DOWL Water Resources Project Designer in Billings, Montana
Are you passionate about water resources engineering? Are you looking for exciting new challenges as part of an established team?
DOWL is seeking an enthusiastic Water Resources Engineer to join our dams and irrigation group in Montana. DOWL’s team of Water Resource Engineers provides a wide range of services including rehabilitation and replacement designs of diverse water resources infrastructure; hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; stormwater master planning and design; watershed modeling; and stream restoration and fish passage design. Our most significant need is currently in the design and management of irrigation infrastructure projects. DOWL’s irrigation personnel provide analysis and design of irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation, modernization, and replacement projects with a diverse resume of unique projects. Our projects and clients span the western United States from Alaska to Arizona and from Montana to Washington. The position will involve a wide range of responsibilities and work assignments, including both office and field work.
Typical tasks for this position will include:
Assist with Project and Task Manager work for moderate to complex, interdisciplinary projects
Conduct field reviews and inspections of canals, dams, and other hydraulic structures
Planning, layout, and design for a variety of irrigation infrastructure rehabilitation, replacement, and modernization projects
Conduct hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and design of various types of hydraulic structures and provide supervision and technical review of similar work products developed by others
Assist with the development of irrigation rehabilitation and modernization master plans
Supervise preparation of construction drawings and specifications
Conduct periodic site visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of work
Assist in the completion of other Water Practice projects and tasks including bridges, culverts, drainage systems, dams, and other hydraulic facilities
The successful candidate will:
Develop creative and cost-effective design solutions to challenging water infrastructure projects
Participate in interdisciplinary teams and contribute in meaningful ways
Mentor and train junior staff
Communicate with project partners and clients
Apply state-of-the-art tools, including CAD, GIS, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS, to perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
Experience a diverse range of work environments
Travel locally and out of state to project sites for meetings or field work
Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks
To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herein 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
B.S. degree in a Civil, Agricultural, or Bioresource engineering program with significant coursework in water resources and at least 4 years of progressive experience in analysis and design experience in the water resource engineering field.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a M.S. degree and/or 7 or more years of progressive experience with analysis and design in the water resource engineering field.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
PE Required: This position is for a licensed engineer to practice geotechnical 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.
To review the full job description and to apply for this position, please go to our website: www.dowl.com.
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)