Rimkus Consulting Group

Mechanical Engineer

US-NV-Las Vegas
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1499
# of Openings
1
Category
Engineering/Technical Consultants
Type
Full-Time

Overview

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer for our Las Vegas office to provide forensic consulting services requiring mechanical engineering expertise for insurance, legal, industrial and other clients. Evaluates injury and property damage claims caused by vehicle accidents, commercial products, heavy equipment, and machines not working properly. Provides oral and written reports of findings. In return for your talent and effort, we offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package—including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, employer-matching 401(k), a flexible work schedule, and opportunities for advancement.

Responsibilities

  • Performs forensic assignments within the field of mechanical engineering expertise based on a scope of work and budget prepared by the consultant and agreed upon by the client in advance of performing the work.
  • Investigates how and why an incident occurred and determine whether it was a result of mechanical failure of equipment.
  • Inspects sites/products/equipment; performs electronic data retrieval and analysis of commercial and non-commercial equipment; documents site/product conditions, determines cause and origin of damage; performs site inspections; performs mechanical engineering calculations; prepares CAD-based and manual sketches as required; orders and evaluates required laboratory testing and performs analyses.
  • Conducts various analyses including, but not limited to, industrial safety and accidents; equipment and machinery design and failure; product liability, and design.
  • Initiates, develops, and maintains mutually beneficial client relationships

Qualifications

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree or higher.
  • EIT required, P.E. preferred.
  • 4-8 years of experience, including knowledge of mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Project Management and/or Field Investigation experience preferred.
  • Must have high level of analytical skill. Work requires continual attention to detail with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with clients at all levels (e.g. internal and external).
  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to, Microsoft Office Applications and computer assisted engineering and design software.
  • Work is performed both in an office setting and at outside locations (i.e. accident sites). Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, hear, and drive a motor vehicle to job sites. Employee may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Clear vision and depth perception are also necessary.

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