Robert John Phillips, P.E., CFEI

Robert John Phillips, P.E., CFEI

The Warren Group, Inc.

Irmo , SC 29063
Office: 843-860-9874


*Available Nationwide*

Senior Consulting Engineer John Phillips has more than 30 years of crane and heavy equipment experience and more than 19 years of experience in forensic engineering. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, he’s a Licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana and Ohio. He is NCEES registered both as a model engineer and with The United States Council for International Engineering Practice.

During his career, John has designed crane systems, supervised installation, tested and certified lifting equipment even serving as a project engineer for maintenance and certification of nuclear weapon lifting and handling systems. His extensive experience helps him determine the cause and scope of damage for crane, hoist, and other lift equipment incidents. In addition, he’s a certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a certified Fire Investigator Instructor by the National Association of Fire Investigators. John is adept at determining the origin, cause, and scope of damage for equipment and structural fires. He also evaluates consumer and industrial equipment for product defects, guarding and safety issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Boilers
  • Consumer Products
  • Conveyors
  • Corrosion
  • Cranes
  • Design Engineering
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Explosions
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forklifts
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Lifts
  • Machine Guarding
  • Machinery & Equipment Appraisal
  • Marine Engineering
  • Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Plumbing & HVAC
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Engineering
  • Safety Engineering
  • Tribology
  • Walking & Working Surfaces


References upon request.