Work with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and analysts for the purpose of reconstructing and analyzing injury producing incidents and other events to evaluate and determine mechanisms of injury and liability.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Conduct vehicle and scene field investigations
Collect information that is a valid bases for a sound forensic analysis, simulation, and/or testing of vehicular accidents, slip/trip and fall, falling object, and recreational accidents
Review and summarize supporting depositions and medical records
Calculate principal directions of force, and changes in velocity during a crash event
Perform biomechanical analysis as it relates to injury correlations and causation.
Prepare reports of scientific findings and conclusions that can be understood by lay persons and used in testimony during depositions and trials
Prepare and deliver technical/educational presentations to existing and potential client groups and technical conferences
Enhance professional/technical knowledge and credibility through continuing education programs, review of technical publications, and preparation of technical papers.
Ability to independently manage and prioritize large caseload
Provide expert witness testimony via depositions or in a court of law, as needed
Responsible for retention and development of client relationships
Meet or exceed required billable hours
Qualifications and Experience
0-3 years’ industry experience reconstructing and analyzing injury producing incidents and other events to evaluate and determine mechanisms of injury and liability.
Ability to project a calm and professional demeanor regardless of the type of environment (calm or fast paced) or type of clientele.
Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
Adept at time management.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, self-motivated, and a team player
Able to work with finite deadlines.
The ability to work independently as well as in a group environment.
Trustworthy, honest, respectful, and flexible.
Must possess strong work ethic, as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Must be able to be entrusted with confidential information.
Proficient computer skills working with various office equipment, computers, and various programs including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, etc., and the ability to effectively work on spreadsheets, word processing, networking, and e-mail programs.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Experience with dynamic testing, data collection, or data analysis
Working knowledge of motor vehicle systems and mechanics a plus
Outstanding oral and written communication skills and be able to interact effectively with technical and non-technical people
Knowledge of accident reconstruction tools such as PC-Crash, Bosch CDR, Faro Laser Scan hardware, and Faro Scene software a plus
Experience with musculoskeletal biomechanical analysis, vehicle accident reconstruction experience, and forensic experience is a plus
Licenses and Certifications
ACTAR certification preferred, not required (will be required for continued employment)
Eligible for PE or EIT designation in California preferred, not required
CDR certification preferred, not required (will be required for continued employment)
FAA Part 107 certified preferred, not required
Customer/ Client Focus
Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bio-Medical Engineering, Bio-Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics or Kinesiology
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires that you have the physical ability to perform all of the following functions: Climb ladders, walk on roofs, enter and work in confined spaces, work outdoors in hot or cold weather, lift up to 50 pounds, use necessary safety equipment, perform duties that may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, or squatting for prolonged periods of time
Employee may be required to travel for business purposes.
About VA Forensics
VA Forensics is a Forensic Engineering firm specializing in Biomechanical Injury Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors, and Slip/Trip and Falls. VA Forensics has over 60 years of combined forensic experience, with our team having provided expert services in over 39 states and having testified in over 1,400 trials, arbitrations, and depositions. We support legal firms (Plaintiff and Defense) as well as insurance companies and have provided expert testimony in both State and Federal courts.