Position Description

ID 4216
Location Menlo Park, CA
Practice/Center Mechanical Engineering
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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world.  We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 

We offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts from top programs at over 500 universities.  At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting.  You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects.  We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members
  • 900+ Consultants
  • 550+ Ph.D.’s
  • 30+ Offices globally 

We are currently seeking an Associate for our Mechanical Engineering Practice in our Menlo Park, CA office.  In this role, you will work as part of a team to perform engineering and scientific analysis and synthesis to assist Exponent’s clients in the energy industry. Projects typically involve failure analysis of mechanical and subsurface systems involved in the exploration and production of hydrocarbon resources and water, minerals extraction and mining.

You will be responsible for: 

  • Engineering and scientific analysis
  • Computational modeling and simulations
  • Synthesis of results and communicating with clients
  • Development of written reports and presentations

You will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Materials Science, or Geomechanics
  • Knowledge in computational solid and fluid mechanics
  • Experience with data analysis and synthesis
  • Experience in well design, geomechanics, or reservoir engineering
  • Experience in performing finite element analysis and/or scripting (Abaqus, Ansys, Hyperworks, Matlab, Python etc.)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

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

We value and encourage diversity and inclusivity across all facets of our firm.  Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.

Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 (650) 688-6968 or email hr@exponent.com.

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