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DOWL Water Resources Designer 1 in Billings, Montana

Description

Are you passionate about water resources engineering? Are you looking for exciting new challenges?

DOWL is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Water Resources Designer to join our Water Group in Billings, Montana. DOWL’s Water Group is recognized for its expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, bridge opening design, highway drainage design, rehabilitation of dams and other hydraulic structures, urban drainage planning and design, irrigation design, floodplain studies, and construction administration. The position will involve a wide range of responsibilities and work assignments, including both office and field work.

Typical tasks include:

  • Inspection and assessment of hydraulic structures and conveyance systems

  • Topographic and bathymetric surveys

  • Hydrologic analysis to determine design flows

  • Hydraulic analysis and design of hydraulic structures and conveyance systems

  • Develop and evaluate alternatives for hydraulic structures and conveyance systems

  • Produce construction drawings and specifications

  • GIS mapping and exhibit creation

  • Write reports

  • Construction administration and inspection

The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams and contribute in meaningful ways

  • Communicate with project partners and clients

  • Apply state-of-the-art tools, including GIS, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS, to perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses

  • Use Autodesk Civil 3D and/or MicroStation to produce construction drawings

  • Experience a diverse range of work environments

  • Develop creative and cost effective design solutions to challenging water infrastructure projects

DOWL is a growing, interdisciplinary consulting firm with offices throughout the western states and 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 www.DOWL.com.

Highlight of Qualifications (see below for complete job description)

The minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or a related engineering discipline

  • Have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Desired qualifications also include:

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, or a related engineering discipline

  • An academic emphasis in hydrology and/or hydraulics

  • Experience in the use of HY-8, Autodesk Storm & Sanitary Analysis, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation

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.

Full Job Description

Summary

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 with the planning and design of a variety of water resources projects.

  • Conduct field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, technical report writing, final design, and construction inspection. Conduct watershed modeling and hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and designs related to stream restoration and fish passage, irrigation canals, dams, storm drainage systems, bridges, and culverts.

  • Perform construction inspection and surveying support as necessary.

  • Coordinate support staff including word processors, surveyors, CADD drafters, GIS technicians, and resident inspectors.

  • Travel locally and out of state to project sites for meetings or field work.

  • In collaboration with team, produce SWPPPs and perform SWPPP inspections.

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.

  • Other engineering related duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited Civil, Agricultural, or Bioresource engineering program with an emphasis in water resources or the requisite years of progressive engineering experience and educational study, as prescribed by the local jurisdiction, to be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Related analysis and design experience is desirable.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam is required or the requisite years of progressive engineering experience and educational study, as prescribed by the local jurisdiction, to be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Certification as an E.I./EIT is required.

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

  • 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. He/she must also have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with large and diverse groups.

  • 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.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites.

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Project software.

  • Familiarity with Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis software such as HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS.

  • Civil3D, MicrosStation, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS knowledge and experience is highly 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 traverse uneven rough terrain while performing field duties. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Field duties will require the employee to traverse uneven or rough terrain under varying climatic conditions.

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 to loud.

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)

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