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Senior Structural Engineer
Job Location :

houston, Texas 80235
United States
Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc
3609 South Wadsworth Boulevard
Suite 400
lakewood, CO 80235
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Travel : Yes
Job level : Senior Level 7+ yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  •  The Houston office of WJE is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer who will have full responsibility as a Project Manager including maintenance of client relationships, management of project teams, management of safety issues and responsibility for client deliverables, including technical content. 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, mentor junior staff, and participate in office and company development initiatives.

    Candidates should have technical expertise in structural evaluation and analytical review applied to existing structures such as buildings, parking garages, transportation structures and/or industrial structures. Familiarity with reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and other structural systems is required.


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

    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 laboratory testing
    • Completes structural analysis of concrete, steel, wood, masonry and other structural systems
    • Attends field meetings and prepare site observation reports
    • Performs tasks to support office function
    • Participates in professional organizations, authors papers, attends conferences, and performs work on technical committees

    Professional/Technical roles

    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 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




    • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
    • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
    • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
    • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
    • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
    • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking



    • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
    • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
    • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help


    Preferred  --  Bachelors or better in Structural Engineering.


    Preferred --  10-15 years: Related relevant experience

    Licenses& Certifications

    Required --  Professional Engineer

    Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc Profile:

    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).

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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