What You Need to Know to Pursue A Career in Investigative Engineering

Corporate, InvestigativeFeb 09, 2023

The latest episode of American Structurepoint’s Making Our Point podcast explores investigative engineering as a career choice. This is the fifth in a series of podcasts that focus on the different types of engineering to help young adults determine whether engineering is right for them.

Greg Susemichel, American Structurepoint investigative practice leader, shares examples of projects investigative engineers often tackle. Investigative engineering focuses on the investigation, assessment or rehabilitation of existing structures. Susemichel provides excellent insights for people considering an investigative engineering career, such as qualifications needed, what to expect when entering the field, career paths and salary ranges for civil engineers and more.

"Investgative engineering would be a good fit for someone who enjoys doing puzzle or solving problems," - Greg Susemichel, Investigative Practice Leader

Investigative engineers evaluate structures that either have been damaged or aren’t performing the way they should. They also do assessments to give clients insight into a structure’s overall condition, similar to doing a home inspection before buying a home. Like most other engineering fields, investigative engineering is in demand and a growing industry with lots of opportunities.

“Investigative engineering would be a good fit for someone who enjoys doing puzzles or solving problems,” Susemichel said. “When we go out and do an assessment or investigation, we have one piece of the puzzle and have to obtain the others through research, interviews, and testing. “

To learn more about investigative engineering and to find out if this career is for you, listen to the podcast episode entitled “What You Should Know About Investigative Engineering.” You can find the podcast at https://structurepoint.buzzsprout.com, under the “Company” tab on structurepoint.com, or on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more. And if you are a job seeker reading this, be sure to check out structurepoint.com/careers to see all our openings!

About American Structurepoint
American Structurepoint, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a national architecture and engineering consulting firm. We define the standard of excellence for people across the world who want help building and bettering their community. American Structurepoint professionals work in 16 design centers in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently listed the company as a Top 200 Design Firm. The firm achieved its highest ranking ever on the 2022 list, rising to No. 134. After more than 56 years of steady growth, American Structurepoint offers complete consulting and comprehensive design services to improve the quality of life for our people and our communities. For more information, visit www.structurepoint.com.