Manager, Vehicle Engineering at Exponent

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Location: Natick, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Exponent is a leadingengineering 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.

Weemploy experts from top programs at over 500 universities and from a variety of industries. In this role you will work as part of a team in a stimulating and challenging work environment withsignificant opportunities for professional growth.

Key statistics:

  • 1100+ Team members

  • 900+ Consultants

  • 550+ Ph.D.'s

  • 30+ Offices globally

We are currently seeking a ManagingEngineer forour Vehicle Engineering Practice in Natick, MA. In this role you will work as part of a team executing consulting projects that involve the analysis of vehicle, engine, and component performance (e.g., emissions; fuel economy; noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH); drivability; acceleration; etc.), federal emissions and fuel economy testing, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automated vehicles, mechanical failures, safety assessments, federal and state regulations, and the design of consumer and industrial products. You will have the opportunity to ultimately develop your own consulting practice and grow professionally within Exponent.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing projects from initiation to completion; communicating project updates to other team members, clients, and administrative staff; ensuring that Exponent meets its deadlines and produces exceptional work product; and identifying business development opportunities

  • Developing and managing client relationships

  • Project and cost management on case work

  • Setting up and executing various test programs, including full-scale vehicle tests and component or control systems evaluations

  • Continue to develop a specialized expertise in the automotive field such as the design, performance, and testing of existing or emerging automotive technology

  • Managing, mentoring, and providingconsulting work for junior consulting staff

  • Developing and growing theVehicle Engineering Practice in Natick

The ideal candidate for this position combines hands-on experience in user research in an industrial or corporate setting and a strong basic scientific background in the foundations of cognition, perception, and human decision-making. Candidates should furthermore be comfortable working in a professional engineering and scientific consulting environment, which demands a high degree of self-motivation, dedication, and resilience to work-related stress.

You will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related

  • 8+ years work experience in vehicle and automotive system design, development, testing, and deployment

  • Ability to generate business and manage client relationships

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to interact with managers, engineers, non-technical personnel, and clients andpresent technical topics in a cogent and comprehensible manner

  • Strong leadership and communication skills andexperience mentoring junior staff

  • Field and/or lab measurement experience with good hands-on skills

  • Versatile, team-oriented, willing to work overtime and travel when required

To learn more about life at Exponent, check out our Graduate Students page at!

We valueand 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.

If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 (650) 688-6968 or email

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