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Job Description

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer for our Honolulu office.

WJE is a firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists who have been committed to helping solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world since 1956. Our applied experience from more than 125,000 projects and our state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities have made WJE a leader in providing innovative, yet practical solutions to the clients we serve.

The foundation of WJE's success is our staff. We employ only extraordinary people - people with above average talent and outstanding character with a willingness to excel as members of the WJE team.

In return WJE offers an exciting, challenging, and rewarding opportunity to work on some of the most interesting projects in the industry, together with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our senior-level staff position offers company ownership potential and significant opportunity for growth.


Master's degree in civil/structural engineering with 5 years of experience with an A/E firm or a bachelor's degree in civil/structural engineering with 10 years of experience with an A/E firm.

Experience in managing small and medium-sized projects.

Ability to work in the field.

Professional registration as a Structural Engineer in Hawaii


Acts as project manager and primary client contact.

Evaluates, investigates, and designs repairs for building envelope and structural systems.

Completes the structural analysis of wood, steel or concrete structural systems of both historical and contemporary structures.

Prepares proposals and outline the scope of services.

Assembles and manages appropriate project team.

Researches structure history and technical and code issues.

Conducts on-site observations of work in progress.

Builds client relationships

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. 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.




Structural Engineering Advanced

Client Relations Advanced



Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

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



Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

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



Bachelors or better in Arch Structural Eng or related field.


M Science Civil Enginerng or better in Arch Structural Eng or related field.

Licenses & Certifications


Structural 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.