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DOWL Water Resource Intern in Billings, Montana



Are you interested in water resources engineering? Do you want to work with people that are also excited about water resources and that are nationally recognized for their expertise in hydrology, hydraulics, and hydraulic structures (e.g., dams)? If so, then consider applying to be the DOWL Water Resources Intern.

DOWL is looking for an enthusiastic intern to provide engineering assistance on a wide variety of engineering projects. The objective for this internship program is to find candidates that are passionate about water resources and provide personal, one-on-one mentorship to help them to realize their dreams of becoming a successful Water Resources Engineer. During the internship, the successful candidate will use GIS applications to determine watershed characteristics and develop map exhibits, and perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses using HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS, as well as support the other engineering discipline groups (e.g., geotechnical, transportation, structural), perform field work, and provide construction administration support.

DOWL is a growing, multidisciplinary consulting firm with offices throughout the western United States from Colorado to Alaska. DOWL’s business philosophy is: Inspiration, Innovation, and Integrity, and for over 50 years we’ve been doing just that – solving infrastructure challenges in extraordinary ways. At DOWL, we believe we’re in the business of developing exceptional engineers through execution of exceptional projects.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit us on the web at


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.

The minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • One to two years of college-level course work in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, preferably with a focus on water.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Desired qualifications also include:

  • Prior work experience in construction or civil engineering related fields

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D knowledge and experience is highly desirable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist with field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, technical report writing, final design, and construction inspection.

  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses using computer applications such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and HY-8.

  • Other engineering related duties as assigned.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries 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.

  • Able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as statistics, probabilities, and trigonometry.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is required to talk and to hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment is generally an office setting, but intermittent field work is expected. The noise level in the office environment is usually moderate, while noise on construction sites may be high and require the use of hearing protection.

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)