Structural Engineering Associate - Materials interest - Entry- Level
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates - Northbrook, IL

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The Jack Janney Technical Center (JTC) at the WJE headquarters is seeking extraordinary, upcoming new graduates for Structural Engineering Associate positions. Hands-on experience guaranteed. A multidisciplinary team of engineers, materials scientists, and technicians operates the Janney Technical Center (JTC), providing reliable answers to questions about architectural systems, structural components, and construction materials. The center encompasses more than 25,000 square feet and is one of the nation’s largest construction-based testing laboratories. It can accommodate virtually any construction-related testing or research project, from the performance evaluation of a new curtain wall or the fatigue and fracture testing of reinforcing bars to accelerated weathering tests or specialized physical and chemical testing of materials. The JTC’s capabilities range from scanning electron microscopy to 500,000-pound load testing capacity to full-scale specimen testing using our 6,000-square-foot strong floor. The JTC also maintains state-of-the-art equipment for field evaluations, for use when we need to diagnose the problem at its source.

JTC Capabilities:
Facade testing and evaluation

Structural testing and evaluation

Materials testing and evaluation

Petrographic evaluation

Chemical testing

Nondestructive testing and evaluation

Instrumentation and load testing

Code compliance testing

Testing and identification of Chinese drywall

WJE’s services include:
Failure Investigation and Analysis

Historic Preservation

Earthquake Engineering

Structural and Architectural Assessments

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

Construction Materials Evaluation

Our vision starts with people who want to be the standard setters and who realize there are always new standards to set. As such, WJE looks to recruit staff with certain non-negotiable qualities, C2E2, Character, Commitment, Expertise, and Enthusiasm.

Master’s degree in civil /structural engineering; related experience optional

An interest in building technology, investigating and solving problems in existing structures, rather than in new design

An interest is construction materials, evaluation and testing

Must have excellent grades, academic and professional references

Strong technical, written and verbal communication skills

Research skills

Strong computer skills including CAD, structural analysis programs and Microsoft Office

Ability to work independently

Ability and desire to work in the field

Ability to travel outside local area, depending on local workload and project locations

Resumes will be collected and accepted throughout this fall and winter. Active recruiting will be on-going for future job opportunities in 2013.

Key Competencies:
Energy and Enthusiasm - Consistently maintains high levels of activity and productivity

Attention to Detail - Careful and quality oriented

Communication - Clearly conveys information, excellent writing skills

Assumes Responsibility - Self-starter, willing to interact as a team player, and take independent initiative. Works proactively in solving problems; makes self available and takes action beyond normal responsibilities

Interest in WJE work - Has traditional structural / architectural engineering training and skills combined with a passion for fixing problems with existing structures rather than new design

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer