Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist / Mechanical Engineer (2211)

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Rimkus Consulting Group
Houston, TX, United States

Phone: 713-621-3550
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Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist / Mechanical Engineer (2211)


Fort Lauderdale, FL 

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We are currently seeking a Vehicle Accident Reconstructionist/Mechanical Engineer to support operations in our Fort Lauderdale office. 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), PTO, a flexible work schedule, and opportunities for advancement.  Additionally, Rimkus offers a robust quarterly incentive bonus program.


In this position you will apply your technical knowledge in the performance of vehicle accident reconstruction and the investigation of failures involving vehicle systems (brakes, transmission, throttle, steering etc.)  Responsibility will include analyzing single- and multiple-vehicle collisions, speeds, and roadway drag factors, perception-response times, lamp analysis, time-distance relationships, etc.  You will also be preparing and presenting demonstrative diagrams, charts, and analysis of the cause of various incidents.  Work involves documenting and preserving evidence obtained, preparing written reports of findings, and providing expert testimony in litigation as necessary.  You will perform timely accurate analysis, prepare reports, and present your findings to the client and other interested parties. You must be able to manage several investigations simultaneously and be detail orientated.  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential. First-rate report writing skills are crucial to success.


Work will include: 

  • Reconstructing vehicular accidents using engineering analysis, CAE-based tools, and test data where appropriate.
  • Providing collision scene evidence analysis and forensic mapping of collision sites and vehicles.
  • Evaluating cars, trucks, or other various forms of transportation.
  • Performing damage analysis, speeds from damage (energy), coefficient of friction of roadway, time and distance relationships, lamp analysis, occupant kinematics, vehicle dynamics, perception and response times, braking efficiency of air brake systems on commercial motor vehicles, and possibly intersection traffic signal analysis.
  • Inspecting and analyzing automotive parts or mechanical parts to determine the cause of failure.
  • Analyzing product liability, design, and safety.
  • Performing other duties as requested.


Mechanical Engineer -

  • Bachelors or higher degree in related field
  • Prior forensic and vehicle accident reconstruction experience is required
  • ACTAR certification highly desired or the ability of obtain within 6 months required.
  • Florida Professional Engineering License or the ability to obtain within 6 months required.



Law Enforcement Officer -

  • Part-time and ex-law enforcement officers with 10+ years of accident reconstruction experience
  • Prior forensic and/or vehicle accident reconstruction experience is required
  • ACTAR certification or the ability to obtain it within 6 months required

Additional Requirements:

  • Physical Demands - While performing this job, employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear. Must be able to perform field inspections, physically move debris, inspect vehicles (passenger and commercial vehicles), 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.
  • Tools - Hands on experience with survey equipment such as Nikon Total Station or Faro 3-D Scanner, simulation software such as HVE, EDR download.
  • Communication - Strong communication skills including verbal presentations and drafting of technical written reports.