WJE is seeking an exceptional Electrical Engineering Associate to join our Heavy Movable Structures team in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (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. In 2019, Stafford Bandlow Engineering (SBE) officially joined WJE, bringing more than 150 years of combined experience consulting on all aspects of heavy movable structures.
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 Electrical Engineering Associate, you will apply theoretical knowledge to practical applications primarily related to electrical systems for heavy movable structures, including movable bridges, rail transit, locks and dams, ferry terminals, and cranes.
As an Electrical Engineering Associate, you will not only have the opportunity to learn from and grow alongside industry experts, but you will be an integral part of building WJE’s Heavy Movable Structures practice.
- Assist with the evaluation, design, and specification of power systems, motor control systems, and PLC control systems, while taking into consideration the capabilities, limitations, and availability of specific equipment and anticipating project-specific construction, operating, and maintenance conditions
- Perform on-site investigations, condition assessments, and construction observations for electrical installations, which may include surveying, documenting distress conditions, field testing (dynamic and static), collecting data and samples, and preparing site visit and inspection reports
- Analyze field data and perform research to facilitate problem solving and repairs and re-design
- Perform electrical engineering calculations to size equipment and systems
- Assist with drafting and preparation of client deliverables, including conceptual, preliminary, and final construction documents, One Line Diagrams, control logic concepts, design details, specifications, and written reports
- Complete project assignments under the guidance of licensed professionals
- Interface with project teams, clients, and other disciplines, primarily mechanical, architectural, structural, and civil engineers
- Bachelor’s degree or better in electrical engineering, with an emphasis in power systems, or related field, from an ABET-accredited program (an Associate’s degree in electrical engineering technology, or related field, may also be considered with equivalent relevant experience)
- 1 or more years of relevant hands-on work experience
- Solid foundation in electrical engineering principles and electrical power, control, and motor drive systems
- Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills
- Enthusiasm and curiosity for solving problems and understanding how things work
- Proactive, team player mindset with willingness to take on various responsibilities
- Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing demands, while maintaining a high standard of excellence and exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to work in the field, both locally and outside the local area, including Canada
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 electrical installations, 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 work in confined spaces
- 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
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.