Forensic Mechanical Engineer - Seattle, WA
We are a leading engineering consultancy specializing in forensic investigations and engineering solutions. We serve a diverse client base in Seattle, WA, across various sectors, including insurance, legal, and industrial organizations. We seek a Forensic Mechanical Engineer to join our team and contribute to our reputation for thorough, fact-based investigations.
The Forensic Mechanical Engineer will critically investigate and analyze mechanical failures for clients across various industries. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of mechanical engineering principles and a proven forensic analysis track record. This position involves fieldwork and lab analysis and requires excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
This position is based in our Seattle, WA, office and requires local residency. Remote work is not available for this role.
- Conduct on-site investigations to gather data and assess mechanical failures.
- Perform laboratory tests and simulations to identify root causes
- Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including legal experts and insurance adjusters
- Produce detailed reports, documenting findings, methodologies, and recommendations
- Provide expert witness testimony in legal cases when necessary
- Engage in ongoing professional development to stay abreast of industry advancements
- Adhere to safety guidelines and regulations during all investigative activities
- Communicate effectively with clients, presenting findings in a clear and understandable manner
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical forensic engineering
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred
- A Professional Engineering (PE) license is a plus but not mandatory
- Stable work history, demonstrating commitment and career progression
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Willingness to travel locally for fieldwork
- Must be a local candidate residing in or willing to relocate to Seattle, WA