Douglas J. Barovsky

Douglas J. Barovsky, P.E., CFEI

Senior Consultant

Mr. Barovsky is an electrical engineer with over two decades of experience, including 14 years in the aerospace sector with seven years as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Engineering Representative (DER). He is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI). Mr. Barovsky specializes in fire origin and cause investigations, including fire scene inspection, excavation, evidence identification, recovery and preservation, and analysis of fire debris. His experience also includes fire and explosion investigations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, vehicles, motor homes and marine vessels, electrical/electronic design, product failure analysis, and government regulatory compliance. He has experience investigating aircraft accidents and component and system failures.

Prior to joining ESi, he spent over 15 years with The Boeing Company where he was responsible for reviewing and approving airplane type design data. He also developed and managed certification programs to identify requirements and objectives for successfully demonstrating compliance to the applicable domestic and foreign airworthiness standards. Mr. Barovsky conducted failure analyses including, fault hazard assessments, failure modes and effects analyses, fault tree analyses, and numerical probability studies. He has tested and evaluated failed hardware and systems to resolve manufacturing, maintenance, and continued airworthiness issues associated with aircraft electrical and electronic component systems. He also aided in digital and analog circuit design, and established component and system design requirements.


  • Electric Vehicle Fire Investigations, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, January 2014
  • Lightning Risk Management, Washington Schools Risk Management Pool, January 2013
  • Electrical Fire Cause Analysis, Oregon IAAI Chapter Meeting, January 2009
  • Failure Analysis: Preservation of Evidence, 30th Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law and Insurance, January 2003

ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.

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