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Project Engineer

Bozeman, MT · Architecture/Engineering

Position Title:

Project Engineer

Position Description:

Completes engineering projects by organizing and controlling project elements.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • May serve at the direction of the Project Manager, Senior Engineer, or Principal
  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with management.
  • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements; assigning personnel to phases and elements; reviewing bids from contractors.
  • Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates.
  • Confirms product performance by designing and conducting tests.
  • Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements.
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; resolving problems.
  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, and plan and schedule changes; recommending actions.
  • Controls project costs by approving expenditures; administering contractor contracts.
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Maintains project data base by entering and backing up data.
  • Maintains product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requirements: Analysis, Design Skills, Project Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Process Improvement, Technical Understanding, Documentation Skills, Safety Management, and Supervision.
  • Design skills and technical understanding of engineering fields that may include
    • transportation related design;
    • water distribution and treatment;
    • sewer collection and treatment;
    • structural engineering; and
    • storm water drainage, including hydrology and hydraulics.
  • Skill and experience in the project management process
  • clip_image001.gifKnowledge of engineering related support services that may include survey, geotechnical practices, material testing, permitting requirements, and construction management/inspection
  • Knowledge of safety management practices and ability to direct a project team in safety related practices
  • Ability to supervise other professionals and manage sub-contracted service contractors
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Communication and writing skills
  • Documentation skills
  • Ability to write and review contract documents and specifications
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and clientele in a team-oriented environment
  • Capability to conduct public relations activities required for projects which may include client contact, city and county governments, state agencies, federal agencies, and public meetings.

Required Education and Experience:

B.A. or B.S. in Civil Engineering, Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), minimum of 4 years of engineering experience, including EI experience.

Physical Demands (if any):

Field operations may include walking and standing for extended periods of time and/or lifting equipment in excess of 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

Project Engineers can be located either in the Stahly Engineering Bozeman or Helena office and/or in temporary field offices operating for extended periods of time. Must be prepared for both the office environment and field operations.
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