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Job Description

Your engineering degree is the first step on a career path with WJE.

The Boca Raton, FL office of WJE, is seeking exceptional entry-level team members with an interest in building enclosure consulting. In-Depth knowledge of the design and construction and evaluation of building enclosures is not required. Your efforts will be supported by industry leaders and an engaged team. We are growing our office and are looking for someone looking to grow their career!

An Associate Engineer will manage small projects and assist with all aspects of project administration on larger projects. As a project team member, you will be responsible for, investigations, testing, failure diagnosis, construction observations, and creation of client deliverables; assume primary responsibility for key aspects of projects; and complete assignments with limited oversight.

Our teams solve some of the most interesting challenges in the built world. To tackle these complex projects takes a great team and great tools. Check out the newly completed Janney Technical Center, a state-of-the-art testing and research facility.

What you need to take the next step:

Bachelor's degree in Building Construction and Technology, Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering and excellent academic performance

A passion and curiosity for investigating and solving problems in existing structures

Experience related to the evaluation and repair of existing structures or building enclosures is considered a plus

Drafting experience with AutoCAD

Ability and interest in performing work in the field and to travel outside the local area, depending on local workload and project locations

Typical project opportunities include:

Completing on-site failure investigations, condition assessments, and litigation support (at new and existing construction) to evaluate problematic conditions; including survey and documentation of distress, field testing, sampling, photographing, and sketching

Organizing field data to facilitate analysis and problem solving

Analyzing research and investigation data and develop alternate schemes for solving problems

Preparing draft investigation reports, repair sketches, bid documents, addenda, change orders, and other work product

Conducting on-site observations of work in progress and prepares site visit reports using various reporting formats

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.

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

Technical Writing Intermediate

Microsoft Office Suite Intermediate

Behaviors

Preferred

Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

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

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

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

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Education

Preferred

Masters or better in Civil Engineering or related field.

Masters or better in Structural Engineering or related field.

Experience

Preferred

Less than 2 years: Related research / work experience will be a plus

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.