Structural Engineering Associate Entry-Level
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates - Dallas, TX

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The Dallas office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) located in Irving, TX is seeking extraordinary, upcoming graduates for Structural Engineering Associate positions. Resumes are being accepted now and and into 2013.

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is an interdisciplinary firm of architects, structural engineers, and materials scientists that specializes in the investigation, analysis, testing, and design of repairs for historic and contemporary structures. WJE focuses on delivering practical, innovative, and technically sound solutions across all areas of construction technology. Since the firm's founding more than fifty-five years ago, WJE specialists bring the collective experience gained from conducting more than seventy-five thousand investigations worldwide to every construction challenge. WJE combines state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities, nationwide offices, and knowledge sharing systems to provide solutions for the built world. WJE has 19 offices strategically located throughout the continental United States and Hawaii.

WJE’s services include:
Failure Investigation and Analysis

Historic Preservation

Earthquake Engineering

Structural and Architectural Assessments

Repair and Rehabilitation Design

Construction Materials Evaluation

Typical Responsibilities:
Researches historical background of diverse structures, technical issues, and code issues

Completes structural analysis of concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and other structural systems

Plans and mobilizes for site inspection/investigation

Prepares baseline drawings, drawings based upon as-built measurements, AutoCAD drawings and specifications, and assists with preparation of final project manuals

Prepares bid documents, addenda, change orders, drafts 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

Organizes field data to facilitate analysis and problem solving

Analyzes research and investigation data and develop alternate schemes for solving problems

Monitors and/or conducts field testing

Attends field meetings and prepares site observation reports

Maintains project records

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

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 to work in the field

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

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

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