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Project Engineer / Architect 

Manassas, VA

WDP is a consulting engineering firm with an extensive portfolio of projects across the nation, ranging from historic preservation to new construction to forensic investigation. As a Project Engineer/Architect, you will use your leadership skills and technical abilities to solve unique and interesting problems within a company that provides you the freedom and resources to advance your career. The successful candidate has 3-6 years experience and knowledge of building enclosure consulting, the complete building envelope, performance testing of architectural elements, evaluation, repair, and design of façade and roofing systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Performance testing of architectural elements, evaluation, repair and design of façade and roofing systems, and building enclosure consulting.
  • Evaluation, investigation, and design of unique repairs for existing buildings that have experienced either architectural failures, water leakage or other moisture induced damage.
  • Field testing of architectural systems including, windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing.
  • Design and development of contract documents for the renovation, restoration and preservation of existing buildings.
  • Third party peer reviews of building enclosures for both constructability and performance.
  • Site observations of newly installed envelope components.
  • Waterproofing systems, and other components of the building envelope.
  • Hygrothermal analysis of wall and roof assemblies.
  • Direct client interaction, team building, and project management.

Work Environment: At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. Regular check-ins with senior staff guide you through your first few months as you adjust to your new role. We encourage participation at all levels through our employee committees, which foster interactions between staff, encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote safety, create opportunities for professional growth, and support community service within our local communities. We have participated in blood drives, helped with Habitat for Humanity, sponsored families during the holiday season, and donated to local food banks. We host an annual company-wide Summer Picnic that is family friendly and a Winter Holiday Party for employees and their partners to mingle with coworkers from all of our offices and celebrate staff achievements from the year. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Office Location – Manassas: Whether you’re interested in urban living or the countryside, Northern Virginia is perfect for the life you want! Our Manassas Headquarters is 35 miles from Washington DC / Alexandria / Arlington and 45 miles from Skyline Drive / Shenandoah Valley. The area boasts the diversity of cities, open fields, mountains, rivers, and lakes. We experience a range of seasons from snowy winters to colorful blooms in spring, hot sunny summers, and vibrant autumn leaves. You’ll be close to:

  • Old Town Manassas, featuring walkable shopping, restaurants, free weekly summer concerts at the Harris Pavilion, and a year-round farmer’s market
  • Prince William National Forest Park which is part of the path for the Marine Corps Marathon
  • Historical landmarks, monuments, and National Battlefield Parks
  • Local wineries, breweries, and cideries
  • Concert and art venues
  • Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, one of the largest in Virginia
  • Farm country in Nokesville

The diversity and beauty of the area is unmatched. Discover what Northern Virginia has to offer you!

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture (Master’s and PhD applicants are preferred)
  • Registered Architect or Licensed Engineer
  • 3-6 years of related experience
  • The desire to engage in hands-on field investigations
  • Ability to work in the field and to travel depending on job assignment and workload
  • Valid driver’s license, driving history, and background verifications
 

Staff (Entry Level) Engineer

Manassas, VA

Our Manassas, Virginia office welcomes a Staff Engineer to join our dynamic team of Special Consultants. We provide innovative design for new buildings and creative solutions for buildings and structures experiencing leakage, distress, or failures. From historic preservation to LEED design of new construction, you’ll gain diverse career experience in evaluation and creative problem solving. Working as a part of the project team, you’ll be introduced to the project management cycle from proposal writing to budgeting to site visits to compliance to final deliverables. You will receive mentorship from established industry leaders and will be provided the freedom and resources to advance your career. This entry level position is ideal for candidates with 0-4 years of experience. You must demonstrate strong ambition and dedication for a lasting career in the industry.

You will work on a variety of projects:

  • Preservation and sustainability
  • Design for retrofits, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings
  • Energy efficient design
  • Forensic evaluation of structural and architectural concerns
  • Thermal and moisture evaluation across building assemblies
  • Structural analysis, modeling, and repair

You’ll develop general skills that will grow with you:

  • Teamwork
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Communication
  • Knowledge of standards and reference materials

You must be authorized to work in the United States and possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history over the past 3 years.

WDP is a small business certified, employee-owned company providing a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays (at hire, this increases over time!)
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients.

Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working on active construction sites is preferred.
  • Desire and ability to engage in field work and flexibility to work on diverse projects.
  • Day travel and occasional overnight travel.
  • U.S. Work Authorization.
  • Valid License and acceptable driving history (past 3 years).

Field Technician / Construction Inspector

Manassas, VA

This entry level position is an opportunity to learn about the commercial construction industry from the ground up!  As an entry level Field Tech/Construction Inspector you will receive training and certifications to perform testing and inspections for construction projects located in Northern Virginia.   You’ll work on construction sites to observe and report on the placement and testing of materials (concrete, soils, asphalt, masonry).  You will also receive training to read and interpret construction plans for proposed buildings, pavement, and utility improvements.  You’ll conduct regular site visits on heavy construction sites to observe, test materials, and report on findings.  You’ll be the eyes, ears, and boots on the ground, reporting back to the Project Manager / Division Manager to ensure projects proceed according to specifications.  This position requires local travel in company vehicles, a valid license, good written communication skills, and occasional weekend / evening work.

At WDP, you will learn while you earn! Experienced techs/inspectors are encouraged to apply and will be compensated accordingly.  You will receive paid training, pay increases for each certification, and paid overtime!  

You’ll also receive a great benefits package, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance and Disability Insurance 
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match

WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Must be able to commute to Manassas, Virginia.  WDP provides company trucks for travel to and from job sites.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
  • Availability to work overtime (including weekends)
  • Must be physically able to lift heavy materials occasionally in excess of 40lbs.
  • Must have good communication skills (oral/written)

Building Enclosure Senior Consultant

Manassas, VA

WDP is an employee-owned, small business certified company. Our Manassas headquarters welcomes an experienced Building Enclosure Consultant to join our specialized team of engineers and architects. 5-10 years of focused experience with building enclosure systems, along with an understanding of the principles of heat, air, moisture, and vapor control within enclosure materials and assemblies is key knowledge for this role. Experience with exterior doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing, and waterproofing systems is required. The successful candidate will manage the performance of multiple small- to medium-sized projects concurrently.

The Building Enclosure Senior Consultant will:

  • Fill various roles and responsibilities including Enclosure Design Consultant, Building Enclosure Commissioning Specialist (BECxS), and Enclosure Forensic Consultant.
  • Apply creative problem-solving to address building performance issues.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for clients, including Owners, Architects, and Contractors.
  • Lead fee proposals for various building enclosure services for a range of building types and clients (Architects, Contractors, Facility Owners/Managers).
  • Lead and coordinate project activities including peer reviews, contract documents (drawings and specifications), reports, schedules, meetings, and individuals to deliver precise and timely work products.
  • Train and mentor teammates as needed.
  • Perform field investigations and testing of building envelope components, collect data and samples. Includes assessing existing building problems and field testing of new work. Comply with AAMA and ASTM standards.
  • Perform building enclosure condition assessments including existing roofs, walls, and fenestration.
  • Research and review contemporary and historic drawings, design documents, codes, standards and references to enable analysis and design.
  • Research building enclosure materials and systems, including coordination with Manufacturer Representatives, in support of investigations and designs.
  • Perform construction administration tasks including submittal reviews, RFI input, and site observations.
  • Strong team building skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues as well as project teams, lead presentations and meetings.
  • Contribute to company-wide goals through collaboration with marketing staff and involvement in interoffice committees.
  • Contribute to industry progression via membership/participation in relevant professional organizations, such as ASTM and IIBEC.

WDP offers a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio across the nation of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients.

Learn More About the Location – Manassas

Whether you’re interested in urban living or the countryside, Northern Virginia is perfect for the life you want. Our Manassas Headquarters is 35 miles from Washington DC / Alexandria / Arlington and 45 miles from Skyline Drive / Shenandoah Valley. The area boasts the diversity of cities, open fields, mountains, rivers, and lakes. We experience a range of seasons from snowy winters to colorful blooms in spring, hot sunny summers, and vibrant autumn leaves.  The diversity and beauty of the area is unmatched. Discover what Northern Virginia has to offer you. You’ll be close to:

  • Old Town Manassas, featuring walkable shopping, restaurants, free weekly summer concerts at the Harris Pavilion, and a year-round farmer’s market
  • Prince William National Forest Park which is part of the path for the Marine Corps Marathon
  • Historical landmarks, monuments, and National Battlefield Parks
  • Local wineries, breweries, and cideries
  • Concert and art venues
  • Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, one of the largest in Virginia
  • Farm country in Nokesville
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, or a similar field.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.), Registered Architect (R.A.), or other relevant industry certifications are preferred. Path to becoming registered is required.
  • +10 years of direct experience.
  • Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Software: MS Office, Bluebeam or Acrobat. Facility Grid, SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD a plus.
  • Travel is a requirement for this position. Occasionally, evening or weekend work may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history over the past 3 years. 
  • United States work authorization.
  • WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Building Enclosure Consultant

Manassas, VA

WDP is an employee-owned, small business certified company. Our Manassas headquarters welcomes an experienced Building Enclosure Consultant to join our specialized team of engineers and architects. 2-5 years of focused experience with building enclosure systems, along with an understanding of the principles of heat, air, moisture, and vapor control within enclosure materials and assemblies is key knowledge for this role. Experience with windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing, and waterproofing systems is required. The successful candidate will assist with various tasks for multiple small- to medium-sized projects concurrently.

The Building Enclosure Consultant will:

  • Fill various roles and responsibilities including Enclosure Design Consultant, Building Enclosure Commissioning Specialist (BECxS), and Enclosure Forensic Consultant.
  • Apply creative problem-solving to address building performance issues.
  • Communicate with clients and project teams when requested, manage small projects.
  • Assist with fee proposals for various building enclosure services for a range of building types and clients (Architects, Contractors, Facility Owners/Managers).
  • Assist with project activities including peer reviews, contract documents (drawings and specifications) and reports to deliver precise and timely work products.
  • Perform field investigations and testing of building envelope components, collect data and samples. Includes assessing existing building problems and field testing of new work. Comply with AAMA and ASTM standards.
  • Perform building enclosure condition assessments including existing roofs, walls, and fenestration.
  • Research and review contemporary and historic drawings, design documents, codes, and guidelines to enable analysis and repair design.
  • Research building enclosure materials and systems, including coordination with Manufacturer Representatives, in support of investigations and designs.
  • Perform construction administration tasks including submittal reviews, RFI input, and site observations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and project teams with opportunities to contribute to presentations and meetings.
  • Be encouraged to contribute to office goals and be involved in interoffice committees.
  • Be encouraged to contribute to industry progression via membership/participation in relevant professional organizations, such as ASTM and IIBEC.

WDP offers a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio across the nation of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients.

Learn More About the Location – Manassas

Whether you’re interested in urban living or the countryside, Northern Virginia is perfect for the life you want. Our Manassas Headquarters is 35 miles from Washington DC / Alexandria / Arlington and 45 miles from Skyline Drive / Shenandoah Valley. The area boasts the diversity of cities, open fields, mountains, rivers, and lakes. We experience a range of seasons from snowy winters to colorful blooms in spring, hot sunny summers, and vibrant autumn leaves.  The diversity and beauty of the area is unmatched. Discover what Northern Virginia has to offer you. You’ll be close to:

  • Old Town Manassas, featuring walkable shopping, restaurants, free weekly summer concerts at the Harris Pavilion, and a year-round farmer’s market
  • Prince William National Forest Park which is part of the path for the Marine Corps Marathon
  • Historical landmarks, monuments, and National Battlefield Parks
  • Local wineries, breweries, and cideries
  • Concert and art venues
  • Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, one of the largest in Virginia
  • Farm country in Nokesville
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, or a similar field.
  • Path to becoming registered is required with 2-5 years of direct experience. Professional Engineer (P.E.), Registered Architect (R.A.), or other relevant industry certifications are preferred. .
  • Effective technical, graphical, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Software: MS Office, Bluebeam or Acrobat. Facility Grid, SketchUp, Revit, AutoCAD a plus.
  • Travel is a requirement for this position. Occasionally, evening or weekend work may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history over the past 3 years. 
  • United States work authorization.
  • WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Staff (Entry Level) Engineer

Blacksburg, VA

Our Blacksburg office is looking for a Staff Engineer to join our dynamic team of Special Consultants. We provide innovative design for new buildings and creative solutions for buildings and structures experiencing leakage, distress, or failures. From historic preservation to LEED design of new construction, you’ll gain diverse early career experience in evaluation and creative problem solving. Working as a part of the project team, you’ll be introduced to the project management cycle from proposal writing to budgeting to site visits to compliance to final deliverables. You will receive mentorship from established industry leaders and will be provided the freedom and resources to advance your career. This entry level position is ideal for candidates with 0-4 years of experience. You must demonstrate strong ambition and dedication for a lasting career in the industry.

You will work on a variety of projects:

  • Preservation and sustainability
  • Design for retrofits, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings
  • Energy efficient design
  • Forensic evaluation of structural and architectural concerns
  • Thermal and moisture evaluation across building assemblies
  • Structural analysis, modeling, and repair

You’ll develop general skills that will grow with you:

  • Teamwork
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Communication
  • Knowledge of standards and reference materials

You must be authorized to work in the United States and possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history over the past 3 years. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WDP is a small business certified, employee-owned company providing a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays (at hire, this increases over time!)
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients.

Office Location – Blacksburg:

Blacksburg is a vibrant college community with a small-town feel. The town was built in large part by the agricultural industry, and farming continues to be part of the diverse culture. Local growers and their plentiful harvests make the culinary scene one to be savored. The area is also home to award-winning wineries and breweries, a few of which are located right on the farms.

Situated in the Blueridge Mountains, outdoor activities feature highly in Blacksburg. Six miles of paved trail wind throughout the town, which also features a mountain biking park, an aquatic center, a public golf course, and a disc golf course!

Known by many as A Creative Village, Blacksburg is steadily transforming into Southwest Virginia’s premier arts and culture destination. Unique storefront galleries, the historic Lyric Theatre, outdoor gathering and performance areas, and the Moss Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech provide endless opportunities to experience various artistic media.

Once you come for a visit, we’re sure you’ll feel at home and want to stay!

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working on active construction sites is preferred.
  • Desire and ability to engage in field work and flexibility to work on diverse projects.
  • Day travel and occasional overnight travel.
  • U.S. Work Authorization.
  • Valid License and acceptable driving history (past 3 years).

Staff (Entry Level) Engineer

Charlottesville, VA

Our Charlottesville, Virginia office welcomes a Staff Engineer to join our dynamic team of Special Consultants. We provide innovative design for new buildings and creative solutions for buildings and structures experiencing leakage, distress, or failures. From historic preservation to LEED design of new construction, you’ll gain diverse career experience in evaluation and creative problem solving. Working as a part of the project team, you’ll be introduced to the project management cycle from proposal writing to budgeting to site visits to compliance to final deliverables. You will receive mentorship from established industry leaders and will be provided the freedom and resources to advance your career. This entry level position is ideal for candidates with 0-4 years of experience. You must demonstrate strong ambition and dedication for a lasting career in the industry.

You will work on a variety of projects:

  • Preservation and sustainability
  • Design for retrofits, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of existing buildings
  • Energy efficient design
  • Forensic evaluation of structural and architectural concerns
  • Thermal and moisture evaluation across building assemblies
  • Structural analysis, modeling, and repair

You’ll develop general skills that will grow with you:

  • Teamwork
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Communication
  • Knowledge of standards and reference materials

You must be authorized to work in the United States and possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history over the past 3 years. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WDP is a small business certified, employee-owned company providing a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays (at hire, this increases over time!)
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients.

Office Location – Charlottesville:

Nestled in the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia, Charlottesville was ranked the 5th best place to live by Livability in 2021 for its mix of diversity, events, culinary variety, metropolitan feel, open spaces, and availability of outdoor activities. The area boasts multiple concert venues and a historic theater that is still in operation. The downtown walking mall in the heart of the city is infused with local restaurants and is where Dave Matthews honed his craft early in his career.

Home to the Monticello/UVA UNESCO world cultural heritage site (one of only ten in the U.S.), the area has a deep and unique architectural heritage. The home of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, the area is steeped in history.

Charlottesville is dedicated to creating a more sustainable future with a focus on local businesses, farmers markets, and creating walkable and bikeable spaces. With an extensive list of parks, trails, cycling routes, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and other outdoor activities, the Charlottesville area provides unending opportunities for adventure.

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Previous experience working on active construction sites is preferred.
  • Desire and ability to engage in field work and flexibility to work on diverse projects.
  • Day travel and occasional overnight travel.
  • U.S. Work Authorization.
  • Valid License and acceptable driving history (past 3 years).

Project Engineer/Architect

Charlottesville, VA

WDP is a consulting engineering firm with an extensive portfolio of projects across the nation, ranging from historic preservation to new construction to forensic investigation. As a Project Engineer/Architect, you will use your leadership skills and technical abilities to solve unique and interesting problems within a company that provides you the freedom and resources to advance your career. The successful candidate has 3-6 years experience and knowledge of building enclosure consulting, the complete building envelope, performance testing of architectural elements, evaluation, repair, and design of façade and roofing systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Performance testing of architectural elements, evaluation, repair and design of façade and roofing systems, and building enclosure consulting.
  • Evaluation, investigation, and design of unique repairs for existing buildings that have experienced either architectural failures, water leakage or other moisture induced damage.
  • Field testing of architectural systems including, windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing.
  • Design and development of contract documents for the renovation, restoration and preservation of existing buildings.
  • Third party peer reviews of building enclosures for both constructability and performance.
  • Site observations of newly installed envelope components.
  • Waterproofing systems, and other components of the building envelope.
  • Hygrothermal analysis of wall and roof assemblies.
  • Direct client interaction, team building, and project management.

Work Environment: At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. Regular check-ins with senior staff guide you through your first few months as you adjust to your new role. We encourage participation at all levels through our employee committees, which foster interactions between staff, encourage a healthy lifestyle, promote safety, create opportunities for professional growth, and support community service within our local communities. We have participated in blood drives, helped with Habitat for Humanity, sponsored families during the holiday season, and donated to local food banks. We host an annual company-wide Summer Picnic that is family friendly and a Winter Holiday Party for employees and their partners to mingle with coworkers from all of our offices and celebrate staff achievements from the year. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement 

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients.

Office Location – Charlottesville:
Nestled in the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia, Charlottesville was ranked the 5th best place to live by Livability in 2021 for its mix of diversity, events, culinary variety, metropolitan feel, open spaces, and availability of outdoor activities. The area boasts multiple concert venues and a historic theater that is still in operation. The downtown walking mall in the heart of the city is infused with local restaurants and is where Dave Matthews honed his craft early in his career.

Home to the Monticello/UVA UNESCO world cultural heritage site (one of only ten in the U.S.), the area has a deep and unique architectural heritage. The home of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, the area is steeped in history.

Charlottesville is dedicated to creating a more sustainable future with a focus on local businesses, farmers markets, and creating walkable and bikeable spaces. With an extensive list of parks, trails, cycling routes, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and other outdoor activities, the Charlottesville area provides unending opportunities for adventure. 

  •  A Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or Architecture (Master’s and PhD applicants are preferred)
  • Registered Architect or Licensed Engineer
  • 3-6 years of related experience
  • The desire to engage in hands-on field investigations
  • Ability to work in the field and to travel depending on job assignment and workload
  • Valid driver’s license, driving history, and background verifications

Architectural Testing Technician

Manassas, Blacksburg, & Charlottesville, VA

WDP & Associates is looking for an experienced technician to perform evaluation and testing of buildings and structures experiencing leakage, distress, or failures. Guided by industry standards, you’ll perform field testing of building envelope components such as windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing and waterproofing systems as well as structural components. Data from your field assessment informs our Special Consulting Division’s development of repair design solutions. 

Experience in the construction, engineering, or architecture industry is highly sought for this position. Experience with carpentry and/or assembly are also favorable. You must be able to creatively solve problems on the fly. Pre-existing certifications in safety and access are preferred, but WDP will train the right candidate in safety and other required topics. 

Depending on candidate location, this position can be centrally located in our Manassas, Blacksburg, or Charlottesville offices. Daily field work on active construction sites (including working from heights) is required. Day travel (within 100 miles) is a daily requirement and overnight travel may be required up to 50% of the work week. 

Duties include:

  • Site visits and field testing of architectural elements
  • Utilizing industry standards to evaluate building elements and deficiencies
  • Recording images and data to create detailed site visit reports
  • Creatively solving challenges in the field
  • Training other staff to assist and perform architectural field testing

WDP is a small business certified, employee-owned company providing a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays (at hire, this increases over time!)
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio across the nation of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

  • Previous experience conducting field testing of building envelope components.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with computers, including Microsoft, and Adobe is required for reports. 
  • Lift and/or carry 40+ lbs.
  • Ability to safely navigate construction sites, stairways, and other obstacles.
  • Travel is a requirement for this position. Occasionally, evening or weekend work may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving history over the past 3 years
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Building Envelope Technologist (Entry Level)

Manassas, Blacksburg, & Charlottesville, VA

WDP & Associates is looking for a highly motivated team player to join our Special Consulting Division as a Building Envelope Technologist. This entry level position is the premier opportunity for an ambitious candidate to receive the hands-on training necessary to develop into an experienced Building Envelope Technologist. You will receive mentorship from our senior technical staff and will be trained to perform evaluation and testing of buildings and structures experiencing leakage, distress, or failures. 

You’ll gain diverse knowledge and experience with building envelope components such as windows, doors, curtainwalls, storefronts, skylights, masonry, metal and composite panels, exterior cladding systems, roofing, and waterproofing systems, as well as structural components. The ideal candidate will demonstrate commitment to a lasting career in the architecture/engineering/construction industry.

You must be able to follow directions, work collaboratively, and creatively solve problems on the fly. Previous experience in the construction, engineering, or architecture industry is preferred, but not required. Skills with carpentry and/or assembly are also highly sought, but not required. 

Pre-existing certifications in safety and access are preferred, but WDP will train the right candidate in safety and other required topics. Daily field work on active construction sites (including working from heights) is required. 

Depending on candidate location, this position can be centrally located in our Manassas, Blacksburg, or Charlottesville offices. Daily field work on active construction sites (including working from heights) is required. Day travel (within 100 miles) is a daily requirement and overnight travel may be required up to 50% of the work week.

Duties include:

  • Site visits and field testing of architectural elements
  • Recording images and data to create detailed site visit reports
  • Creatively solving challenges in the field

WDP is a small business certified, employee-owned company providing a comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of paid time off and 7 paid holidays (at hire, this increases over time!)
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-paid participation in industry groups, memberships, and professional seminars.

WDP is a forensic engineering consulting firm with an extensive portfolio across the nation of projects ranging from historic preservation to new construction. At WDP, we strive to create a work environment that fosters employee interaction and inclusiveness. From the founders of the company to senior leaders to project managers, we encourage an open-door policy where all staff can ask questions and have their voices heard. We strongly believe that creating a work environment that is fun and enjoyable leads to better work-life balance and more satisfied clients. WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Experience in construction preferred
  • Carpentry/assembly skills preferred
  • Previous experience conducting field testing of building envelope components preferred
  • Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with computers, including Microsoft, and Adobe is required for reports
  • Lift and/or carry 40+ lbs.
  • Ability to safely navigate construction sites, stairways, and other obstacles.
  • Travel is a requirement for this position. Occasionally, evening or weekend work may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving history over the past 3 years
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Senior Engineer/Architect

Murrells Inlet, SC

As a Senior Engineer / Architect at WDP, you will use your experience and leadership skills to oversee architectural and engineering projects and mentor others within a company that provides you the freedom and resources to advance your career. The successful candidate is a degreed professional with at least 8 years of relevant work experience and has experience with a variety of different job tasks, projects, clients, and technical subjects. The ideal candidate will have experience to carry out the following duties:

  • Oversee and implement investigations of structural and architectural systems performance problems. 
  • Design repairs for existing structures that have experienced structural failures, material failures, water leakage, or other moisture or weather- induced damage.  
  • Oversee and mentor engineering staff in the evaluation and renovation of existing buildings and structures.
  • 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.
  • 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.

At WDP, creating lasting solutions that extend the service life of structures is at the heart of our business. Whether preserving our nation’s historic buildings, rehabilitating an existing structure, or designing green, high performance elements for new construction, our staff enjoy a supportive, creative work environment and engagement with other experienced and dedicated professionals. WDP encourages participation in industry groups, publication of papers, speaking engagements, and professional seminars to advance staff knowledge, promote technological advancement, and remain trusted leaders in our field. As part of our team, you will contribute to the success of our employee-owned company and help to shape our industry. Position and salary are commensurate with experience.

WDP offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Fully-paid life and disability insurance
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – fully-funded by WDP
  • Tuition Reimbursement

WDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s and PhD applicants are preferred)
  • Registered Architect or Licensed Engineer
  • At least 8 years of related experience
  • The desire to engage in hands-on field investigations
  • Ability to work in the field and to travel depending on job assignment and workload
  • Valid driver’s license, driving history, and background verifications