Forensic Engineer

Name : joe elmer
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Cedar Park,TX
Job Title Forensic Engineer
Relocation Preferences : anywhere
Objective : HVAC design
Resume :  
Joseph F. Elmer, P.E.
2706 Aster Pass
Cedar Park, Texas 78613
Cell (512) 921-1211

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1997CAPCO-RTA 560 hours, Basic Peace Officer Certification, Austin, TX
1983B. S. Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

April 2009 January 2010. Fire & Explosive Investigator (Owner), Azar Fire Consultants, Cedar Park, TX. Responsibilities include: investigation of origin/causes of fires and explosions; provide expert witness testimony; provide engineer support & code interpretation.

April 2004 April 2009. Forensic Engineer. Verite Forensic Engineering, Conroe, TX. Responsibilities include: forensic engineering analysis of fuel gas systems, electrical distribution systems, fire protection systems, appliance testing, and failure analysis of general mechanical systems; provide expert witness testimony.

May 2000 May 2004. Fire & Explosive Investigator. Crawford Investigation Services, Cedar Park, TX. Responsibilities include: investigation of origin/causes of fires and explosions; provide expert witness testimony; provide engineer support & code interpretation.

December 1996 May 2000. Deputy State Fire Marshal. Texas State Fire Marshals Office, Austin, TX. Responsibilities include: investigation of origin/causes of fires and explosions; criminal investigation of arson, homicides, burglaries and insurance fraud; filing complaints and search warrants; present criminal cases to the District attorney for prosecution; provide court testimony.

May 1992 - December 1996. Engineer. Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Austin, TX. Responsibilities include: reviewing waterworks distribution, fire sprinkler and fire alarm plans; performing physical inspections of municipalities distribution system, waterworks, code enforcement and fire department; perform Underwriters Laboratory pump tests on Class A fire trucks.

November 1989 April 1992. Pipe Designer/ Project Manager. Mutual Sprinklers, Inc., Fire Protection, Garland, TX. Responsibilities include: designing and drafting fire protection systems; stock listing and managing the installation; surveying commercial and residential properties.

February 1988 to July 1989. Fire Inspector. Fire Prevention & Engineering Bureau of Texas, Irving, TX. Responsibilities include: analyzing, surveying and evaluation of fire protection in commercial properties; preparing a written evaluation for insurance carriers.

June 1984 to December 1987. Engineer Officer. U.S. Army, Fort Sill, OK. Responsibilities include: planning and supervising management of manpower, materials and equipment utilization for construction projects; management of maintenance of vehicles; supervision and training of approximately 24 soldiers.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
Certified Fire Investigator, International Association of Arson Investigators

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