Architectural Engineering Associate Job, Entry Level US
The Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. Honolulu office of WJE is seeking entry level graduates architectural engineering associate with an interest in building enclosure consulting. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university from schools of architecture; engineering; building construction and technology; or similar interdisciplinary programs is preferred.
A qualified candidate will be graduating their program or have up to five years of relevant work experience. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE), is a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world.
Ideal Candidate for Architectural Engineering Associate Job Should Be Familiar With The Following
– Design and construction of building enclosures
– Determining the appropriate use and selection of materials
– Developing structural or building enclosure details and specifications
– While entry-level candidates are expected to only be conversant in these topics, those with some work experience should be competent and able to provide technically sound solutions for existing building enclosure failures and recommendations for new construction projects.
– Qualified candidates consider themselves problem solvers with a desire to apply learned skills to develop practical and innovative solutions for the built environment, and intend to pursue licensure as an Architect and earn related professional certifications.
– Bachelor or Master of Science in Building and Construction Technology, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Structural Engineering with additional consideration to those with a Master’s degree in these fields of study
– Recent graduates with up to five years of structural and/or building enclosure consulting experience with sound knowledge of building materials, field investigation methods, and scientific principles as they relate to structural and/or building enclosure performance
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Strong computer skills including CAD and Microsoft Office
– Interest in participation in local or national professional organizations
– Ability to work in the field and to travel outside local area as workload and projects require
– Uses AutoCAD to create baseline drawings (plans and elevations), and details
– Strong skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Architectural Engineering Associate Job Requirements May Also Include
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 computers, printers, faxes, copiers, telephones, voice mail systems, and other office and field equipment.
– Ability to attend meetings at various office, field and construction sites
– 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 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
Architectural Engineering Associate Typical Project Opportunities Include
Developing solutions to challenges associated with the performance of new and existing buildings and structures requires demonstrating proficiency and interest in developing proficiency in the following activities:
– Conducting the investigation and repair of existing failing structures and/or building enclosure systems
– Providing design recommendations that minimize failures
– Providing design-assist services related to structures and/or enclosure systems and completing construction period services
– Applying knowledge in resolving complex building enclosure issues, including evaluating existing design
– Completing pre-construction design reviews
– Completing on-site failure investigations, condition assessments, and litigation support (at new and existing construction) to evaluate problematic conditions; including survey and documentation of distress, field testing, sampling, photographing, and sketching
– Organizing field data to facilitate analysis and problem solving
– Analyzing research and investigation data and develop alternate schemes for solving problems
– Researching historical background of project structures, technical issues, and code issues; maintains familiarity with changing code requirements
– Preparing draft investigation reports, repair sketches, bid documents, addenda, change orders, and other work product
– Conducting on-site observations of work in progress and prepares site visit reports using various reporting formats
– Performing project-related administrative requirements including client communications
How to apply: Interested and qualified candidates should visit the application website for more detailed information
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