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DOWL Water Resources Engineer - Entry Level in Billings, Montana


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 !


DOWL is seeking an enthusiastic Water Resources Designer 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist with the planning and design of a variety of water resources projects.

  • Conduct field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, technical report writing, final design, and construction inspection.

  • Perform or assist with the 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.

  • Perform construction inspection and administration and surveying support as necessary.

  • Travel locally and out of state to project sites for meetings or field work.

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.

  • Provide professional written and verbal communication with project partners and clients

  • Conduct all activities consistent with health and safety in mind.

  • Other duties as assigned.


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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 a B.S. degree from an ABET accredited civil engineering or related program and no previous experience required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, required.

  • Successful certification as an Engineer Intern or Engineer In Training or the ability to receive the certification within 6 months of hire, required.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public. He/she must also have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with large and diverse groups.

  • 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.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites.

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Project software.

  • Familiarity with design and analysis tools including AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Plant 3D, ArcGIS, Innovyze/WaterCAD modeling, Innovyze/SewerCAD sewer modeling

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 traverse uneven rough terrain while performing field duties. 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.

Field duties will require the employee to traverse uneven or rough terrain under varying climatic conditions.

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 to loud.

Geographic locations are taken into consideration with respect to compensation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)