Careers at WJE


We seek highly talented individuals who want to be challenged, who want hands-on work, who want to be measured against higher standards, and who want to be mentored by the industry’s most accomplished experts.

If that sounds like you, WJE may be the right place for you.



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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


A career at WJE means constant exposure to diverse experiences—a place where learning never ends. We seek therefore to employ a diverse group of only C2E2 people—people with outstanding Character, unwavering Commitment to our core and culture, strong Expertise, and genuine Enthusiasm for their work.

We work on fascinating projects. Clients worldwide seek our expertise to solve the most significant, interesting, and challenging problems of the built world. With more than 9,000 projects annually, you'll get hands-on experience in the field, in the lab, and in the office.

Our people are our greatest strength. Recognized within the industry as the standard bearer of technical excellence, we offer a career alongside the best and brightest in the industry. Working at WJE is a team endeavor characterized by a culture of trust and personal responsibility. We encourage open communication, continuous learning, innovative thinking, ongoing mentoring, and free-flowing collaboration.

Our firm has markedly less turnover than others in our industry. Our long-term stability and strength are fueled by our supportive yet challenging work environment. We have a long history of promotion from within, opportunities for annual bonus, and employee ownership potential.

Whether you bring years of experience to the team or you're just starting your career, we are a great choice.


Meet WJE Team Members

Gloria Moy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science, Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Architecture
"I worked at a couple of design firms before working here. During those internships, my favorite part was the on-site work, but usually, that was a small fraction of my time. Typically, I would have one project and redo designs every other week. I interned at WJE and loved the fast-paced environment of working on multiple projects, including being able to spend half of my time on-site."

Watch this video where Gloria discusses her specific work experiences.
Ryan Wilborne
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Architecture, Architectural Studies
North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture
"I was seeking an employee-owned company that was run with transparency. WJE has continuously high standards that do not waver with increased workloads. And, while many traditional design and engineering firms push individuals to develop specialized knowledge in singular markets, our variety of projects and practice areas have allowed me to pursue my many interests and passions."
Marwa Abdelrahman
Helwan University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
University of South Carolina, Master of Science, Civil Engineering
University of South Carolina, Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering
"What attracted me the most was the unwavering commitment of senior staff members to knowledge sharing and mentoring of younger staff. The learning opportunities offered by the diverse and interesting projects make every day an enjoyable experience. As a leader in the field, WJE offers tremendous opportunities for career growth, unmatched by any other firm."
Jeffrey West
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
University of Manitoba, Master of Science, Structural Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Philosophy, Structural Engineering
"One of my favorite aspects of working here is the variety of technical challenges on our projects. Some great advice I received is to engage the 'WJE network,' both the people and the Portal (WJE's intranet), to help find solutions to new technical challenges that I may not have encountered before."
Kara Kea
Howard University, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Virginia Tech, Master of Science, Civil Engineering
"WJE allows its employees to pursue their passions and interests while providing them with the opportunity to experience things they might not have known about. I think this motivates everyone to find something they're truly passionate about and enjoy the work that they do. I've had the opportunity to become more than just a book-smart engineer. I'm in the field performing anchor shear tests one day and designing the next. I love the variety of work I do. I really feel like I'm gaining well-rounded work experience."
Michael Murphy
University of Missouri-Rolla, Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Master of Science, Civil Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology, Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering
"I joined WJE due to a desire for a career in the kinds of problem solving for which the company is known and have found that it's different here than other A/E/C firms. The staff is full of people with outstanding character, unwavering commitment, strong expertise, and genuine enthusiasm—complemented by in-house laboratory and field testing capabilities that most other firms do not possess."

Beyond the Work

"We work hard , but through it all, we maintain our sense of humor and make it fun."

Jeannette Ray,
Executive Director of Human Resources Development

Enthusiasm is core to our business and staff community. Each day, our people tackle new challenges with extraordinary enthusiasm. We're passionate about our work, and it shows—not only in our technical excellence, but also in our daily work environment. Simply put, we enjoy our work, and we enjoy one another. From the routine—eating lunch together—to the extreme—running 100-mile races, our staff connect in and out of the office, on and off the job site.

Employment Benefits

Our benefits, designed with you and your family in mind, are among the best in our business. Our programs help promote health, build financial security, and provide time away from work. Unless otherwise specified, benefits are effective on the first day of employment for employees scheduled to work at least twenty hours per week.