Thermal Sciences Engineer

Exponent, Inc. Natick , MA 01760

Posted 2 months ago

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

The Thermal Sciences Practice is currently seeking a Thermal Sciences Engineer for our Natick, MA office.

This person will perform failure analysis and provide design support for complex problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transport, combustion, and thermodynamics. Applications will span many industries including oil and gas, aerospace, consumer electronics, power generation and distribution, batteries, and medical devices, among others. Specific duties will include conducting computational fluid dynamic analyses, developing custom analysis codes, planning and executing experimental test programs, conducting fieldwork and inspections, preparing proposals and technical reports, presenting to clients, and starting the process of developing new clients.

Exponent's Thermal Sciences services include:

  • Fluid flow analysis (including CFD)

  • Heat transfer and thermodynamics analysis

  • Fire cause, origin, and propagation analysis

  • Explosion and detonation investigations

  • Thermal design analysis including electronics thermal management

  • Heating and cooling equipment design and operation review

  • Technology development design support

  • Fire protection engineering

  • Gas dispersion analysis

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Nuclear Engineering

  • Strong technical background in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Preference for candidates with experience developing and using computational fluid dynamics codes

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry not required but preferred

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

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.

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