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KLJ Senior Drinking Water Engineer- MT, MN, SD in Helena, Montana

Primary Location:

Helena, MT

Other Locations:

Kalispell, MT

Great Falls, MT,

Sioux Falls, SD

Rapid City, SD

St Paul, MN

Essential Functions

Apply civil engineering principles and standards to perform and direct engineering tasks that may include:

Water supply

Water treatment

Transmission and distribution systems

Pump stations

Storage reservoirs

Utility management and assessments

Ensure proper engineering practices and techniques are used by project team by providing direction, review, and support

Effectively complete large-scale and complex projects with minimal support

Demonstrate competency in multiple project phases (studies, master planning, design, construction, etc.)

Assist completing design tasks and construction administration/observation activities

Lead Quality Assurance and Quality Control reviews on multidisciplinary projects to ensure compliance with KLJ quality standards

Instruct, train and mentor group members

Facilitate internal and external meetings

Utilize effective written and oral communication


Serve as engineer of record (EOR), discipline lead, project manager, or client manager and provide overall project oversight

Lead and manage multiple project teams ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget

Provide technical expertise on a wide array of discipline specific projects/project elements including design, specifications, plans, maps, and project execution within the approved schedule and budget

Responsible for the coordination, review and completion of reports, environmental compliance, design calculations, plans, specifications, cost estimates, construction documents

Responsible for coordination and communication with the KLJ team, subconsultants, agencies, contractors and other stakeholders

Provide input on business development strategy and lead project pursuits, proposals and interviews

Assist with client relations outside of specific projects


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

PE is required

Demonstrated competency with markets, clients and project execution

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


Post graduate degree in specialized field

Certifications in identified specialization

Project Management experience

Client Management experience

Prior Engineering Consultant Experience

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.

Other Duties

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive or restrictive and other duties may be assigned. It is a description of the job as presently defined, and is subject at any time to revision. This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Individuals may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities, as needed.

At KLJ, we have a vested interest in the personal, financial, and professional goals of our employees. The salary for this position is expected to range between $94,545-115,555. This estimated salary represents the middle of the range. Factors that may be used to determine actual salary include education (or applicable experience), training, job location, competencies relevant to the role, and internal equity.

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.

Position is open 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.