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Thermal Engineer

Atlanta, GA, USA | Exponent

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Engineering
    Consulting - Strategy
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today.Our vision is to engage the brightest scientists and engineers to empower clients with solutions for a safe, healthy, sustainable and technologically complex world.We leverage over 50 years of experience in analyzing accidents and failures to advise clients as they innovate their technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability. 


We employ experts from top programs at over 500 universities, as well as technical specialists from a variety of industries.At Exponent, we look to hire intelligent and driven people who want to make an impact and grow their careers within a dynamic consulting firm.You will work together with our consultants to provide outstanding service to our clients and to achieve our vision as a pre-eminent engineering and scientific consulting firm.We are excited about your interest in joining our growing team!


Key statistics:



  • 1100+ Team members

  • 900+ Consultants

  • 550+ Ph.D.’s

  • 30+ Offices globally 


We are currently seeking a Thermal Engineer for our Thermal Sciences Practice in Atlanta, GA.In this role, you will work as part of a team to assist clients in solving challenging, interdisciplinary problems involving heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.You will be expected to grow in the key aspects of technical consulting, including effective verbal and written communication and the establishment of deep areas of technical expertise, and to serve clients effectively.


You will be responsible for: 



  • Planning experimental investigations and executing laboratory tests

  • Performing engineering calculations and analysis

  • Authoring written reports, proposals, and presentations

  • Communicating effectively with team members, managers, and clients

  • Performing field inspections


You will have the following skills and qualifications: 



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or similar fields

  • Fundamental mastery of the principles of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics

  • Background in hands-on/field work or other technical experience outside of the classroom

  • Strong ability to synthesize information from a wide variety of sources to form opinions and actionable recommendations for clients

  • Willingness to travel, sometimes on short notice

  • Interest in developing a client base

  • Ability and desire to become a Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Proven dedication to quality and accuracy


Other preferred but not required qualifications:



  • Working knowledge of machine shop tools, fabrication techniques, and data acquisition systems

  • Familiarity with Process Critical documents and equipment (e.g. PFDs, P&IDs, turbomachinery, heat exchangers, chemical reactors)

  • Capable of using coding languages/packages such as Matlab, Python, or R to conduct data analysis

  • Experience conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) with software packages such as Comsol, Ansys Fluent, or STAR-CCM+

  • Familiarity with industry standards (e.g. API, ASME, and ASTM standards)

  • Background in process safety and risk assessment, preferably in the petrochemical industry

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to write a cover letter explaining how they have the depth, breadth, and practical experience required to excel in this role.


We value and encourage diversity and inclusivity across all facets of our firm.Having a team built of people with different backgrounds, skills and perspectives allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment. 


Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference.


Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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