Explico is seeking Human Factors professionals


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

We’re a scientific and engineering services firm specializing in human factors, collision reconstruction, biomechanics, marine incidents, mechanical failure analysis, and much more. We assist clients in understanding complex technical problems by:

  1. Providing premium technical consulting service

  2. Taking full advantage of modern, state-of-the-art tools

  3. Effectively communicating findings directly to clients or in a courtroom setting

Our senior staff has more than 80 years of combined professional experience and are dedicated to growing the business and the careers of all team members.We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including continuing education funding and performance-based bonuses. Successful candidates will be responsive to the needs of internal and external clients, enjoy working in teams, and have the internal drive to seek creative solutions to a wide variety of unique situations.

About our Human Factors Practice:

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.

About the Position:

We are seeking applicants for multiple positions in our Metro Detroit (Novi, MI), Tampa, and Chicago offices. Please include your office preference in the subject line of the email with your CV. Successful candidates will be knowledgeable across many human factors domains. Experience in driver behavior, driver distraction, or safety is desirable. Generally speaking, candidates will be required to:

  • Apply general knowledge to a variety of unique situations

  • Creatively and strategically analyze accidents

  • Explain causes of incidents and/or formulate means to prevent future incidents

The positions involve both in-office and out-of-office field investigations, including physical inspections of a wide variety of items like vehicles, roadways, consumer products, and commercial equipment. Additionally, physical testing and data acquisition involving live human participants will also be performed.

Specific responsibilities include human performance evaluation during a multitude of events, such as vehicle operation, product interaction, and environment interaction.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Performing and publishing research in the area of human factors

  • Developing external business via prospective and existing clients

  • Managing projects with special care and attention related to customer service and budgets

Experience with data acquisition, design of experiments, and computer programing (MATLAB, Python, R) is desired. Hands-on mechanical aptitude is valuable.

Successful candidates must be able to effectively communicate (both orally and in writing) and manage projects using a multi-disciplinary team (biomechanics, vehicle collision reconstruction, mechanical engineering).

The long-term career path for these roles requires the ability to present to large and small groups, write reports of findings and possibly provide deposition and/or trial testimony in litigation-related projects.

The positions require a minimum one-year commitment to working from our Novi, MI office for training. Relocation to Tampa or Chicago will be an option after this period.


  • Ph.D. or M.S./M.A. in Human Factors, Engineering Psychology, Experimental, Industrial or Cognitive Psychology or another program with human factors or ergonomics core requirements

  • Minimum of 0-5 years’ experience

  • Explico is only accepting applications from those who do not and will not in the future require sponsorship.

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

To apply please email your C.V. to recruiting@explico.com With “Human Factors Candidate Application” in the subject.