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Water Resources Engineer 5 (Helena and Bozeman, MT)

Company: OBEC Consulting Engineers
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


This is a full-time position to provide engineering and project management assistance in the Water Resource Practice Area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in marketing the services of the Water Practice and other company service lines.
  • Prepare proposals for new projects and maintain client relations.
  • Mentor and supervise other engineers.
  • Planning and design for a variety of water resources projects.
  • Duties include field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, technical report writing, and final design.
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses related to the design of culverts, bridges, irrigation canals, dams, storm drainage systems, water distribution and sanitary collection systems and other hydraulic structures or facilities.
  • Conduct periodic visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work.
  • Coordination of support staff including word processors, surveyors, CADD drafters, GIS technicians, inspectors, and third-party vendors.
  • Provide timely answers to clients on diverse engineering matters.
  • Manage budgets and schedules and monitor project performance using DOWL Project Management procedures and tools.
  • Travel locally and occasionally out of state to project sites for meetings or field work.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises a team of engineers (from intern to level 4) in the sub-practice area and possibly the office as well. 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 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.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical subjects. 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.
  • Familiarity with Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis software.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, and ArcGIS is 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.

Keywords: OBEC Consulting Engineers, Bozeman , Water Resources Engineer 5 (Helena and Bozeman, MT), Other , Bozeman, Montana

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