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Jobs at Explico Engineering

Although not all positions have immediate openings, we are always interested in connecting with qualified candidates.

Please be aware that the jobs on this website are Explico Engineering’s only posted positions. If you are contacted about any other offers or positions, they are not legitimate.

ABOUT US

Explico (eks-plí-cō) is a Latin word, which means to unfold, unfurl, disentangle, and solve. At Explico Engineering it is our mission to em­body this process through the detailed investi­gation of complex scenarios.  

We assist clients in under­standing complex technical problems by:

  1. Providing premium technical scientific and engineering services
  2. Taking full advantage of modern, state-of-the-art tools
  3. Effectively communicating findings di­rectly to clients or in a courtroom setting

This type of work is widely varied, never routine, and always intellectually challenging. We offer com­petitive compensation and benefits, including continuing education funding and potential performance bonuses. The culture within Explico is one of teamwork and mutual respect while having as much fun as possible and al­ways delivering world-class analyses.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:

Federal Minimum Wage

Equal Employment Opportunity and Supplement

Pay Transparency

Polygraph Protection

E-Verify Participation

Right to Work

Learn more about Human Factors.

Explico is seeking Human Factors professionals

WHO WE ARE

Explico’s Human Factors practice provides services related to human performance and safety as applied to individual products or components as well as in systems of various sizes and levels of complexity. Our services include:

  • Consumer product safety and hazard evaluation
  • Vehicle/equipment/heavy machinery operator behavior analysis
  • Visibility, conspicuity, low-illuminance scene assessment and documentation
  • Analyzing visual perception, attention, perception-response time (PRT), decision making, and auditory perception during real-world situations
  • Volunteer human testing
  • Safety and risk analysis
  • Safety and warning label assessment, design, and evaluation
  • Incident analysis, testing, and reconstruction using VR and motion capture systems

Our professionals must have the necessary knowledge and experience to gather the important information and evidence, perform detailed calculations, and provide verbal and written results in a manner that gives clarity to a complicated problem.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Explico is seeking entry and senior level hu­man factors scientists and engineers for our Detroit, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Salt Lake offices. The position will involve performing human factors analyses of real-world accidents in support of managing and principal level testi­fying engineers. Day-to-day activities will in­clude:

  • Detailed review/synthesis/summary of case-related materials in the form of photographs, video, physical evidence, testimony, and other descriptive documents
  • Use state-of-the-art technology to col­lect data and evidence from the field
  • Collect, review, and summarize relevant technical literature
  • Perform engineering calculations and simulation  
  • Execute human factors testing and ex­perimentation using Explico’s state of the art tools (motion capture, data acquisition, vir­tual reality, etc.)
  • Conduct literature searches and summaries
  • Communicate findings in written and oral presentation format both internally and to ex­ternal clients
  • Support managing and principal level engi­neers/scientists by assisting them in prepar­ing for courtroom testimony
  • Leverage Explico’s unique and state of the art visualization capabilities to create com­pelling and effective visual demonstratives for use at trial in the form of 3D models, ani­mations, and custom interactive 3D applica­tions (virtual reality, augmented reality, and traditional 3D)
  • Perform and publish independent research
  • Pursue professional development and mar­keting opportunities with the purpose of becoming a principal level testifying engineer

WHO YOU ARE

SUPER SMART AND SUPER CURIOUS

Math and science classes have always been easy (and enjoyable) for you, and you have the degrees and GPA to prove it. Beyond the classroom you are always finding ways to improve yourself. You read books on how to be more productive, you peruse YouTube when you need to fix something around the house. You have pursued research projects not because you had to, but because of genuine curiosity.

MASTER COMMUNICATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE

Unlike your peers, you seek opportunities to get in front of a crowd and communicate your research findings. You have experienced “death by Power Point” and have made a solemn vow to never commit such a heinous act. You have written several published works and learned that writing is a skill developed by practice. In general, you consider yourself an excellent teacher and love designing and delivering an informative and compelling lecture.

A “CREATIVE-TYPE”

You do not subscribe to the belief that technically proficient people can’t be “creative types.” While you are very good at math and sciences, you also excel in creative endeavors. You enjoy applying your creative talents to coming up with new and innovative ways to solve problems. You are excited to work with Explico’s state of the art tools and find creative ways of applying them to the investigation of real-world accidents.

ORGANIZED AND ATTENTIVE TO DETAIL

You use tools to track your to-do’s and calendar appointments. You know the importance of time management when working against multiple deadlines. You focus on both the big picture AND the little picture. You use proper grammar and punctuation when communicating via various text-based methods. You are excited about a career that lets you work on numerous fast-paced projects simultaneously because you have the organizational skills to handle it.

DRIVEN

You have never needed someone to “crack the whip.” You are driven by accomplishment and creativity.You are willing to pay your dues and invest heavily in your own career and development. You fully acknowledge that developing a career in consulting doesn’t happen overnight and doesn’t happen with a 9 to 5 mentality. You want to be the primary variable in your own success and fully understand that success will only come through hard work combined with an environment that is completely supportive, flexible, and enabling.

TEAM PLAYER

Good teams make you better and you make good teams better. You have experienced the magic of participating in a real team setting and accomplishing something great. You find enjoyment and fulfillment in mentoring others. You want to work in a place where everyone is on the same team and celebrates each other’s successes and supports each other through failures.

WE THINK YOU’LL NEED

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • 0 to 5 years working in areas related to human factors such as physiology, cognitive psychology, human perception, biomechanics, or industrial or consumer product
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in human factors related discipline (Masters and PhD strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated track record of performing human factors related research (peer-reviewed publications)
  • Successful passing of CHFP or CPE exam

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

  • Comfortable in Mac OS X and Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Bonus if you have previous experience in:  
  • Software: MADYMO, Virtual CRASH, Faro SCENE, LS-DYNA, HyperMesh, Unity3D, Blender, PFTrack, Lightroom, Photoshop, LabVIEW, MATLAB, R, Shiny, Acrobat
  • Programming: Python, C#, R, C++

FLEXIBILITY

As a young and fast growing organization we are still building many of our systems. Everyone helps with all tasks (no matter how big or small). You’ll work with different types of scientists and engineers and all the leaders in the company. You will need to be adaptable as we continue to grow and learn.

Learn more about Human Factors.

TO APPLY PLEASE EMAIL YOUR C.V.TO RECRUITING@EXPLICO.COM WITH “HUMAN FACTORS CANDIDATE APPLICATION” IN THE SUBJECT.

Please be advised, we are not seeking candidates interested in hardware or software usability analysis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Please note, Explico is only accepting applications from those who do not and will not in the future require sponsorship.  

Explico is seeking Biomechanics professionals

WHO WE ARE

Our Biomechanics practice analyzes injuries and reconstructs accidents involving vehicles, consumer products and the environment. We have vast experience in evaluating a variety of injurious scenarios:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Rollovers
  • Frontal, rear, and side collisions
  • Low-speed collisions
  • Restraint use and effectiveness
  • Helmet use and effectiveness
  • Pedestrian impacts
  • Construction site accidents
  • Work place accidents
  • Slips/trips and falls
  • Rail yard accidents
  • Occupational biomechanics evaluations
  • Cumulative trauma injuries
  • Infant head injury
  • Sports-related injuries

Learn more about Biomechanics.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Explico is seeking entry and senior level biomechanical engineers and scientists for our Detroit, Tampa Bay, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake offices. The position will involve performing biomechanical analyses of real-world accidents in support of principal and managing level testifying engineers. Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Detailed review/synthesis/summary of case-related materials in the form of photographs, video, physical evidence, testimony, and other descriptive documents
  • Use of the state-of-the-art technology to collect data and evidence from the field
  • Collection, review, and summary of relevant technical literature
  • Performance of biomechanical calculations and simulation  
  • Execution of biomechanical testing and experimentation using Explico’s state of the art tools (motion capture, data     acquisition, virtual reality, etc.)
  • Communicate findings in written and oral presentation format both internally and to external clients
  • Support managing and principal level engineers/scientists by assisting them in preparing for courtroom testimony
  • Leverage Explico’s unique and state of the art visualization capabilities to create compelling and effective visual demonstratives for use @ trial in the form of 3D models, animations, and custom interactive 3D applications (Virtual reality, augmented reality, and traditional 3D)
  • Perform and publish independent research
  • Pursue professional development and marketing opportunities with the purpose of becoming a principal-level testifying engineer

WHO YOU ARE

SUPER SMART AND SUPER CURIOUS

Math and science classes have always been easy (and enjoyable) for you, and you have the degrees and GPA to prove it. Beyond the classroom you are always finding ways to improve yourself. You read books on how to be more productive, you peruse YouTube when you need to fix something around the house. You have pursued research projects not because you had to but because of genuine curiosity.

MASTER COMMUNICATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE

Unlike your peers, you seek opportunities to get in front of a crowd and communicate your research findings. You have experienced “death by Power Point” and have made a solemn vow to never commit such a heinous act. You have written several published works and learned that writing is a skill developed by practice. In general, you consider yourself an excellent teacher and love designing and delivering an informative and compelling lecture.

A “CREATIVE-TYPE”

You do not subscribe to the belief that technically proficient people can’t be “creative types.” While you are very good at math and sciences you also excel in creative endeavors. You enjoy applying your creative talents to coming up with new and innovative ways to solve problems. You are excited to work with Explico’s state of the art tools and find creative ways of applying them to the investigation of real-world accidents.

ORGANIZED AND ATTENTIVE TO DETAIL

You use tools to track your to-do’s and calendar appointments. You know the importance of time management when working against multiple deadlines. You focus on both the big picture AND the little picture. You use proper grammar and punctuation when communicating via various text-based methods. You are excited about a career that lets you work on numerous fast-paced projects simultaneously because you have the organizational skills to handle it.

DRIVEN

You have never needed someone to “crack the whip." You are driven by accomplishment and creativity. You are willing to pay your dues and invest heavily in your own career and development. You fully acknowledge that developing a career in consulting doesn’t happen overnight and doesn’t happen with a 9 to 5 mentality. You want to be the primary variable in your own success and fully understand that success will only come through hard work combined with an environment that is completely supportive, flexible, and enabling.

TEAM PLAYER

Good teams make you better and you make good teams better. You have experienced the magic of participating in a real team setting and accomplishing something great. You find enjoyment and fulfilment in mentoring others. You want to work in a place where everyone is on the same team and celebrates each other’s successes and supports each other through failures.

WE THINK YOU’LL NEED

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • 0 to 5 years working in a biomechanical engineering capacity
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in mechanical or biomechanical engineering (Masters and PhD strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated track record of performing biomechanical related research (peer-reviewed publications)
  • Successful passing of FE exam and/or PE license

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

  • Comfortable in Mac OS X and Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Bonus if you have previous experience in:  
  • Software: MADYMO, Virtual CRASH, Faro SCENE, LS-DYNA, HyperMesh, Unity3D, Blender, PFTrack, Lightroom, Photoshop, LabVIEW, MATLAB, R, Shiny, Acrobat
  • Programming: Python, C#

FLEXIBILITY

As a young and fast growing organization we are still building many of our systems. Everyone helps with all tasks (no matter how big or small). You’ll work with different types of scientists and engineers and all the leaders in the company. You will need to be adaptable as we continue to grow and learn.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?  

ANSWER THESE PROMPTS

You are welcome to apply with a traditional cover letter and CV. However, we encourage you to skip the cover letter and show off your creativity, writing, presentation, and formatting skills by responding to all three of these prompts. Be as creative as you want to be– you can format the answers however you like (video or other media submissions are welcome).  

  1. We have provided a detailed description of whom we are looking for. Now, it’s your turn to do the same, but for the company YOU are looking for.
  2. Provide at least 2-3 specific examples of your accomplishments that demonstrate you possess the traits we laid out for you.  
  3. Showcase some of your work by sharing a sample of the following (if applicable): Writing, presentation, literature review, calculations, or simulation. If there is a project that you worked on that you feel is representative, but not listed, then feel free to share that as well.

PLEASE SEND THE RESPONSES TO THESE PROMPTS ALONG WITH YOUR RESUME/C.V. TO RECRUITING@EXPLICO.COM

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Please note, Explico is only accepting applications from those who do not and will not in the future require sponsorship.  

Explico is seeking Collision Reconstruction professionals for its Metro Detroit office

WHO WE ARE

Explico’s Collision Reconstruction practice is growing and provides services related to determining the precise series of events that occurred prior to, during, and after a vehicle collision.

Our professionals must have the necessary knowledge and experience to gather the important information and evidence, perform detailed calculations, and provide verbal and written results in a manner that gives clarity to a complicated scenario. Below are examples of collision types that Explico Engineering has analyzed:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Rollovers
  • Commercial vehicles (garbage truck, school bus, tractor-trailer, etc.)
  • Motorcycles
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicycles
  • Motorized wheelchairs
  • Off-Road vehicles
  • Unidentified or hit and run vehicles
  • Event data recorder interpretation for passenger and commercial vehicles
  • Advanced three-dimensional computer simulations of collisions
  • Site inspections

WHAT YOU’LL DO

We are seeking applicants for Collision Reconstructionist/Engineer positions in our Metro Detroit office (Novi, MI). Successful candidates will possess hands-on mechanical aptitude, experience in and around automobiles, and a high degree of creative problem solving ability.

The positions involve both in-office and out-of-office field investigations. Field work includes visiting and surveying crash sites, evaluating work zones, conducting vehicle inspections, documenting evidence, and interpreting damage patterns. In-office work includes analyzing and assisting in motor vehicle collision reconstructions, conducting background analyses, assisting with case summaries and reports, documenting incident scenarios, and analyzing event data in relation to traffic incidents/crashes. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (both orally and written) is critical to a candidate’s success.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Managing projects with special care and attention related to customer service and budget
  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITIONS INCLUDE:

  • M.S. in Civil, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to travel with little notice within Michigan and across the country
  • Must be able to maneuver in, under, and around on-site crash vehicles
  • Must have experience in CAD-based programs

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A RESUME/C.V. AND COVER LETTER TO RECRUITING@EXPLICO.COM

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Please note, Explico is only accepting applications from those who do not and will not in the future require sponsorship.  

Learn more about Collision Reconstruction.

Explico is seeking a 3D Technical Artist

WHO WE ARE

We are a forensic engineering firm and often create visualizations to both assist in our analysis as well as present to jurors in trial. The senior level engineers and scientists at Explico have been at the forefront of developing 3D visualization environments and applications specific to the world of forensics.

Learn more about Forensic Visualization at Explico.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Explico is looking for a talented 3D Technical Artist/Generalist who can work with our engineers to effectively perform and communicate our analyses in a visually pleasing manner.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with handling all aspects of the 3D workflow from modelling, lighting, texturing, animation, and rendering. We are looking for the type of person that has a strong attention to detail and is capable of effectively managing multiple projects and deadlines.

MODELLING

This person can generate a variety of models, props, and environments from a variety of source material including laser scan point clouds, photogrammetry, photographs, and technical drawings. A high degree of geometrical accuracy is typically required for our models, where “eyeballing” it won’t cut it.

RENDERING

This person needs to know how to make things look GREAT and has experience working with a Physically Based Rendering (PBR) pipeline. For us, it’s about making things look physically accurate and using all of the amazing tools that various 3D software has to offer to do that. This person should have knowledge of various lighting techniques, color correction, and post-processing effects. They should have the ability to optimize various assets and scenes for rendering, including rendering for AR/VR/XR applications.

DEVELOPMENT

Someone with a skillset using game engines, and making their generated assets look amazing using real time rendering. We primarily use Unity, but with UE5 on the horizon we don’t want to be limited. Ideally, this person will have a working knowledge of C++ and/or C#. You will not be expected to code your own applications from scratch, but you should be comfortable with using/modifying existing code. However, if you can write some shaders... that would be awesome.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Finally, and maybe most importantly, the ideal candidate needs to be a good project manager. We would love to hire a single person that can handle every aspect of our workflow, but we think that’s too limited. We want to do new and crazy things, so we will likely need to hire contractors or third parties for specific tasks and this person should be able to effectively vet for those tasks. Essentially, this person needs to be able to coordinate and speak everyone’s language (engineers AND artists).

WHO YOU ARE

DETAIL- AND PROCESS-ORIENTED

You like having systems and processes in place so little is left to discretion, guessing, or “winging it.” You double- or triple-read communications prior to sending to ensure grammatical accuracy. When a negative situation is identified, you correct or create a process that ensures no reoccurrence. You have a fine attention to detail and love making things not only physically accurate, but also nice to look at.

A LIFELONG LEARNER

You should be willing and able to learn new software and skills, and actively look for opportunities to improve. Computer graphics are constantly evolving, and we want to be providing our client with the latest and greatest. Additionally, the more you understand about the science and engineering involved in our analyses and data collection processes the better.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR

You write and respond to email making sure to clearly establish requests, responses to inquiries, and actionable items. You don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to get to the bottom of an issue. You understand that most problems are avoided when clear communication is executed at the initiation of a project. You can effectively communicate with individuals with varying skillsets.

TECH SAVVY

You are the type of person that subscribes to the ‘work smarter, not harder’ mentality. You embrace and are excited about the use of technological tools in your day-to-day processes to maintain organization and efficiency. You have been using an online calendar service (Google, iCloud) for years and couldn’t survive without it. You probably have a to-do and notes application that syncs between all of your devices so you are never in a situation where you don’t have your grocery list. You have the ability for basic scripting to automate tasks. You have never said, “I’m just not a techy kind of person.”

MATHMATICALLY MINDED

This person needs to be technical. Sometimes, we just need help from a 3D expert to lineup two vehicles to show the impact orientation, create diagrams with dimension lines, and come up with creative ways to take and show various measurements. In other words, you should be good at math... or at least not afraid of math. Hopefully you understand trigonometry too.

WE THINK YOU’LL NEED

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Experience and/or formal education in 3D computer graphics as a technical artist
  • Extensive experience in a leading 3D modelling/animation software, Blender preferred
  • Additional technical education in math and science would be helpful
  • Experience using a PBR pipeline, including an understanding of the underlying physics
  • Experience creating 3D models and geometry from various source materials
  • Development experience in a modern gaming engine (Unreal, Unity, etc.)
  • Basic programming skills (C++/C#/Python)
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience

CURIOSITY AND FLEXIBILITY

We are a young organization, and we’re still developing our workflows. That means, in time, your role could evolve. We’re also small, and everyone helps out with all tasks (no matter how big or small). You’ll work with different types of scientists and engineers and all the leaders in the company. You will need to be adaptable as we continue to grow and learn.

TO APPLY

Skip the traditional cover letter! Instead, provide us with a portfolio of your work and answer the questions below. Please send your resume, portfolio, and responses to info@explico.com. The portfolio can be shared with a downloadable link.

DEMONSTRATE YOUR SKILLS

We ask that you provide several work examples which effectively demonstrate your skills as a technical artist. These can be provided in the form of rendered images, videos, applications, or the project files themselves. Please provide examples that you have done in its entirety or make it clear what pre-fabricated assets were utilized. For each example, please provide a description of the work you performed and the workflows you utilized.  

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS

  1. What’s interesting to you about this position? How does the position fit with your personality and career goals?
  2. Describe an instance or general situation where you had to coordinate the completion of a 3D project using multiple disciplines (modelling, animation, etc). What was the challenge? How did you navigate through and solve it? What did you learn and what, if anything, would you have done differently?
  3. What part of the position are you least comfortable with? Why?
  4. In general, what sort of things do you find important in a workplace environment to contribute to your general satisfaction?

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Please note, Explico is only accepting applications from those who do not and will not in the future require sponsorship.  

TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A RESUME/C.V. AND COVER LETTER TO RECRUITING@EXPLICO.COM

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Please note, Explico is only accepting applications from those who do not and will not in the future require sponsorship.  

Learn more about Collision Reconstruction.