Experienced Building Enclosure Consultant
Honolulu, HI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Bring your expertise as an Experienced Building Enclosure Consultant to the office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Associates, Inc. (WJE).

With an in-depth knowledge of the design, construction, investigation, and repair of various new and existing building enclosure systems, you will manage projects, mentor up-and-coming staff, and foster new and existing client relationships, all while still getting to do the hands-on technical work you are passionate about.

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 175,000 projects combined with unparalleled laboratory and testing capabilities have made WJE a leader in providing innovative yet practical solutions to some of the most interesting challenges in the built world.


  • Full Project management, including client development, project scoping, assembling and managing appropriate project teams, maintaining project schedules and budgets, and managing client expectations and deliverables
  • Oversee and perform on-site investigation, condition assessments, and construction observations, which may include surveying, documenting distress, performance evaluation and field testing, and collecting data and samples
  • Prepare project deliverables, including but not limited to: proposals, analysis results, repair alternates, construction drawings, specifications, and technical reports
  • Manage multiple project types with different systems and responsibilities, including a mix of field and office work
  • Develop, or already have in place, a local rapport with contractors, designers, building officials, and others in Hawaii's unique culture
  • Contribute to company-wide objectives through mentoring, participation in office and company development initiatives, participation with in-house Technical Resource Groups (TRGs), involvement in professional organizations, and business development to attract new and repeat clients


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Building Science, Civil Engineering, or related field; master's degree preferred; significant relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Registered Architect (RA), Professional Engineer (PE), or Registered Roof Consultant (RRC); other relevant professional certifications will be considered with relevant experience
  • Minimum 7 years in the industry (10+ yrs preferred), including significant technical experience in architectural detailing of building envelope systems, roofing systems, and waterproofing systems, particularly at the interface of different building enclosure systems, assemblies, or components; architectural peer reviews; building science and performance evaluation, including condensation, moisture, relative humidity, and thermal analysis; peer review; commissioning; and/or new construction consulting
  • Experience with some or all of the following materials and systems: facades, curtain walls, fenestrations, glazing systems, sealants and coatings, insulation, air barriers, weather barriers, cladding assemblies, low-slope roofing, steep-slope roofing, below-grade waterproofing, plaza/terrace waterproofing, traffic coatings, green roofs, etc. Experience and understanding of how these systems are affected by Hawaii's tropical environment are a plus.
  • Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated competence in transitioning quickly between multiple priorities while maintaining effective coworker and client relationships
  • Hands-on experience and willingness to work in the field

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, 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 (with training)
  • Ability to understand and appreciate safety training specific to numerous workplace and construction site 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

Annual starting base salary (gross): $96,800 to $156,100. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on several factors including consideration for a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role. Base salary is one component of our total compensation package for employees. WJE offers an industry-leading total rewards package that enables our employees to grow and thrive with comprehensive health and financial benefits including robust and affordable health plans, generous 401(k) matching and bonus programs, time off to care for yourself and others, and investments in employees' professional development, to name a few. More information on WJE's total rewards package can be found .

WJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply including individuals with disabilities 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.

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 (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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