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Job Description

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) Houston, TX or Boca Raton, FL is seeking to grow its team with an experienced Geotechnical Engineer for the Gulf Coast. The ideal candidate is a well-rounded engineer with a professional network in the Gulf Coast region, who is able to tackle complex geotechnical/geological assignments. In this role, you’ll build business, lead teams, and manage projects. You'll also contribute to company-wide objectives through mentoring, participation in office and company development initiatives, involvement in WJE's Technical Resource Groups (TRGs), and business development.

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.


Manage projects, including developing project scope, assembling and managing appropriate project teams, maintaining project schedules and budgets, and managing client expectations and deliverables

Develop client relationships, including attracting new and repeat business

Analyze research and investigation data and develop alternative solutions for solving problems

Conduct on-site inspection/investigation including survey and documentation of distress

Hold leadership roles in professional organizations, author papers, attend conferences, and perform work on technical committees


Advanced degree (MS or higher) in geotechnical and/or geological engineering studies with 10+ years of related experience, primarily in the coastal areas of the southeastern states (or from the Chesapeake Bay to the Rio Grande Basin)

Licensure as a Professional Engineer in one or more states

Experience with foundation design and performance for typical coastal soft soil profiles including deep foundations, inclusive of storage tank and bridge foundations

Working knowledge of waterfront structures, port facilities, seawalls, and earth retention as well as settlement analyses for building and structures

Experience with design and repair of jetties, groins, breakwaters, and similar beach or waterfront improvements

Expertise with underpinning and other remedial measures for distressed structures as well as ground improvement methods and analysis of embankments on soft ground

Tunneling experience is a welcome enhancement

Exposure to litigation and insurance claim cases

Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills

Strong analytical ability and fluency in one or more geotechnical analysis computer programs, such as LPile, SLIDE, MATLAB and Mathcad

Willingness to work in the field and travel outside the local area, depending on workload 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 computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, voice mail systems, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:

Ability to attend meetings at various office, field, and construction sites

Ability to perform observations of exploratory pits and soil sampling

Ability to take measurements of piezometers, inclinometers, etc.

Ability to lift and carry materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Ability to perform in the temperature extremes presented by work in the outdoors

Ability to read geotechnical reports, geological maps, construction drawings, printed materials, and computer screens

Ability to record data clearly and write passages for reports, letters, etc.

Ability to travel

Ability to safely work in excavations and 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.





Client RelationsAdvanced

Project ManagementAdvanced



Business DevelopmentIntermediate

Technical WritingAdvanced


Business WritingAdvanced

Interpersonal SkillsNovice

Analytical AbilityNovice

Effective CommunicationAdvanced



Leader: Inspires team mates to follow them

Team player: Works well as a member of a group

Functional expert: Seen as a ‘thought leader’ on a subject

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail-oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all the details needed to get the task done well

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



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

Self-starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

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

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

Ability to make an impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organisation



Bachelors or better.

Masters or better.

Licences & certifications


Professional Geologist

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)