• Bozeman, MT

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Description :

For the past 60 years, DOWL has been recognized as an established, highly reputable, civil engineering firm, recognizing that the foundation of our past, present, and our future is our people. DOWL’s foundation is built upon four core values: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation, and Inspiration. These values are rooted in everything we do. As a valued partner on our engineering team, you will be one of the People Who Make It Happen!

Are you passionate about water resources engineering? Are you looking for exciting new challenges as part of an established team?

DOWL is seeking an enthusiastic Water Resources Engineer to join our Water Supply and Wastewater group. DOWL’s team of Water Resource Engineers provides a wide range of services including water supply development, design of water distribution systems, storage tanks, pump stations, sanitary sewer collection systems and lift stations, and water and wastewater treatment systems Our projects and clients span the western United States from Alaska to Arizona and from Montana to Washington. The position will involve a wide range of responsibilities and work assignments, including both office and field work.

Typical Tasks Include:

  • Assist with Project and Task Manager work for moderate to complex, interdisciplinary projects
  • Perform or assist with the management and planning, evaluation and design of water supply distribution networks, storage tanks, pump stations, sanitary sewer collection systems and lift stations, water and wastewater treatment plants and other related projects.
  • Conduct field reviews and inspections of water and wastewater systems
  • Perform field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, development of construction plans and specifications, and technical report writing.
  • Conduct periodic site visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of work
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop creative and cost-effective design solutions to challenging water infrastructure projects
  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams and contribute in meaningful ways
  • Mentor and train junior staff
  • Communicate with project partners and clients
  • Understand and/or apply state-of-the-art tools, including AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Plant 3D, ArcGIS, Innovyze/WaterCAD modeling, Innovyze/SewerCAD sewer modeling
  • Experience a diverse range of work environments
  • Travel locally and out of state to project sites for meetings or field work
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Candidates should possess, at a minimum, a B.S. degree (M.S. degree preferred) from an ABET-accredited Civil, Agricultural, or Bioresource engineering program with significant coursework in water resources and at least 4 years of progressive experience in analysis and design experience in the water resource engineering field.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • PE Required: This position is for a licensed engineer to practice Civil Engineering in the state of primary practice or should be licensed in a different state with the ability to get the required license within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Leadership – exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; understands profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing, project correspondence and presenting to large and diverse groups.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical materials.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrated competency/experience with open channel hydraulics, closed conduit hydraulics, pumping system analysis, water treatment and wastewater treatment principles..
  • Ability to lead less experienced engineers and technicians and assist with managing staff workload.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites or to client’s places of business.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Project software.

Physical Demands

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Geographic locations are taken into consideration with respect to compensation.


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