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2020 Internship - Northbrook, IL

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6976245
Company Name
Wiss-Janney-Elstner and Assoc
Physical Address
330 PFINGSTEN ROAD
Northbrook, IL 60062
Job Description

Description

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking current students for a 2020 Internship at our company headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois.

WJE is a global firm of engineers, architects, and materials scientists committed to helping solve, repair, and avoid problems in the built world since 1956. Our applied experience from more than 125,000 projects combined with unparalleled laboratory and testing capabilities have made WJE a leader in providing innovative yet practical solutions to the clients we serve.

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 Intern, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with industry-leading experts and gain hands-on experience while applying classroom knowledge to real-world challenges.

With twenty-six offices across the country and some of the most challenging projects in the built world, WJE offers the chance to learn what you love and discover where you want to be.

Requirements:

  • Current student with excellent academic standing in junior or senior year of a bachelor’s or in a master’s program in civil/structural engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, building science, or related field, from an accredited program
  • Enthusiasm for solving problems in the built world and curiosity about how things work
  • Interest in forensic engineering and architecture with a focus on existing structures
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, integrity, and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Assist project teams with on-site investigations, condition assessments, and construction observations, which may include surveying, documenting distress, field testing, collecting data and samples, and preparing site visit reports
  • Perform diagnostic water testing, non-destructive testing, and structural load testing
  • Organize field data and assist with research to facilitate analysis, problem solving, and repair design
  • Perform analysis under the guidance of licensed professionals using a combination of hand calculations and finite element analysis software
  • Prepare preliminary and final structural and architectural drawings using AutoCAD
  • Assist with preparation of client deliverables, including construction documents, specifications, and written reports

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 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

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Skills

Preferred

AutoCAD

Some Knowledge

Finite Element Analysis Software

Some Knowledge

Problem Solving

Intermediate

Technical Writing

Some Knowledge

Behaviors

Preferred

Dedicated Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

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

Team Player Works well as a member of a group

Motivations

Preferred

Goal Completion Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Self-Starter Inspired to perform without outside help

Growth Opportunities Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Education

Preferred

Bachelors or better in Architectural Engineering or related field.

Bachelors or better in Architecture or related field.

Bachelors or better in Building Science or related field.

Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field.

Experience

Preferred

Less than 2 years: Internships and other work experience

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 © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35©

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.


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