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"In terms of work culture, we strive to foster an environment of constant learning. The nature and range of our forensic work provides ample opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of structural engineering and building science. Learning from failures and developing engineering solutions that work is a unique opportunity. Our goal is to allow staff to focus on areas of interest so that someone can become a true subject-matter expert. Expertise is the value that we bring to clients."   - A. Rhett Whitlock, Ph.D., P.E., founding Principal and President

At WDP, we place an emphasis on education and proper training, in the office and out in the field. Due to the nature of our work, each day varies from the last.   Our entry-level engineers gain hands-on experience in all specialties by working alongside each project manager during their initial years at the firm. Our experienced engineers are encouraged to become involved with professional education programs, as well as industry organizations and committees. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an excellent working environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) partially paid by WDP
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Current Job Openings:

  • Architectural Testing Engineer / Manager (Manassas, VA)
  • Senior Architectural Engineer / Architect (Manassas, VA; New York; South Carolina)
  • Senior Structural Engineer (Manassas, VA; New York; South Carolina)

Architectural Testing Engineer / Manager

WDP is currently accepting resumes for an Architectural Testing Engineer / Manager at our Manassas location. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to hiring@wdpa.com.

Job Description

WDP & Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. (WDP) is seeking qualified candidates for an Architectural Testing Engineer/Manager in our Manassas, Virginia, office. The successful candidate will be tasked with performing laboratory and field testing of architectural systems including, but not limited to, windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing and waterproofing systems, and other components of the building envelope.  The candidate will also be responsible for the development and operation of WDP’s in-house Architectural Testing laboratory including, but not limited to, calibration of laboratory equipment, training of field technicians, maintaining accreditation status of the laboratory, and performing in-house testing for certification of architectural systems.    The candidate will support staff members of WDP’s Special Consulting Division in the evaluation, investigation, and design of unique repairs for existing buildings that have experienced either architectural failures or leakage. 

In addition, the candidate will be tasked with client and business development for the performance of field and laboratory architectural testing as well as engaging in industry standard development, committee participation, and evaluation of emerging technology in the architectural testing industry. It should be noted that the position will require the candidate to perform field work on active construction sites (to include working from heights) as well as some travel for the purposes of forensic evaluation of architectural systems and the support of investigative or field testing services.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architectural, Civil, or Construction Engineering with previous architectural testing experience preferred
  • Professional Engineering Licensure or EIT certification (with expectation of future licensure)
  • Ability to lead architectural testing activities in the laboratory and field investigations
  • Ability to train technicians and maintain certification/accreditation of the laboratory
  • Ability to work in the field and to travel depending on job assignment and work load
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving history

Senior Architectural Engineer / Architect

WDP is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Architectural Engineer / Architect at their Manassas (VA), New York, and South Carolina locations. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to hiring@wdpa.com. Please indicate in your cover letter to which office location you are applying and whether you would be open for consideration at multiple locations.

Job Description:

The Senior Architectural Engineer / Architect position is for degreed professional staff with a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience.  It is anticipated that the candidate has been exposed to a variety of different job tasks, project managers, clients, and technical subjects. 

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Oversee the evaluation, investigation, and design of unique repairs for existing buildings that have experienced either architectural failures, water leakage or other moisture induced damage. 
  • Oversee and mentor engineering staff in the evaluation and renovation of existing facades.
  • Possess significant experience in the design and development of full contract documents for the renovation, restoration and preservation of existing buildings.
  • Conduct third party peer reviews of building enclosures for both constructability and performance.
  • Lead a BECx (Building Enclosure Commissioning) team. 
  • Perform site observations of newly installed envelope components.
  • Oversee the field testing of architectural systems including, windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing and waterproofing systems, and other components of the building envelope. 
  • Interact directly with clients and independently manage projects.
  • Develop and grow a regional and national client base.
  • Secure interesting and challenging projects for staff under your direct supervision.
  • Actively participate at the national level on industry codes, standards and professional committees.
  • Share expertise through publishing and presenting at local and national committees and organizations.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering or Architecture, Master’s preferred
  • Registered architect or licensed engineer
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently depending on the job assignment
  • Ability to work in the field and to travel depending on job assignment and work load
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving history

 


Senior Structural Engineer

WDP is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Structural Engineer at their Manassas (VA), New York, and South Carolina locations. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume, cover letter, and references to hiring@wdpa.com. Please indicate in your cover letter to which office location you are applying and whether you would be open for consideration at multiple locations.

Job Description:

The Senior Structural Engineer position is for degreed professional staff with a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience.  It is anticipated that the candidate has been exposed to a variety of different job tasks, project managers, clients, and technical subjects. 

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Oversee and mentor engineering staff in the structural analysis of existing structures.
  • Possess significant experience in the analysis of existing reinforced, pre-stressed, and post-tensioned concrete structures.
  • Have experience in developing repair designs to include strengthening of existing structures.
  • Direct forensic structural engineering services, failure investigations, litigation support services, and restoration projects for concrete, masonry, and structural steel related construction materials/systems.
  • Interact directly with clients and independently manage projects.
  • Develop and grow a regional and national client base.
  • Secure interesting and challenging projects for staff under your direct supervision.
  • Actively participate at the national level on industry codes, standards and professional committees.
  • Share your expertise through publishing and presenting.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Master’s preferred
  • Licensed professional engineer, registered structural engineer preferred
  • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently depending on the job assignment
  • Ability to work in the field and to travel depending on job assignment and work load
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving history