Company Overview

Jack Janney founded WJE in 1956 as Janney and Associates, a one-person engineering consultancy. More than sixty-five years later, WJE has evolved into an international interdisciplinary company that has been called upon to solve some of the world's most challenging construction-related problems.

WJE's Core Ideology is the unchanging cornerstone of our success. It includes our Mission, our Vision, and our Values—the why, the how, and the what of our existence and the foundation of our culture.

Our Mission

Delivering Better Solutions to Problems in the Built World.
We solve structural, architectural, and materials problems in all types of structures and facilities. We aspire to consistently deliver practical, innovative, and technically sound solutions—solutions that are better than those provided by others, better than our clients expect, and better than we have delivered before.

Our Vision

Extraordinary People Working Together to Set the Standard in Our Business.
Our vision is to make a positive difference in the world by consistently setting the standard in every key aspect of our business, starting with the people we employ, the level of excellence and collaboration we expect, and the work environment we create.

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 expect all our employees to strive to become extraordinary WJE professionals, to work together in a highly collaborative manner, and to help us achieve unsurpassed excellence in everything we do.

In return, we are committed to creating the most fulfilling work environment in our business: one that is inclusive and genuinely values and fairly treats every employee; one that is based on trust and personal responsibility; one that encourages open communication, continued learning, innovative thinking, excellence, and teamwork; and one that provides each employee a combined opportunity for personal, professional, and financial growth that is unsurpassed in our business.

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.

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.

Company Summary
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Number of Employees
(847) 272-7400
(847) 498-0345
330 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL