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
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
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.