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Job Description

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) Houston office is seeking an Associate Principal Structural Engineer. As an experienced Project Manager, your role scope will include: Client management, team leadership, and business development. Active participation in industry organizations and mentorship capability are valuable additions to the team.

WJE is a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists 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.

Requirements:

Our vision starts with people who want to be the standard setters and who realize there are always new standards to set. As such, WJE looks to recruit staff with certain non-negotiable qualities, C2E2; Character, Commitment, Expertise, and Enthusiasm.

Degreed in a related field with 10-15 years or more of relevant experience and expertise in one or more of WJE’s primary practices

Strong regional experience and established clients in the Texas and southwest US markets

Familiarity with reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and other structural systems is required.

Licensed appropriately for area of expertise

Experience managing a range of projects from small to large

Active in professional organizations

Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills

Strong computer skills including CAD and Microsoft Office

Ability to work in the field

Ability to travel outside local area, depending on local work load and project locations

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 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.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Preferred

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

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Motivations

Preferred

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

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

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

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Structural Engineering.

Experience

Preferred

10-15 years: Related relevant experience

Licenses & Certifications

Required

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.