Forensic Mechanical Engineer

Location Seattle
Contact name: Eric Dickerson

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Job ref: 6195
Published: 9 months ago

Forensic Mechanical Engineer - Seattle, WA

About Us

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.

Position Summary

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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