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KLJ Engineer- Civil Transportation in Helena, Montana

About Us

At KLJ, we love engineering, moving forward, and bringing ideas to life. Our work is more than a project, it's a long-term solution for the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience to our customers - every project, every time. We reimagine what projects can be through innovative planning, design, and support of infrastructure projects of all shapes and sizes. Join our team and reimagine what your career can be.

Position Purpose

The Civil Engineer serves a pivotal role in ensuring quality design and project deliverables that align with an exceptional client experience and KLJ engineering standards. Position may serve as technical lead, project, or task manager on projects. Position will be responsible for engineering and design tasks of increased complexity and impact.

Essential Functions

Apply civil engineering principles and standards to perform and direct engineering tasks

Design of, and the direction of the design of, project elements

Development of construction and bid documents in accordance with organization and client processes

Construction administration process and directing on-site construction observation

Quality Assurance and Quality Control review to ensure compliance with KLJ quality standards

Participate in and facilitate meetings with stakeholders and clients

Instruct, train and mentor group members

Utilize effective written and oral communication


Demonstrated civil engineering competencies

Responsible for the completion of project tasks independently or in teams

Plans, organizes and manages project elements including client management

Prepare, and review written reports and other documents

Assist with preparing for and facilitating public and/or client meetings with support from senior staff

Assist with scope, fee and schedule development

May market to existing or potential clients and obtain work

May be Engineer of Record for deliverables

May serve as a project/task manager or technical lead for medium scale projects with support from senior staff

May lead proposal and interview development with support from senior staff


Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited post-secondary institution

Professional Engineer license

Must possess MS Office skills including Word and Excel

Must have valid driver’s license and able to operate motorized vehicles


Civil or Construction Engineering Degree

Project Management experience

Prior Engineering Consultant Experience

Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work 40+ hours per week with 80% of the time spent in the office and 20% in the 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:

Frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds

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

The salary for this position is expected to range between $64,500 - $86,000 or depending on experience.

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

Job 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.