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About Exponent

Exponent is the only premium engineering and scientific consulting firm with the depth and breadth of expertise to solve our clients’ most profoundly unique, unprecedented, and urgent challenges.  


We are committed to engaging multidisciplinary teams of science, engineering, and regulatory experts to empower our clients with solutions that create a safer, healthier, more sustainable world. For over five decades, we've connected the lessons of past failures with tomorrow's solutions to advise clients as they innovate technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability.  


Join our team of experts with degrees from top programs at over 500 universities and extensive experience spanning a variety of industries. At Exponent, you’ll contribute to the diverse pool of ideas, talents, backgrounds, and experiences that drives our collaborative teamwork and breakthrough insights. Plus, we help you grow your career through mentoring, sponsorship, and a culture of learning. Thanks for your interest in joining our team!   


Key statistics: 

  • 950+ Consultants
  • 640+ Ph.D.s
  • 90+ Disciplines
  • 30+ Offices globally

Our Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Engineer/Scientist for our Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Practice in Warrenville, IL. In this role, you will work as part of a team to help our clients solve challenging technical problems which are often dynamic, high profile, and multi-disciplinary. You will be involved in a variety of projects in areas such as power systems, renewable energy, residential, commercial and industrial equipment, electrical work practices, control systems, battery systems, consumer products, and electrical installations. You will have the opportunity to define and shape your individual consulting practice based on your skills and interests.

You will be responsible for

  • Performing electrical engineering consulting related to ongoing Exponent work. This includes completing projects associated with power systems, renewable energy, residential, commercial and industrial equipment, electrical work practices, control systems, battery systems, consumer products, and electrical installations.
  • Generating and performing testing protocols in both laboratory and field settings
  • Working to answer questions like: why a system failed, what could have prevented an issue, how can a product or equipment be made safer
  • Communicating technical information to diverse audiences, including preparation of technical reports and presentations

Experience is desired in, but not limited to, one or more of the following technical areas:

  • Circuit analysis and/or system design
  • Power electronics and/or systems
  • Control systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Root cause/failure analysis
  • Consumer product design
  • Industrial process control

You will have the following skills and qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Applied Physics, or similar field
  • Hands-on experience with electronics hardware and/or software development
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently or in multidisciplinary teams and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience designing, constructing, and performing tests in a laboratory setting
  • Ability to gather information and convey technical conclusions to individuals in engineering, business, and related industry


Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV with publications (feel free to include publications that are in review or pending) [not restricted to 1 page].

Life @ Exponent

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Attracting, inspiring, developing, and rewarding exceptional people with diverse backgrounds and expertise are central to our corporate culture. Our diverse team 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.

Work Environment

At Exponent, we have found that in-person interactions deepen employee engagement and are crucial for development, for realizing the full potential of our talented and diverse teams, and for​ building a more inclusive workplace where all have a sense of belonging. In our offices, you can expect a supportive culture and a collaborative, dynamic, multi-disciplinary work environment. Our consultants engage in-person in the office unless they are traveling for client work or other business activities.


We value the rich lives our colleagues enjoy outside of work and understand that work/life balance is critical to our employees and their well-being. Consultants have the autonomy to balance their work and personal schedules so you can meet with clients, visit inspection sites, attend conferences, and make time for priorities outside of work, too. It is this flexible, agile work style and working hours that allow our teams to drive innovation and results in their own ways, while meeting the needs of clients.  #LI-Onsite 

Benefits you will enjoy

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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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