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Exponent, Inc. | Natick, Massachusetts
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Job Description

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 Natick, MA office. 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 vehicle, engine, and component performance (e.g., emissions; fuel economy; noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH); drivability; acceleration; etc.), federal emissions and fuel economy testing, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automated vehicles, 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, performance, and testing of existing or emerging automotive technology.. It is expected that some projects will include the setup and execution of various test programs, including full-scale vehicle 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.

Qualifications for this position include:

* Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or a M.S. and 4 years of experience) and knowledge of automotive systems
* Field and/or lab measurement experience required
* Must have analytical and problem solving skills
* Must have knowledge of dynamics, mechanical design, and control systems
* P.E. license or the willingness to obtain a P.E. license
* Must be versatile, team-oriented, willing to work overtime and travel when required
* Must possess strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to synthesize technical information and present it to specialists and non-specialists alike
* Clear written communication and technical writing skills are required
* Must have a proven dedication to quality and accuracy

To learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Students page at www.exponent.com/careers/grad-students!

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.

About Exponent, Inc.

Exponent, Inc. (Exponent) is a science and engineering consulting firm that provides solutions to complex problems. As of January 2, 2009, the Company operated 21 practices and centers, including Biomechanics, Buildings & Structures, Civil Engineering, Construction Consulting, Ecological & Biological Sciences, Electrical & Semiconductors, Engineering Management Consulting, Environmental & Earth Sciences, Health Sciences, Human Factors, Industrial Structures, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Statistical & Data Sciences, Technology Development, Thermal Sciences, Vehicle Analysis and Visual Communications. Exponent’s service offerings are provided on a project-by-project basis. Many projects require support from multiple practices. The Company serves clients in the automotive, aviation, chemical, construction, consumer products, energy, government, health, insurance, manufacturing, technology and other sectors. (Source: 10-K)

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