Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates | Falls Church VA
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking an exceptional entry-level Architectural Engin...
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking an exceptional entry-level Architectural Engineering Associate to join our Washington, D.C. office, based in Falls Church, Virginia.
At WJE, we spend almost as much time in the field, up close and personal with our projects, as we do in the office. As an Architectural Engineering Associate, you will apply theoretical knowledge to practical applications for a variety of construction types, both modern and historic.
A career at WJE will give you the opportunity to learn from and grow alongside industry-leading experts, as you develop your technical expertise, your hands-on capabilities, and your project management skills, ultimately becoming a well-rounded expert primed to make a meaningful impact in your field.
If you are enthusiastic about solving problems, curious about how things work, and not afraid to get your hands dirty - we want you on our team!
Assume responsibility for key aspects of projects and complete assignments with limited oversight, under the guidance of licensed professionals
Perform hands-on forensic investigations, condition assessments, and construction observations, which may include surveying, documenting distress, field testing, collecting data and samples, and preparing site visit reports
Analyze field data and perform research and review of modern and historic construction documents, governing codes, and design guidelines to facilitate analysis, problem solving, and repair design
Assist with drafting and preparation of conceptual, preliminary, and final client deliverables, including various construction documents, specifications, and written reports
Interface with project teams, clients, contractors, and other engineering disciplines
Bachelor's degree or better in architecture, architectural engineering, building science, civil engineering or related field, from an accredited program
Solid foundation in architectural engineering principles with demonstrated interest in the design, construction, and repair of building enclosures; principles of heat, air, and moisture control within enclosure materials and assemblies; evaluation of building performance; and/or preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures
Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated enthusiasm and curiosity for solving problems and understanding how things work
Proactive, team player mindset with willingness to take on various responsibilities
Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing demands, while maintaining a high standard of excellence, integrity, and attention to detail
Learn more about Building Enclosure work at WJE
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 be able to operate office and field equipment such as computer, printer, fax, copier, telephone, voice mail system, and other office and field equipment. Requirements may also include:
Ability to attend meetings at the 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
WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities, minorities, women, 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.