Engineer or Engineer in Training – Forensic Collision Reconstruction (CACR-01)

MEA Forensic Engineers & Scientists is looking for a Junior Engineer or Engineer in Training to assist with the investigation and analysis of car crashes. The position is located in our Orange County, California office.

Role and responsibilities

  • Collect and document physical evidence like vehicle damage, accident location layout, electronic crash data, security and dashcam video
  • Review documentation, including repair estimates, witness statements, traffic collision reports, and deposition transcripts
  • Analyze evidence to determine crash dynamics, speeds, impact forces, driver reactions and occupant movement
  • Produce written and graphical summaries of scientific findings and conclusions

Required qualifications

  • Undergraduate engineering degree
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly explain complex issues in lay language
  • High ethical and technical standards
  • A keen interest in solving detailed and challenging problems
  • Eligibility for PE or EIT designation in California, if not already registered

Preferred qualifications

  • Graduate degree in engineering, or a related field
  • Scientific publications that demonstrate your ability to pose and answer technical questions
  • 3+ years engineering experience
  • Individuals with less work experience but outstanding academic performance are also encouraged to apply

To apply

Referencing the job title, please email your resume, cover letter and transcripts to

Company Overview

MEA Forensic is a multi-disciplinary forensic investigation firm that specializes in collision reconstruction, injury biomechanics, product and material failures, human factors, and aviation accidents for the legal and insurance industries. It is challenging work that is intensely scrutinized in a court of law and often under rigid deadlines; it is also varied, exciting and highly rewarding.

At MEA, we provide our staff with a stimulating, collaborative environment and extensive formal and informal training to solve forensic problems. We also conduct and publish scientific research to answer questions relevant to our work. Our salary, culture and benefits are designed to attract and keep bright, high-achieving professionals.