Structural Engineering Associate (3-8yrs)
With more than 65 years of experience in the forensic structural, materials, and architectural engineering field, WJE Associates have the opportunity to learn from and grow alongside industry-leading experts (locally and company-wide) in a challenging yet collaborative environment, supported by our collective technical knowledge and state-of-the-art laboratory and testing capabilities.
WJE is an employee-owned company that employs a diverse group of C2E2 people—people with outstanding Character, unwavering Commitment to our core and culture, strong Expertise, and genuine Enthusiasm for their work. Our extraordinary people enjoy a fulfilling and flexible work environment: one that is inclusive and genuinely values and fairly treats every employee; one that is based on trust and personal responsibility; one that encourages open communication, continued learning, innovative thinking, excellence, and teamwork; and one that provides each employee a combined opportunity for personal, professional, and financial growth that is unsurpassed in our business. Learn more at www.wje.com/about
Building on the industry experience you bring to WJE, our team will commit to your development into a well-rounded consultant; facilitating your continued deepening of technical expertise and project management skills, encouraging your participation in industry professional development opportunities, and supporting your desire to make a meaningful impact in your field.
At WJE, we spend almost as much time in the field, up close and personal with our projects, as we do in the office. If you are enthusiastic about solving problems, curious about how things work, and not afraid to get your hands dirty, we want you on our team!
• Assume responsibility for the day-to-day success of multiple projects, including acting as the primary point of contact for clients, contractors, and project teams; and managing small-to-medium projects, as appropriate
• Perform on-site investigations, condition assessments, and construction administration, which may include documenting distress, performance evaluation and field testing (including mobilizing and installing field testing equipment, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems), collecting data and samples, and troubleshooting details
• Apply sound engineering judgment and an understanding of governing codes, design guidelines, and construction documents for the analysis and development of practical solutions
• Complete structural hand calculations and finite element analyses using relevant software packages (e.g., SAP2000, ETABS)
• Prepare conceptual, preliminary, and final client deliverables, including written reports, calculation packets, construction documents, repair design details (developed by hand and in CAD), and project specifications
• Contribute to company-wide objectives through involvement in office and company development initiatives, in-house Technical Resource Groups (TRGs) and research projects, and relevant industry committees and professional organizations
Annual starting base salary (gross): $86,600 to $117,200. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on several factors including consideration for a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. Base salary is one component of our total compensation package for employees. WJE offers an industry-leading total rewards package that enables our employees to grow and thrive with comprehensive health and financial benefits including robust and affordable health plans, generous 401(k) matching and bonus programs, time off to care for yourself and others, and investments in employees’ professional development, to name a few. More information on WJE’s total rewards package can be found at www.wje.com/careers/employment-benefits.
Qualifications / Key Competencies:
• Master’s degree or better in civil, structural, or architectural engineering
• Three to eight years of relevant industry experience
• Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) or Professional Engineer (PE) (per state requirements); EIT with demonstrated progress towards attaining PE/SE licensure will also be considered.
• Solid foundation in structural engineering principles with a demonstrated interest in diagnostic investigation, forensic engineering, repair design, and rehabilitation of various structural systems and construction materials
• Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills
• Team player mindset with willingness to proactively take on various roles and responsibilities
• Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing demands, while maintaining productive interpersonal relationships and a high standard of excellence, integrity, and attention to detail
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodations. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability. Individuals must have the dexterity to be able to operate office and field equipment such as computers, printers, fax, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:
• Ability to attend meetings at various office, field, and construction sites
• Ability to perform inspections of buildings and other structures, both visually and with instruments
• Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs
• Ability to perform work in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors
• Ability to read construction drawings, diagrams, printed materials, and computer screens
• Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.
• Ability to travel
• Ability to safely work at heights
• Ability to safely use and/or operate ladders, scaffolds, lifts, and other access equipment
• Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction hazards
• Ability to safely work in a variety of occupationally hazardous locations
• Medically fit to utilize respiratory protection devices and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment
• Ability to drive and safely operate a motor vehicle
WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, and protected veterans (VEVRAA federal contractor).
WJE will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Fair Chance Ordinances.