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Job Description

The Global Headquarters of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), is seeking licensed candidates for a senior level Geotechnical/Geological Engineer position. WJE is a national engineering, architectural and materials science firm that employs extraordinary people at all organizational levels.

Leading forensic investigations and the repair of soils-related problems, this role will requires a mastery of first principles of geotechnical engineering (e.g. ability to visualize and describe the behavior of simple and complex soil conditions.) You will work alongside our structural engineering staff and our local geotechnical sub consultants in solving these complex problems.


Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering and/or geological studies with demonstrated academic achievement; related research/work experience is beneficial

Licensed professional engineer or geologist

Project Management, client and team management experience and staff mentorship required

Strong technical, written and verbal communication skills

Strong analytical ability and fluency in one or more geotechnical analysis computer programs, preferably LPile, SLIDE, MATLAB and Mathcad

Ability to work in the field and to travel outside the local area, depending on workload and project locations

Typical Responsibilities:

Builds new and existing client relationships

Acts as the primary client contact for projects, responsible for client satisfaction and all project deliverables

Holds leadership roles in professional organizations, authors papers, attends conferences, and performs work on technical committees

Researches and develops sound technical solutions to address geotechnical/geological concerns

Develops scopes of service and prepares proposals

Assembles and manages project team, schedule, and budget

Mentors junior staff

Prepares bid documents, drawings/specifications, addenda, change orders, investigation reports, and other work product

Conducts on-site inspection/investigation including survey and documentation of distress, field testing, sampling, logging, supervision of laboratory testing, photographing, and sketching

Analyzes research and investigation data and develops alternate schemes for solving problems

Invoices client and follows up on outstanding accounts

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. 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, copiers, telephones, voice mail systems, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:

Ability to attend meetings at various office, field, and construction sites

Ability to perform observations of soil sampling and exploratory test pits

Ability to take measurements of piezometers, inclinometers, etc.

Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Ability to perform in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors

Ability to read geotechnical reports, geological maps, construction drawings, printed materials and computer screens

Ability to record data clearly and write reports, letters, etc.

Ability to travel

Ability to safely work in excavations and 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.




Business Development Advanced

Problem Solving Advanced

Interpersonal Skills Advanced

Effective Communication Advanced



Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



Masters or better in Geology.

Masters or better in Geotechnical Engineering.



8-10 years: Relevant experience

Licenses & Certifications


Professional Geologist

Professional Engineer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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