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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.