Forensic Electrical Engineering Roles

Competitive salary, plus bonuses.
01 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Chemical, Sciences
  • Do you have an enquiring mind? Are you interested in problem solving?
  • Are you interested in a career that will remain technically challenging as you progress through the organisation?
  • Are you looking for a change of direction?

If the answer is yes then why not consider a career in forensic investigation?

Forensic Electrical Engineering Roles

Burgoynes is an international partnership specialising in the investigation of fires, explosions and other major incidents, providing expert witness services to our clients.  We are looking to recruit Electrical Engineers to train in the forensic investigation of fires, explosions and the failure of electrical equipment and systems.  The ideal candidate should be educated to degree level, be a Chartered Engineer and have the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Experience in a power background would be an advantage. Excellent candidates with alternative career paths to a high level understanding of electrical concepts and practices will, however, also find us receptive.  The only absolute is the ability to think through and solve unique problems using science and engineering principles.

Our investigators enjoy a high degree of autonomy and unparalleled satisfaction doing a job where the technical result really matters. Success in this field allows our investigators to  operate at executive level without losing the day-to-day hands-on experiences that give intellectual satisfaction.

The job is very varied and involves a good mixture of site visits and time in the office.  It provides an opportunity to travel within the UK and overseas.  We offer a highly competitive salary, a number of other benefits and excellent career prospects.

We currently have vacancies, for the right candidates, throughout the UK and opportunities to subsequently relocate overseas exist. 

The Role

This role is to provide expert technical assistance to our clients, in the fields of fire investigation and incident investigation.  You will take ownership of your own case load, and manage all aspects of each investigation, including reviewing the scope of each investigation, interviewing of witnesses, photographing and written recording of physical evidence, collection of evidence, analysis of evidence (both witness and physical evidence), commissioning of tests, where appropriate, verbal reporting, written reporting and provision of oral evidence, in Court, if necessary. 

Skill Sets Required

  • Excellent “hands-on” understanding of engineering and scientific principles. 
  • Ability to formulate a technical hypothesis to explain an event, and to “test” this hypothesis against evidence. 
  • Natural enthusiasm for problem solving. 
  • Good communication skills for both interviewing witnesses, and presenting ideas. 
  • Confidence. 
  • Experience in an industrial environment would be very helpful, but is not essential, if you have the required skills to learn quickly. 


Training in all aspects of this role will be provided.  Burgoynes has a world class reputation in this field, and the majority of the training is via a mentoring or shadowing process, where you will learn from experts with unique experience and insights into what constitutes evidence, and how such evidence can be effectively collected, recorded and presented. 


  • This role will be fascinating for an engineer who loves to understand how things work. 
  • Extremely varied, with involvement in almost every industry type. 
  • Also a wide variety of daily activities. 
  • Competitive salary, plus bonuses. 
  • Benefits include pension, medical insurance, health insurance, company car and generous holiday package. 
  • Salary scale is exceptional, once you have proven you can perform in this role. 

Further information and an application form please send us you CV below and include your postal address. 

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