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Associate/Engineer (Ph.D.)

Company: Exponent
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

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 offer opportunities for you to expand your engineering or scientific knowledge amidst experts with degrees from top programs at over 500 universities. At Exponent, you will apply your experience, technical skills, and prior academic research to a fulfilling career in consulting. You will have the opportunity to develop continuously through formal and informal development programs, coaching and mentoring, and involvement in a wide array of projects. 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 Associate/Engineer for our Buildings & Structures Practice in Irvine, CA. In this role, you will work as part of a team to conduct analytical and computer problem solving, perform experimental field investigations and diagnostic surveys, and maintain client relations. Assignments will require the ability to gather information from and convey technical conclusions to individuals in engineering, business, and industry.

    You will be responsible for:
    • Inspection, analysis and determination of root causes of structural/building envelope performance failures
    • Conducting analytical and computer problem solving
    • Performing field investigations and diagnostic surveys
    • Preparing technical reports and presentations
    • Continued professional development towards establishing professional expertise You will have the following skills and qualifications:
      • Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering or a related engineering field
      • P.E. or S.E. license or the ability to become licensed within two years in the State of California
      • Excellent creative problem-solving ability
      • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability to work independently as well as lead and work in multi-disciplinary teams
      • Strong desire to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and exciting consulting environment Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV (Curriculum Vitae) with publications (feel free to include publications that are in review or pending) [not restricted to 1 page].

        To learn more about life at Exponent and our impact, please visit the following links:

        We value and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion 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.


        Our consultants are rewarded for their technical and business contributions and have an opportunity to plan for future success and career growth. Exponent's total compensation plan is consistent with its expectations of the quality and quantity of work performed and with the professional standards set by Exponent. At the Associate and Senior Associate level total compensation includes base salary, bi-weekly bonuses for high intensity efforts, annual bonus and 401(k) employer contribution of 7% of base salary.

        The base salary range for this position is $105,000 - $120,000 depending on experience and capabilities which will be assessed during the interview process.


        Access benefits information at this link .

        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 email us at .

Keywords: Exponent, Irvine , Associate/Engineer (Ph.D.), Engineering , Irvine, California

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