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Associate Architect or Engineer


The Dallas (Irving, Texas) office of WJE is seeking both junior-level and more experienced architects or engineers with interest in:

  1. The investigation and repair of existing failing building enclosure systems and
  2. Providing enclosure design recommendations that minimize failures and increase comfort, durability, and energy efficiency for new buildings. 

Candidates should be familiar with building enclosure components (especially exterior wall, roofing, and waterproofing systems), hygrothermal modeling, the appropriate use of materials, and building enclosure details and specifications. While entry-level candidates should only have exposure to these topics, those with work experience should be competent and able to provide technically sound solutions for existing building enclosure failures and recommendations for new construction projects.

While project management responsibilities will be commensurate with experience, both junior level candidates and those with three to seven years of work experience will assist on all aspects of a project including construction observation, investigations, sample testing, failure diagnosis, and creation of client deliverables.  All candidates will assume responsibility for key aspects of projects and complete assignments of varying degrees of complexity (commensurate with experience and competence) with limited oversight.

Typical functions:

  • Conducts on-site inspection/investigation including survey and documentation of distress, field testing, sampling, photographing, and sketching
  • Organizes field data to facilitate analysis and problem solving
  • Analyzes research and investigation data and develop alternate schemes for solving problems
  • Researches historical background of structure, technical issues, and code issues
  • Conducts hygrothermal modeling using WUFI or other similar computer simulation tools
  • Conducts on-site observations of work in progress and prepares site visit reports using various reporting formats
  • Prepares baseline drawings, drawings based upon as-built measurements, CAD drawings and specifications
  • Prepares draft investigation reports, repair sketches, bid documents, addenda, change orders, and other work product
  • Participates in professional organizations, authors papers, attends conferences, and performs work on technical committees
  • Performs administrative project requirements including client communications



  • Bachelor of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, or Engineering with additional consideration to those with a Master's degree in these fields of study
  • Professionally licensed Architect and/or Engineer preferred (or AI/EIT on track to become licensed)
  • Recent graduates up to seven years of building envelope consulting experience with sound knowledge of building materials, field investigation methods, and scientific principles as they relate to building envelope 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


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 architectural / engineering training and skills combined with a passion for solving problems with existing structures or building envelope systems rather than new design

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. (WJE) is committed to providing equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees. We abide by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


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