Crash Simulation Engineer

Bowhead / UIC Technical Services
Washington, DC
Jul 26, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Description CRASH SIMULATION ENGINEER (NHTSA-21-0968-F): Bowhead is seeking a Crash Simulation Engineer to support the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contract located in Washington DC The crash simulation engineer is responsible for the development, evaluation and/or application of finite element and/or lumped parameter models in vehicle crash safety research. This position requires knowledge of vehicle design, crash safety countermeasures, laboratory measurement techniques, and test/evaluation devices such as test dummies and human body models. Individuals will be required to provide significant technical leadership and contribute to the technical direction of projects. Responsibilities may include: Plan, design, coordinate and control the progress of project work to meet client objectives Lead technical efforts and keep up to date with current industry best practices Provide recommendations to client regarding planning, analysis and reporting efforts Develop technical reports and presentations to communicate complex research in a clear and comprehensive manner Requirements MS in engineering (mechanical engineering preferred) LS-DYNA experience, 2+ years Technical areas of expertise include engineering dynamics, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering and/or structural engineering Experience in the evaluation of laboratory test results from impact testing including vehicles, vehicle components, anthropomorphic dummies, and/or post mortem human subjects Demonstrated experience with optimization programs such as Hyper-Opt and 3D modeling programs such as HyperMesh Familiarity with crash investigation reports and crash reconstruction methods Good written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by technical publications / conference presentations Demonstrated experience in laboratory measurement techniques and knowledge of the laws of physics, continuum mechanics, and statistical data treatments Preferred Qualifications: C++ programming Car crash modeling and simulation Crash data analysis and accident reconstruction Understanding of biomechanical structures (human body response and tolerance) LS-OPT experience, design of experiments SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to obtain a Public Trust (NAC) level clearance. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant s resume/application may be subject to verification. Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes. UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 USC Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance ( UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs. Link to Apply: #LI-KC1

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