Fire Investigator

Job Locations US-WA-Mountlake Terrace | US
Experienced Engineering and Consulting


Jensen Hughes has a new job opportunity for a full-time Fire Investigator based in Western Washington.  The position could also possibly be based in another location for an experienced investigator. The Investigator joins a multi-discipline team of nationwide Forensics experts.



  • Conduct origin & cause investigations using accepted industry standards including, but not limited to appropriate digital and film photography, video, diagrams, and written/recorded statements
  • Document, collect (tags and bags), secure, and transport evidence; ensuring chain of custody procedures are followed
  • Able to apply failure analysis knowledge
  • Provide honest and unbiased analysis and consultation on various fires and explosions
  • Perform field studies and research on a daily basis
  • Must travel to perform investigations
  • Interface closely with clients and able to professionally handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Communicates with customers to provide timelines and project updates on a consistent basis
  • Provides expert testimony for court cases
  • Must have superior customer service skills
  • Will provide timely, detailed written reports


  • Private Investigator license or the ability to acquire within 30 days of hire

  • CFI and/or CFEI certification or the ability to obtain immediately

  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of NFPA 921 & NFPA 1033

  • Minimum of Five (5) years of equivalent experience; a combination of education and experience will be considered

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Travel required

  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time

  • Must be able to kneel, squat and bend

  • Must be able to work outdoors in hot and/or cold weather conditions

  • Have the ability to climb, crawl, stoop, kneel, reaching/working overhead

  • Be able lift/carry up to 50 pounds

  • Be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds




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