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DOWL Bridge Project Engineer 2 in Billings, Montana



The Bridge Project Engineer is responsible for leading the bridge design and analysis efforts on a variety of engineering projects. The person in this position must be a licensed engineer to practice bridge 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. The person in this position will show a strong knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and be able to quickly learn and apply other design codes as necessary to meet project objectives. The person in this position is also expected to work well with others, absorb and apply constructive criticism and seek guidance from more experienced team members; as well as provide guidance to less experienced team members as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Independently perform bridge engineering related calculations, analysis, and design tasks

  • Independently write technical specifications, reports, and other correspondence to a variety of audiences

  • Learn and apply OBEC standards and best practices

  • Work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams

  • Lead the design efforts in the role of engineer-of-record on a variety of project types

  • Perform independent checking of the design work of other team members

  • Mentor and oversee the work of less experienced design team members

  • Efficiently work with drafters to assemble complete and accurate engineering plans

  • Work efficiently to meet deadlines and complete projects within a given amount of time

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to meet project budgets and schedules

  • Expertly employ a variety of design codes related to the industry

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, structural) from an accredited university and at least six (6) years of experience. A Master's degree focused in civil or structural engineering is preferred and shall substitute for one years' worth of experience.


This position must be a licensed engineer to practice bridge 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.

Previous experience/skills:


  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Strong understanding of structural behavior and mechanics of materials.

  • Accurately complete engineering calculations for all major material types including: concrete, steel, timber, and/or masonry

  • Exceptional technical and communication skills

  • Strong organization skills

  • Advanced level proficiency with one or more of the following structural analysis programs: SAP2000, Risa3D, Midas, or GTStrudl

  • Advanced level proficiency with MathCAD

  • Advanced knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

  • Advanced understanding of seismic design principles and non-linear analysis techniques


  • Interact with clients, contractors, suppliers and teaming partners in a professional manner to develop project solutions.

  • Follows and contributes to the development of established procedures and standards; exercises strong engineering and ethical judgment

  • Independently complete projects in an accurate, efficient, and organized manner so that they can be easily followed and quickly reviewed by other bridge staff

  • Work as lead engineer on small to moderate sized design projects, and within a team of engineers on projects of moderate to large size

  • Accountable for technical performance on projects, and for successful completion of assigned tasks in the required timeframes and within the allotted budget

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

This work is typically done within an office environment with occasional field work at project/construction sites. When field assignments are required, the working conditions/physical requirements for field staff apply.

  • Normal working hours will be 8 am – 5 pm, but may vary depending on project demands

  • Overtime work may be required based on work deadlines

  • Extended periods of sitting, standing, and walking around the office; occasional field assignment supporting engineering design functions

  • Ability to move, lift, pull, and push 30 - 50 lbs.

  • Prolonged physical activity involving standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, pulling, and swinging.

  • Strong balance and agility to occasionally climb ladders and/or crawl through openings

  • Some travel may be required for this position: Working out of area, out of state, or across the state may be required

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)