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Scientist/Engineer, Battery Specialist (6047)

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 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 Scientist/Engineer, Battery Specialist for our  Materials & Corrosion Engineering Practice in Menlo Park, CA. In this role, you will work as part of a team to brainstorm and innovate solving real world industrial problems, conducting materials, and mechanical failure analyses as well as product development and accelerated testing, with a primary emphasis on battery powered devices ranging in size from wearables to electric vehicles to grid scale storage. The role involves extensive collaboration with scientists and engineers across Exponent’s global network of offices. 

You will be responsible for: 
  • Supporting an expansive internal client base that works collaboratively to solve complex, real-world problems associated with the application of batteries across multiple business sectors
  • Leveraging state-of-the-art equipment and contributing to the development of custom investigation methods and tools in order to implement high-value solutions
  • Managing a variety of complex, interdisciplinary projects relevant to new technology implementation, while ensuring adherence to timelines and budgets
  • Providing written analysis relevant to risk management and dispute resolution decisions
  • Gathering and researching information from and conveying technical conclusions to professionals in engineering, business, law, and industry

You will have the following skills and qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Metallurgy/Metallurgical Engineering and familiarity with Electrical Engineering principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within project teams with a strong desire to contribute
  • Specialized knowledge of materials characterization techniques (e.g., SEM, FIB, TEM, EDS, XPS, Auger, SIMS, FTIR, acoustic microscopy, X-ray, or interferometry) is required
  • Experience with battery materials and characterization is beneficial
  • Experience with manufacturing processes and control is desired
  • Experience with failure analysis/critical problem solving is desired
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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.

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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