Rimkus Consulting Group

Human Factors Expert

US-IL-Willowbrook
4 months ago
Job ID
2017-1467
# of Openings
2
Category
Engineering/Technical Consultants
Type
Full-Time

Overview

About Our Company

Rimkus Consulting Group is a global leader in the field of engineering and scientific consulting. Headquartered in Houston, with 49 offices across the U.S. and Europe, we work with law firms, insurance companies, corporations, government agencies and individuals to help them solve complex problems. For 30 years our professional workforce, which includes engineers and scientists, have helped clients evaluate engineering and scientific problems promptly and professionally. 

 

About Our Group

 

Our Human Factors group provides services related to the evaluation of safety, human performance, risk perception, and decision making associated with human interaction with products, environments, and processes. We have worked on a wide range of challenging investigations dealing with:

  • Human Error, Risk Perception, and Human Response to Hazards
  • Perception and Response to Alarms & Sounds

Accident Evaluations Related to Transportation, Products, Construction Equipment & Construction Work

  • Consumer and Commercial Product Design – Design Safety, Warnings, and Regulatory Compliance
  • Behavior, Judgment, and Decision Making in Complex and Stressful Conditions
  • Visibility, Conspicuity, and Contrast
  • Industrial & Occupational Safety
  • Premises Safety

About the Positions

We are seeking two candidates for our group. The positions will require managing a range of consulting projects that may involve working with teams on multi-disciplinary projects; conducting field investigations and physical testing, including data acquisition using software or involving human subjects testing; conducting research to obtain technical data; and reviewing scientific literature and standards.

The ideal candidates will:

  • Have a Ph.D. in Cognitive, Experimental, or Industrial Psychology; Cognitive or Behavioral Neuroscience or Industrial & Systems Engineering
    • Vision Science Research, Transportation Work with Simulator Research or Behavioral Research a plus.
  • Have 0-6 years of work experience. (recent graduates with the right coursework are welcome to apply)
  • Will be able to apply Human Factors knowledge to a variety of situations being evaluated.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have excellent research skills and be willing to publish.
  • Must be knowledgeable about Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Statistical Software (SPSS, etc).
  • Have knowledge of data acquisition, design of experiments.
  • Experience working in a vision lab is a plus.
  • Experience working on driver behavior in a transportation safety lab is a plus.
  • Knowledge of MATLAB/LABVIEW is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Eye-tracking technology (especially in transportation or vision research) and user-research software/technology is a plus.

Successful candidates must be self-learners and able to work under pressure with frequent and short deadlines. Prior Forensic or Product Design work experiences is a plus. Positions are open for immediate hire.

These roles require writing well researched technical reports of findings and testifying at deposition and/or trial. These roles also require working with manufacturers to assist them with a review of design, hazard identification, and regulatory compliance with respect to their products. We are seeking applicants for positions in our Chicago office. Capable candidates that are located elsewhere may apply and may be considered depending on level of experience. 

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