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Job Description


Wiss, Janney, Elstner Limited (WJE) is seeking a highly motivated and well-established Facade Engineer to expand and lead our London-based facade consultancy and building refurbishment practice. The Opportunity  As an Associate Director or Director-level Facade Engineer, you will be integral to the continued advancement of WJE’s facade consultancy and building refurbishment practice across the United Kingdom and Europe. This is a unique opportunity to build a practice of your own, supported by the resources, reputation, and longevity of a well-established firm with over 65 years in the business.As a practice leader in our 8-person London office, you will provide technical expertise in the UK market, while collaborating with interdisciplinary project teams locally and company-wide. You will apply your deep understanding of architectural engineering principles, experience with a variety of building envelope systems, components, and materials, leverage advanced technologies and investigative capabilities, and interpret current and historic building codes to make sound judgments and deliver innovative yet practical solutions for a variety of applications.  Specific areas of inquiry in this practice area include building physics and the effects of heat, air and moisture transport on building enclosure and whole building performance; material characteristics and behavior of building enclosure components and systems, including combustibility and reaction to fire; and the influence of climate and sustainability objectives on building enclosure material selection, detailing, and performance. Services include failure investigation and repair design in existing structures, and design assist/design peer review services in support of new construction.Responsibilities will extend beyond technical execution and management of project work, including opportunities for fostering new and existing client relationships, building and mentoring a team to meet the demands of your growing practice, contributing to in-house research and development initiatives, and establishing an industry presence through participation in professional organizations and committees. The Candidate  The ideal candidate is motivated to build an emerging practice within the local market, intellectually curious and able to tackle complex assignments, committed to providing technically sound and practical solutions, independent and resourceful, and effective in team building and collaboration across skill levels. Additional qualifications include:  

  • Registered Architect or Chartered Engineer
  • Advanced degree in architecture, architectural engineering, or related field  
  • 10 or more years of relevant industry experience  

Preference will be given to a proven leader, who has successfully developed and managed a small practice (or professional practice area within a larger firm) that is recognized within the local profession and industry at large. The Company  Founded in 1956, WJE is an interdisciplinary firm of over 600 engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping clients solve, repair, and avoid challenging problems in the built world. With projects across the Americas, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, our project teams comprise of internationally recognized industry leaders, known for our principles-first, hands-on, problem-solving approach.  The materials scientists and engineers of the  Janney Technical Center – WJE’s US-based, state-of-the-art testing and applied research facility – employ a full array of chemistry, petrography, metallurgy, concrete and mortar, corrosion, environmental exposure, and structural testing capabilities.  We provide a wide range of services to our clients, including but not limited to structural engineering (buildings, infrastructure, other), architecture (enclosure consulting, building science, historic preservation), fire engineering, field testing, on-site investigation, and forensics.  WJE employs extraordinary people at all levels of our organization — people with outstanding character, a lifelong-learner mindset, a strong desire to be innovative and excel, and a willingness to work as part of a team. We offer competitive compensation, a flexible work environment, and a culture of trust and personal responsibility, where our people are given the resources and the latitude to thrive professionally.  More information can be found at