Eric studied civil engineering and worked at a few different engineering firms before coming to the FBI. He worked intensively with surveying, 3D scanning, and using computer software to develop 3D models and plans to design buildings. Eric was drawn to how the FBI performed similar work with 3D technology to recreate crime scenes—and decided to apply to the program.
Usually a local, state, or federal entity will request Eric’s department to build a digital or physical model of a crime scene to help tell a story of the crime to a jury. As part of this process, Eric and his team deploy to crime scenes to collect data. Eric then applies his civil engineering skills to create an accurate model of the crime scene to be used for court proceedings.
“If you like to build things, this is a great place to work. We can make anything—we have a woodshop, a metal shop, we have 3D printers and laser engraver. Anything you can think of, you can make here.”
“If you want to join the FBI, the best quality to have is adaptability. What we do on a day-to-day basis is never the same, so being flexible and being able to adapt to changing requirements is what we look for in a candidate coming here.”