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KLJ Engineering Intern- Civil in Helena, Montana

This position is scheduled to start December 2021 or May 2022.

Position Purpose

As an Engineer Intern you will work closely with task managers and design leads to gain practical on-the-job experience and understanding of KLJ engineering and design standards. Interns gain fundamental engineering basics that align with ensuring KLJ continues to provide exceptional service to our clients. Position will experience design, quality calculations, plan sheet development, engineering reports, construction administration and other project deliverables.

Essential Functions

Apply knowledge of fundamental civil engineering principles and standards to individual project tasks

Learn and utilize design software to apply engineering standards of design

Construction observation/inspection and administration

Ensure compliance with KLJ quality standards

Utilize effective written and oral communication


Assist with elements of project design including calculation of quantities for cost estimating and bidding purposes

Increase design competency in software(s) associated with typical project requirements

Become familiar with details of putting together a set of plans

Effectively convey engineering analysis and results in written reports and documentation

Perform construction administration duties such as documenting activities, providing general oversight, and interacting with contractors, sub-contractors, residents and others.

May assist with preparation for public/client meetings


A high school diploma studying a degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering

Engineer-In-Training Certification or ability to obtain before becoming an Engineer in Training

Must possess basic MS Office skills including Word and Excel.

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


Previous Internship Experience in related 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:

Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to three miles per day

Frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds

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

Job will be posted until filled. The salary for this position is expected to range between $17- $22/hour dependent upon qualifications.

We have a vested interest in the personal, financial, and professional goals of our employees. We offer a competitive full suite benefit package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, short term incentive program, 401k, and employee stock ownership program. The options available for the 2021 plan year are described at .

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 .

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.