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DOWL Transportation Engineer - Entry-Mid 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!


This is a full-time position to assist with project management and transportation engineering duties within the Transportation Practice Area. This position will provide support for transportation design, transportation planning, and traffic engineering projects. This position is expected to perform a variety of design and planning tasks with minimal supervision.

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 Billings 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:

  • Prepare fee proposals/goal proposals for new projects.

  • Provide assistance with overall project management.

  • Delegate project assignments to engineers and technicians.

  • Manage budgets and schedules.

  • Provide traffic engineering, planning, design, and public involvement support for transportation projects.

  • Provide construction engineering management of roadway construction projects.

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

  • Provide MicroStation and AutoCAD drafting requirements in support of design projects.

  • Perform field reviews and collect data for projects.

  • Write, review, and edit planning and engineering documents.

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

  • Prepare for and present projects at public meetings.

  • 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.

  • Assist with project marketing and responses to Requests for Proposals.

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

  • Estimate construction costs.

  • Conduct planning level transportation studies.

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

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.

  • Other engineering related 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 4 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

  • MicroStation and GIS knowledge and experience is highly desirable.

  • Traffic engineering software including McTrans, Synchro and TransCAD or PTV experience is highly desirable.

  • 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.

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.

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)