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Thermal Sciences Associate

Menlo Park, CA, 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 an Associate for ourThermal Sciences Practice in Menlo Park, CA.In this role, you will work as part of a team supporting and conducting complex technical evaluations and investigations.


You will be responsible for: 



  • Planning and executing experimental test programs

  • Conducting risk assessments

  • Conducting field work and failure analysis

  • Preparing written reports, proposals and presentations

  • Managing projects

  • Gathering information from and conveying technical conclusions to individuals in engineering, the legal profession, business and industry


You will have the following skills and qualifications: 



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical, Chemical, Petroleum, Aero-Astro, or Nuclear Engineering

  • A practical and theoretical understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and combustion

  • Experience and competence in performing advanced engineering analysis and in using computational tools

  • Outstanding ability to apply fundamental engineering concepts to new problems

  • Hands-on experience in executing experimental programs

  • Familiarity with technical documents and equipment

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills


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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