Career Opportunities in San Diego Office

Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. believes in the value of developing a strong professional team able to apply creative, critical thinking to practical applications. We seek experienced professionals to join our team.

We are seeking to add a highly-motivated mid-to-senior level Professional Engineer to our team of multi-disciplinary engineers in the San Diego, California office. The Engineer will conduct field investigations and perform failure/accident analysis for electrical equipment and/or mechanical equipment and processes through construction knowledge and engineering principles. Electrical equipment types included, but not limited to low, medium and high voltage switchgear, panelboards and transformers, data and communication systems, fire alarm systems, lighting systems, electrical appliances, etc. Facilities types include power generating and distribution systems, commercial and industrial facilities, municipal buildings and infrastructure assets, and residential properties.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Field work to document as-built conditions and damage to electrical systems and equipment as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design, construction errors/omissions and product defects). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Utilize building codes, technical knowledge, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
  • Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
  • Provide electrical support for the fire origin and cause consultants/engineers to determine electrical causes of fires, a plus.
  • Communicate with clients, interface with code officials and contractors to address construction issues and provide detailed reports.
  • Manage multiple project assignments, executing them on time and within budget.
  • Retention and development of Client relationships.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program required.
  • Minimum 10 Years Electrical Engineering experience in design or other background that promotes an understanding of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in California through NCEES examination. Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.
  • Minimum 10 Years Electrical Engineering experience in design or other background that promotes an understanding of electrical systems and equipment
  • Knowledge of national building and construction codes (ICC, NEC, NFPA, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of electrical engineering concepts, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of multiple types of construction, a plus.
  • Knowledge of estimating electrical equipment designs and installations, a plus.
  • Field experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in providing Litigation Support including Expert Testimony at Depositions and/or Trial, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings, desirable.
  • Existing Client base and business development experience is a strong plus.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record.

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We are seeking to add a highly-motivated junior-to-mid level licensed Architect to our team of multi-disciplinary consultants. Individual will have knowledge in the behavior of building enclosures and their components for use in forensic analyses relating to residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.  Experience in performing failure cause & origin analysis on building systems, authoring technical reports, and construction litigation is desired, but not required. Building element types include, but are not limited to, cladding; wall enclosures; exterior decks, balconies, and walkways; roofing systems; and fenestration components.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Perform forensic investigations of building envelope failures.
  • Diagnose failures in building envelope systems and recommend solutions for remediation of those failures.
  • Field work to document as-built conditions and damage to building systems as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes.
  • Utilizing building codes, technical knowledge, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
  • Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
  • Communicate with clients, interface with code officials and contractors to address construction issues to provide detailed reports.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • California Licensed Architect through NCARB’s ARE examination.  Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.
  • Knowledge of national building and construction codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with performance and testing requirements, details and specifications for building enclosures.
  • Understanding of material selection as it relates to long-term durability and performance of building enclosures.
  • Field experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record.

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We are seeking to add a highly-motivated, entry to mid-level Engineer and/or Geologist to the team of multi-disciplinary civil and geo-professionals in our San Diego office. The individual will have knowledge in the behavior of soils and subsurface geology and their interaction with building and structural components for use in forensic analysis of a wide variety of project types including buildings, civil infrastructure, retaining walls, excavations, slopes, foundations, power generation and distribution systems, water retention and conveyance facilities, and much more. Experience in performing failure cause & origin analysis on soils, subsurface geology and building system interaction, authoring geotechnical engineering evaluations/technical reports, and construction litigation is desired. Material types investigated include, but not limited to, soil, bedrock, concrete, aggregates, asphalt, masonry, wood and metals.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Field work to document as-built conditions and extent of damage as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Utilize building codes, technical knowledge of civil and geotechnical methods, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
  • Evaluate subsurface exploration (via drilling, test pits, etc.) and evaluate ground conditions and understand their impact on design and construction.
  • Perform geotechnical analyses, including shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls, slope stability, trench work, temporary retaining systems, dams and flood control systems, storm water and drainage systems, pavements, liquefaction, settlement and seismic assessments.
  • Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
  • Communicate with clients, interface with code officials and contractors and provide detailed reports.
  • Manage multiple project assignments, executing them on time and within budget.
  • Retention and development of client relationships.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Geology from an ABET accredited program required.
  • California Licensed Professional Engineer through NCEES examination, Engineer in Training (EIT), Professional Geologist, or Geologist in Training (GIT) required.  Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.  Minimum 5 Years’ Engineering/Geology experience.
  • Knowledge of national building and construction codes (ICC, ASCE, AISC, ACI, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of geotechnical/geological engineering concepts, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of multiple types of construction, a plus.
  • Field experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in providing Litigation Support including Expert Testimony at Depositions and/or Trial, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings, desirable.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record.

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We are seeking to add a highly-motivated mid-to-senior level licensed Professional Engineer to our team of multi-disciplinary licensed engineers. The individual will have knowledge in the behavior of structural systems and their components for use in Forensic Engineering relating to residential, commercial, industrial facilities, marine and inland structures. Experience in performing failure cause & origin analysis on building systems, authoring technical reports, and construction litigation is desired. Building system types include, but not limited to, steel, concrete, masonry, wood, roofing and building envelopes.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Fieldwork to document as-built conditions and damage to structural systems as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human-induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes.
  • Utilize building codes, technical knowledge of structural behavior, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
  • Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
  • Communicate with Clients, interface with code officials and contractors and provide detailed reports.
  • Manage multiple project assignments, executing them on time and within budget.
  • Retention and development of Client relationships.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering from an ABET accredited program required.  
  • California Licensed Professional Engineer through NCEES examination.  Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.  Minimum 5 Years Structural Engineering experience in design or other background that promotes an understanding of structural behavior.
  • Knowledge of national building and construction codes (ICC, ASCE, AISC, ACI, NDS, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of structural engineering concepts, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of multiple types of construction, a plus. 
  • Field experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in providing Litigation Support including Expert Testimony at Depositions and/or Trial, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings, desirable.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record.

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We are seeking to add a highly-motivated mid-to-senior level licensed Architect to our team of multi-disciplinary consultants. Individual will have knowledge in the behavior of building enclosures and their components for use in forensic analyses relating to residential, commercial, industrial facilities, marine and inland structures.  Experience in performing failure cause & origin analysis on building systems, authoring technical reports, and construction litigation is desired. Building envelope types include, but are not limited to, cladding, wall enclosures, roofing systems, and fenestration components.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Perform forensic investigations of building envelope failures.
  • Diagnose failures in building envelope systems and recommend solutions for remediation of those failures.
  • Field work to document as-built conditions and damage to building systems as a result of natural (wind, water, fire, earth movement, etc.) and/or human induced origins (design and construction errors/omissions). Natural events can include large catastrophes such as regional floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes.
  • Utilizing building codes, technical knowledge, and understanding of construction practices to establish repair scope recommendations as well as cause and origin analyses.
  • Evaluate design drawings and documentation.
  • Communicate with clients, interface with code officials and contractors to address construction issues to provide detailed reports.
  • Manage multiple project assignments, executing them on time and within budget.
  • Retention and development of client relationships.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, on short notice at times.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Architecture from an ABET accredited program required.
  • California Licensed Architect through NCARB’s ARE examination.  Multiple state registrations (or ability to obtain) a plus.
  • Minimum 10 Years Architectural experience in design or other background that promotes an understanding of building construction.
  • Experience in property loss and construction defects a plus.
  • Knowledge of national building and construction codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, etc.)
  • Understanding of heat, air and moisture control principles within enclosure materials and assemblies.
  • Familiarity with performance and testing requirements, details and specifications for building enclosures.
  • Familiarity with façade components and assemblies, particularly at their interfaces.
  • Understanding of material selection as it relates to long-term durability and performance of building enclosures.
  • Field experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in providing Litigation Support including Expert Testimony at Depositions and/or Trial, Mediation and Arbitration proceedings, desirable.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and have a good driving record

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