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Corrosion Engineer ? Austin, TX

at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, inc.

Posted: 7/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 86f47530-e1ea-4cc4-8195-afc1dd7e0b5b
Keywords: survey, engineer

Job Description

We are growing our office and are looking for someone looking to grow their career! The Austin office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE) is seeking an exceptional engineer with an interest in corrosion projects.

WJE provides a leadership team of industry experts, fantastic compensation, bonus and benefits as well as a path to ownership in the company.

Our teams solve some of the most interesting challenges in the built world.

The Corrosion Engineer will be responsible for investigation, assessment, and non-destructive testing of corrosion protection systems on new and existing structures, failure diagnosis, construction observations, and creation of client deliverables. As you grow into this position, you will assume primary responsibility for key aspects of projects and complete assignments with limited oversight. WJE professionals spend almost as much time in the field, up close and personal with our projects, as we do in the office. This role will require periodic travel as well as the willingness to work overtime during peak periods.


  • Four-year degree in engineering (civil, structural, corrosion, materials, or similar), with excellent academic performance
  • A passion and the curiosity for investigating and solving problems in existing structures
  • Experience related to corrosion and/or cathodic protection (e.g., coursework, internships, or work experience) is considered a plus
  • Ability and interest in performing work in the field and to travel outside local area, depending on local workload and project locations


  • Completing on-site investigations and condition assessments (at new and existing construction) to evaluate problematic conditions, including survey and documentation of distress, field testing, sampling, photographing, and data collection
  • Performing corrosion testing on existing structures and corrosion protection systems
  • Design and commissioning cathodic protection projects on new and existing civil infrastructures
  • Analyzing research and investigation data and develop alternate schemes for solving problems

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, voicemail 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 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

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.