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Job Description


Bring your problem-solving mindset, entrepreneurial spirit, and established expertise to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). With an in-depth knowledge of the design, construction, investigation, and/or repair of various structural systems, you will foster client relationships, manage projects, and mentor up-and-coming staff, all while still getting to do the hands-on technical work you are passionate about.We are actively hiring for ownership-level, Experienced Structural Engineer opportunities in the following locations: 

  • Austin, TX (vertical design preferred)
  • Boston, MA (15+yrs, existing buildings preferred)
  • Dallas, TX (Irving) (existing buildings preferred)
  • Denver, CO (Lakewood) (15+yrs, existing building or bridges preferred)
  • Honolulu, HI (existing buildings or bridges preferred)
  • Houston, TX (existing buildings preferred)  
  • Los Angeles, CA (Pasadena) (existing buildings preferred)
  • Philadelphia, PA (15+yrs, existing buildings preferred)

Applications are welcome for any WJE location. Responsibilities:

  • Technical project execution, including performing and training others in hands-on field work; applying sound judgment and a deep understanding of governing codes, design guidelines, and various structural systems and materials for analysis, detailing, and repair design; preparing technically excellent client deliverables; providing high-quality reviews of work by others
  • Project management, including client development, project scoping, assembling and managing appropriate project teams, maintaining project schedules and budgets, and managing client expectations and deliverables
  • Collaboration with interdisciplinary project teams, including providing expertise for a variety of structural engineering projects (e.g., failure/damage investigation; non-destructive evaluation and instrumentation; structural analysis and design for repair, retrofit, and rehabilitation of existing structures; seismic engineering; bridge engineering; civil infrastructure; and/or specialty consulting of new systems and materials from design through construction)
  • Contributions to company-wide objectives through mentoring, participation in office and company development initiatives, participation with in-house Technical Resource Groups (TRGs), involvement in professional organizations, and business development to attract new and repeat clients


  • Licensed Structural Engineer (SE) or Professional Engineer (PE), as applicable by state
  • Master's degree or better in civil/structural engineering or related field (significant relevant experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree)
  • Minimum eight years in the industry, including technical and project management experience in the investigation, design, analysis, and/or repair of various new and existing structural materials and systems, loading conditions, and construction types 
  • Established expertise with some or all of the following materials and systems: cast-in-place concrete, post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, stainless steel, cold-formed steel, wood, clay masonry, CMU, etc.
  • Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated competence in transitioning quickly between multiple priorities while maintaining effective coworker and client relationships

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 operate office and field equipment such as computers, printers, 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

Why Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE):With more than 65 years of experience in the forensic structural, materials, and architectural engineering field, WJE Associates have the opportunity to learn from and grow alongside industry-leading experts (locally and company-wide) in a challenging yet collaborative environment, supported by our collective technical knowledge and state-of-the-art laboratory and testing capabilities.WJE is an employee-owned company that employs a diverse group of C2E2 people—people with outstanding Character, unwavering Commitment to our core and culture, strong Expertise, and genuine Enthusiasm for their work. Our extraordinary people enjoy a fulfilling and flexible work environment: one that is inclusive and genuinely values and fairly treats every employee; one that is based on trust and personal responsibility; one that encourages open communication, continued learning, innovative thinking, excellence, and teamwork; and one that provides each employee a combined opportunity for personal, professional, and financial growth that is unsurpassed in our business. Learn more at starting base salary (gross): $98,400 to $158,500. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on several factors including consideration for a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. Base salary is one component of our total compensation package for employees. WJE offers an industry-leading total rewards package that enables our employees to grow and thrive with comprehensive health and financial benefits including robust and affordable health plans, generous 401(k) matching and bonus programs, time off to care for yourself and others, and investments in employees’ professional development, to name a few. More information on WJE’s total rewards package can be found at is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities 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.keywords: structural engineer, structural engineering, structural rehabilitation, bridge engineer, bridge engineering, bridge rehabilitation, bridge inspection, fracture critical, repair, forensic engineering, structural analysis, finite element analysis, consultant, project manager, project associate, historic structures, restoration, masonry restoration, historic masonry, mass masonry, diagnostic investigation, nondestructive testing (NDT, NDE), membranes, coatings, construction materials, conservation, forensics, investigation, failure analysis, buildings, structures, construction documents, specifications, bidding, construction administration, troubleshooting, SAP2000, ASCE, ASTM, AISC, ACI, PCI, PTI, SEA, NHI FWHAEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)