Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.
Exponent's Vehicle Engineering Practice is seeking a full-time Mechanical Engineer with a fundamental interest in the automotive field for our Austin, TX location. The candidate should be technically talented with good hands-on skills, have excellent communication skills, and be motivated to ultimately develop their own consulting practice and grow professionally within Exponent. The individual in this position will initially be responsible for the support of existing consulting projects that involve the analysis of transportation accidents, mechanical failures, and the design of consumer and industrial products. We expect the individual to ultimately develop a specialized expertise in the automotive field such as the design and performance of existing or emerging automotive technology, or analysis and reconstruction of transportation accidents. It is expected that some projects will include the setup and execution of various test programs, including full-scale tests (crash, sled, and handling tests) and component or control systems evaluations. The successful candidate is also expected to manage projects from initiation to completion and ensure that Exponent meets its deadlines and produces exceptional work product.
Additional responsibilities for this position include:
Field and laboratory testing
Site, scene, vehicle and equipment inspections
Preparing written reports and presenting results/findings to diverse audiences
Overtime, after-hours work, and extensive travel is often required
Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or a M.S. and 2 years of experience) and knowledge of automotive systems, or interest in vehicles and automotive systems
Field and/or lab measurement experience required
Must have knowledge of dynamics, mechanical design, and 3D CAD (AutoCAD or Rhino3D preferred)
Must have analytical and problem solving skills
P.E. license or the willingness to obtain a P.E. license
Must possess strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to synthesize and present technical information
Clear written communication and technical writing skills are required
Must have a proven dedication to quality and accuracy
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