portion of the work involves determining how products or systems operate and fail. Strong Structural, Geotechnical or Civil aptitude. Strong platform skills and be able to demonstrate proficiency with written communication.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Candidate will have strong platform skills and be able to demonstrate proficiency with written communication.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.