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.
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
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
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.