Gexcon is a leading engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Bergen, Norway with US offices in metropolitan Washington, DC, and Houston, Texas. Gexcon US provides Risk and Safety Studies, as well as Accident Investigation, Failure Analysis and Prevention, R&D, and Experimental Testing. Gexcon also has a software portfolio including FLACS-CFD, Shell FRED, Shell Shepherd, Shell PIPA, FLACS-EFFECTS, and FLACS-RISKCURVES.

We are currently seeking an entry-level Engineer to support the Accident Investigation team in our Bethesda, MD office.

You can apply by sending your CV and cover letter through the form below or email to David.Ellis@gexcon.com.

 

Employment term: permanent position

Office: 4833 Rugby Avenue, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

 

  • 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
  • Reviewing and summarizing documents and depositions
  • Using CFD models such as FLACS and FDS to test hypotheses
  • Performing cause and origin analysis
  • Planning and executing experimental test programs
  • Performing accident site inspections, traveling as required
  • Writing technical reports
  • Verbally interacting and presenting findings to clients
  • Supporting Gexcon US marketing and business development efforts

 

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in Fire Protection, Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Strong technical background in fire science, combustion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics.
  • Registered Engineer in Training (EIT).
  • CFD experience.
  • 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.

 

  • A comprehensive benefits package including Health/Dental Insurance, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave, Holiday Pay, 401k Savings, Disability Insurances, and more.
  • Opportunity to receive training for Gexcon’s software and other safety courses