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Job Description

The Cleveland office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc (WJE) is seeking an Experienced Structural Engineer with a depth of project and client management experience. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded professional with industry-recognized expertise in one or more of WJE’s practice areas, who is capable of tackling complex structural engineering assignments in the built environment in a collaborative fashion. The candidate will also be expected to mentor junior staff and make contributions to the internal operations and initiatives of the company.

Candidates must be technically competent in concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and other structural systems, and have solid experience in structural analysis. Work will typically include engineering analysis, field investigation, monitoring laboratory testing, research, investigating data reduction, developing alternate schemes for solving problems, and repair design.

Job Requirements:

15 or more years of structural engineering experience, including at least 5 years involved in managing projects

Experience with existing structures, including investigation of structural failures and/or design of structure repairs/restorations

Professional Engineering license in Ohio

Strong regional experience and established clients in the northeast Ohio region (or demonstrated ability to attract new clients)

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong computer skills including structural analysis

Ability to work in the field and to travel outside the local area

Active in professional organizations, authors papers, attend conferences, and performs work on technical committees

  Typical Responsibilities:

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

Builds client relationships, attracting new and repeat business

Develops scopes of services, assembles and manages appropriate project teams based on needs and prepares high-quality proposals

Conducts on-site inspections/investigations including: surveying and documenting distress, field testing, sampling, photographing, sketching, and observing work in progress

Completes structural analysis and performs technical reviews of analytical and written work product prepared by others

Prepares investigative reports, client presentations, construction documents, and other types of work product

Physical Requirements:

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 computer, printer, fax, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:

Ability to attend meetings at the 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.




Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

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

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

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help



Bachelors of Engineering or better in Arch Structural Eng or related field.



5 years of Project Management

15 years of Structural Engineering

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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