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DOWL Transportation Engineer - Mid-Level in Bozeman, Montana



This is a full-time position to provide project management and transportation engineering assistance to the Transportation Engineering Sub-Practice Area.

DOWL is looking for a hardworking, motivated, and highly organized Transportation Engineer who possesses the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, professional environment. A successful candidate is a multi-talented mid- to senior-level engineer responsible for designing and managing transportation-related projects. This is an immediate full-time opportunity in our Bozeman or Helena office.

  • Work with great clients including local, state departments of transportation, and federal clients on exciting roadway, traffic, and safety studies and projects.

  • Design facilities and roadways for Federal clients including the National Park Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the United States Forest Service.

  • Engage in diverse work teams that are spread throughout our company and learn from technical experts with decades of experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinates a team of engineering technicians and lower-level civil engineers during the execution of a work plan for a variety of engineering design and planning projects.

  • Market potential clients and prepare fee proposals/goal proposals for new projects.

  • Provide overall project management.

  • Delegate project assignments to engineers and technicians.

  • Manage budgets and schedules.

  • Perform engineering calculations in support of civil engineering design projects.

  • Coordinate AutoCAD and/or Microstation drafting requirements in support of civil engineering design projects.

  • Coordinate with government agencies, client staff, and other professionals to obtain design information and approvals.

  • Prepare and route project related correspondence and record keeping.

  • Conduct periodic site visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work.

  • Write and edit construction specifications and engineering reports.

  • Conduct planning level transportation studies.

  • Assist with public involvement in support of design and planning projects.

  • Tabulate bid items and calculate construction bid quantities from plans and specifications. Estimate construction costs.

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.

  • Other engineering related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises a team of transportation engineers (from intern to level 4). Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications. 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 10 years’ progressive experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • PE Required: This position is for a licensed engineer to practice transportation 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.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • AutoCAD/MicroStation knowledge and experience is highly desirable.

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 10 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.

Salary Range: $89,962 - $134,944

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)