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KLJ Construction Management Field Engineer I in Billings, Montana


KLJ Engineering is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our growing construction management team as a Field Engineer I! In this role, you'll have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals while gaining hands-on experience in the field. If you're a quick learner with strong problem-solving skills and a desire to make an impact, we want to hear from you. Join us and kickstart your journey towards becoming a proficient field engineer! This position will require you to travel to one or more of KLJ's many project locations.

This position is responsible for gaining fundamental engineering basics that align with ensuring KLJ continues to provide exceptional service to our clients. The right person will be responsible for producing quality calculations, plan sheet development, engineering reports, construction administration and other project deliverables.

Your Growth Opportunity
  • Apply fundamental civil engineering principles and standards to individual project tasks
  • Utilize design software to apply engineering standards of design
  • Construction observation/inspection and administration
  • Ensure compliance with KLJ quality standards
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication

What you're responsible for

* Assist with elements of project design including calculation of quantities for cost estimating and bidding purposes
* Increase design competency in software(s) associated with typical project requirements
* Become familiar with, and competent in the details of putting together a set of plans
* Effectively convey engineering analysis and results in written reports and documentation
* Perform construction administration duties such as documenting activities, providing general oversight, and interacting with contractors, sub-contractors, residents and others.
* May assist with preparation for public/client meetings

What you'll need

* Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited post-secondary institution
* Must be able to obtain Engineer-In-Training Certification within 6 months of employment.
* Must possess basic MS Office skills including Word and Excel.
* Must have a valid driver's license and able to operate motorized vehicles


* Civil or Construction Engineering Degree
* Academic or on the job engineering design experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation or other design software.
* Desire to pursue Professional Engineer licensure
* Previous Internship Experience in related field

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described represent 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.

The employee is regularly required to:

* Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and crawl
* Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
* Talk or hear and communicate clearly

The employee must:

* Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to three miles per day
* Frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What else you need to know

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive and other duties may be assigned. It is a description of the job as presently defined and is subject at any time to revision. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed.

The salary for this position is expected to range between $60,000 and $72,000. This estimated salary represents the middle of the range. Factors that may be used to determine actual salary include education (or applicable experience), training, job location, competencies relevant to the role, and internal equity.

At KLJ, we offer a competitive full suite benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, performance bonus, 401k, employee stock ownership program and a flexible work environment that gives you options to support excelling both professionally and personally. The options available for the current year are described at

Who we are

Here at KLJ, we are Safe, Inclusive, Learners, Performers and Owners. We care that you get home safely. Every person, every idea, and every voice matters. We encourage personal and professional growth. We celebrate performance. As a 100% employee-owned firm, your decisions and efforts will help shape OUR great company.

Why work at KLJ

KLJ Engineering might be just the company you have been looking for. We are that perfect size - not so big that you become a number, not so small that our resources are limited. Here, you can be you, in all your engineering, surveying, planning and scientist glory. Just as you are. We embrace how much you love engineering, because we love it too. We love it when a road curves just right, when we see a familiar water tower on our drive home, or when we consider the fiber in the ground connects us to our friends and family. If you are looking to join a great firm, with amazing technical talent, we know just the place, here at KLJ.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the US, without employer-sponsorship. KLJ does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas and does not participate in any OPT training program.

KLJ will not be partnering with third-party recruiters on this position. Please review our third-party recruiting policy at

Position will be posted until filled.

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)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.