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Entry-Level Structural Engineering Associate - Minneapolis, MN

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🤑 $73.3K - $109.9K

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  • You must have a Master's degree in structural or civil engineering, internship experience, excellent communication skills, ability to work independently, physical fitness for field work, and willingness to travel and work at heights for this entry-level position in Minneapolis.
  • You will perform forensic investigations, gather field data, analyze findings, draft reports, and collaborate with project teams in structural engineering.

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  • Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking an early-career Associate with a background in civil or structural engineering to join the team in our Minneapolis, MN office.


  • Master's degree or better in structural or civil engineering or related field
  • Solid foundation in structural engineering principles with demonstrated interest in the investigation, rehabilitation, construction, and design of various modern and historic structures, building systems, and construction materials
  • Relevant internship and/or research experience
  • Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive team player willing to take on various responsibilities and work independently
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing demands, while maintaining a high standard of excellence, integrity, and attention to detail
  • Physical Requirements:
  • 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, 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

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Perform hands-on forensic investigations, condition assessments, and construction observations, which may include documenting distress and collecting test samples
  • Conduct field testing and gather data using a variety of technologies including digital instrumentation and imaging tools
  • Analyze data and research modern and historic construction documents, governing codes, and design guidelines to facilitate analysis, problem-solving, and repair design
  • Complete analysis using a combination of advanced analysis software and engineering calculations
  • Assist with drafting and preparation of conceptual, preliminary, and final client deliverables, including structural and architectural construction drawings, specifications, written reports, and presentations
  • Interface with project teams, clients, contractors, and other engineering disciplines
  • Assume responsibility for key aspects of projects and complete assignments with limited oversight, under the guidance of licensed professionals


Work type

Full time

Work mode





73280 - 109920 USD