H+A is Hiring: Mechanical Engineering Associate


Dynamic consulting firm in Oregon seeks a highly–motivated engineer for a national litigation practice focused on injury biomechanics. The successful candidate will support a portfolio of cases involving injuries from motor vehicle collisions, falls, workplace incidents, defective products, sports activities and criminal matters. Our goal is to attract, mentor and keep a bright, high-achieving professional who aspires to a successful career as a testifying expert in injury biomechanics.


  • Collaborative review of case facts, injuries and witness testimony

  • Engineering analyses using both fundamental physics and software for modeling motor vehicle collisions, human body dynamics and 3-D reconstruction of scenes

  • Compare force predictions to injury thresholds and form opinions on injury causation

  • Manage cases and case portfolios with strict deadlines and budget controls

  • Produce reports and trial exhibits that are accurate, compelling and understandable

  • Publish papers in technical journals and present findings at conferences

  • Over time, develop a client base, take shared testimony cases and then serve as sole testifying expert



  • MS or PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field

  • Outstanding academic record in advanced engineering mechanics

  • Exceptional abilities in both written and oral English

  • Demonstrated success at modeling complex engineering systems

  • Biomechanics experience a plus, but not required; additional training available

  • Qualification as an Engineer in Training and then certification as a Professional Engineer


Salary, Benefits and Application

  • Minimum Salary of $80,000 for MS level candidates. More senior candidates can expect salary commensurate with education, training and experience.

  • Career advancement opportunities include Senior Associate and Partner status.

  • Full medical/dental/vision benefits and SEP retirement plan



  • To apply, please email or mail your resume and cover letter (include the names and contact information for three references) to:


Melissa Maloney
Hayes+Associates, Inc.
2390 NW Kings Blvd.
Corvallis, OR 97330
Email: mam@hayesassoc.com

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