Structural Engineer - Principal / Associate Principal
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates - San Antonio, TX

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The Principal / Associate Principal has full responsibility as a Project Manager including maintenance of client relationships, management of project teams, management of safety issues and responsibility for all client deliverables, including technical content. At this level the ideal consultant should be a well-rounded professional that develops their own client base, leads project teams, contributes to the company, is able to tackle complex assignments, and is an expert in one or more of the primary practice areas of WJE. The employee should be active in industry organizations, serve on technical committees, and author papers in their area of expertise while developing industry recognition. The Principal / Associate Principal contributes to WJE through mentoring of junior staff, participation in office and company development initiatives, participation with the in-house Technical Resource Groups, and business development.

This position will be based in the San Antonio Annex of the WJE Austin branch office.

Typical Functions:
  • Provides support as the primary client contact for projects
  • Develops the scope of services and prepares proposals
  • Assembles appropriate project team based on needs analysis and negotiates for available resources
  • Manages project team
  • Invoices client and follows up on outstanding accounts
  • Builds client relationships
  • Mentors junior staff
  • Attracts new and repeat business
  • Researches historical background of structure, technical issues, and code issues
  • Designs repair details
  • Prepares drawings, specifications, and final project deliverables
  • Prepares bid documents, addenda, change orders, draft investigation reports, and other work product.
  • Conducts on-site inspection/investigation including survey and documentation of distress, field testing, sampling, photographing, and sketching
  • Conducts on-site observations of work in progress
  • Analyzes research and investigation data and develops alternate schemes for solving problems
  • Monitors and/or conducts field testing
  • Completes structural analysis of concrete, steel, wood, masonry and other structural systems
  • Attends field meetings and prepares site observation reports
  • Performs tasks to support office function
  • Participates in professional organizations, authors papers, attends conferences, and performs work on technical committees

  • Degreed in a related field with fifteen years of relevant experience and expertise in one or more of WJE’s primary practices
  • Strong regional experience and established clients in the San Antonio area
  • An interest in solving problems with existing structures
  • Strong generalist background
  • 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 CADD and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work in the field
  • Ability to travel outside local area, depending on local work load and project locations

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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WJE is a firm of structural engineers, architects, and materials scientists specializing in the investigation, testing, and design of...