Rimkus Consulting Group

  • Mechanical Engineer / Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist

    Job Locations US-MA-Hopkinton
    Posted Date 11 months ago(3/2/2018 11:01 AM)
    # of Openings
    Engineering/Technical Consultants
  • Overview

    Do you want some flexibility in your schedule? Are you bored with design work and would like to spend more of your time out in the field? 


    You are a professional looking to make a difference. You're decisive, action-oriented, and the go-to person regarding Mechanical Engineering, specifically in VAR (Vehicle Accident Reconstruction). You have an easy way with people and can talk to anyone, explaining difficult ideas in ways that are easy for everyone to understand. But what you really want is a bit more outdoor time and some flexibility in your schedule while doing what you love most.


    On our team, you can work with minimum supervision helping figure out what went wrong with a variety of mechanical items, with an emphasis In VAR. 


    Alternatively, this position could be filled by an ex-law enforcement officer with VAR experience and ACTAR certification.


    Your Impact


    In this role, you will do everything needed to determine what happened, report your findings to the Client and sometimes testify to explain them. This position makes a huge impact on the safety of things people use every day. Sometimes that can involve code changes or even recalls of items.


    What We're Looking For In Order for You To Succeed


    • MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred. BS in Mechanical Engineering required.
    • 8+ years’ of experience. PE through testing required.
    • Must have strong technical writing skills.
    • ACTAR certified preferred (or an ability to acquire certification). Required for ex-law enforcement.
    • Must have their P.E. and qualify for reciprocity in additional states as needed.
    • Seeking automotive background in repair and maintenance
    • Physically able to climb ladders, walk on uneven and unleveled surfaces, enter and work in confined spaces, crawl under cars and trucks and other vehicles to inspect damage. Knowledge of automotive components and systems is preferred.




    • Conducting field investigations and performing failure/accident analysis involving various types of vehicles and mechanical equipment involved in accident or incidents.
    • Conduct vehicle accident reconstruction or failure analysis of mechanical equipment or components.
    • Perform computer analysis and calculations. Provide timely and accurate technical findings in both verbal and written form.
    • Assisting in promoting services and develops client relationships through the delivery of expertise-related presentations, attending industry-related events and supporting the marketing staff as needed.


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