Forensic Engineer (Road Traffic Collision)

Precision People UK

  • Full Time

Road Traffic Collision Investigator

Location: Nationwide

Package: £50k – £70k inc Bonus & Car Allowance

Further Package: Life Insurance, Private Medical Insurance, Permanent Health Insurance, 25 Holiday days

When collisions happen between vehicles, it’s your job to investigate. It’s interesting and challenging work that calls for qualified experts.

Do you hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering and are passionate about failure analysis, forensic investigation, and identifying the root cause?

The Company

My client boasts extensive experience in delivering diverse forensic investigation services and root cause analyses for the insurance and risk management sectors, along with the legal field. With offices both in the UK and internationally, they employ seasoned scientists and engineers who conduct investigations across the globe.

The Role

You’ll examine the scenes & vehicles involved, and make sure all evidence is recorded. In many cases, this requires sophisticated mapping and photographic equipment. Ensuring meticulous collection, preservation, and interpretation of evidence, including vehicle defects and telematic data, is essential to report on collision circumstances accurately. You’ll then produce reconstruction reports that explain how events unfolded. Identifying the need for additional resources or specialist knowledge to aid forensic examination or reconstruction is crucial for informed decision-making. As a qualified expert, you’ll be presenting your findings in court. You need to speak clearly, and confidently and explain technical information backed up with a comprehensive and unbiased report

Effective communication, both internally and externally, through daily interactions, including face-to-face meetings, telephone/video conferences, and emails, is essential for information exchange, progress discussions, and pursuing relevant actions related to investigations and unit business.

Ideally, you will:

  • Hold a good honours degree in an engineering or science-based field
  • Be progressing towards Chartered status in a specific discipline at a minimum
  • Possess a higher degree through study or research (e.g., MSc or PhD), which is desirable
  • Be capable of completing a day’s worth of site work, which may include physical exertion
  • Exhibit clear communication skills in conveying technical concepts to individuals with lesser expertise, both verbally and in writing
  • Be willing to accommodate unpredictable work hours as per job demands
  • Have accumulated several years of postgraduate experience

Precision Recruitment have been instructed on this assignment and all applications will be managed by this process.


Here are your three options:

1. “This is the job for me! When can I start?” – Call now and let’s talk through your experience. Ask for Michelle Fletcher, Talent Acquisition Manager on 0116 254 5411 between 8am – 5.30pm

2. “I think I’m right for this position, but I’m not sure I have enough to me get an interview” – Click “apply now” so I can read your CV and let you know.

3. “I’m interested but need to know more about what this job can offer me” – email with your CV and questions and I will reply with more detail.

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