PW Project Engineer

  • Missoula, Montana
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $29.00 - $32.81 Hourly USD

Job Description


  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted.
  • Please include with your application the following attachments: College transcripts (unofficial copies accepted), documentation of licensure as a Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern.
  • Incomplete applications may be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
Provides technical expertise and performs engineering duties for the Public Works Department related to bridges, culverts, levees, storm water discharge and management, subdivision review, construction plan review, permit review and approval, and other general civil engineering work.

Representative Examples of Work

Performs field inspections of county-maintained bridges and culverts in conformance with federal inspection standards. Identifies deficiencies; makes recommendations on maintenance, rehabilitation, replacement, or closure. Maintains records and files of inspections, maintenance, and repairs for all county-maintained structures. Provides bridge related information to other departments, agencies, and the public when requested. Assists with the design of plans for bridge repair and with on-site pre-design work for bridge construction. Prepares cost estimates for repairs or construction. Provides oversight and technical direction for maintenance, repair, and construction work. Accepts or rejects field changes during construction. Inspects completed bridge repair and construction for compliance with plans and specifications. Performs inspections on county-maintained levees and makes recommendations on maintenance needs. Completes any necessary reporting for the levees. Coordinates with Public Works team, County Flood Plain Administrator, and the Army Corps of Engineers regarding maintenance and reporting on the levees. Provides assistance to the Army Corps while conducting levee inspection. Acts as a lead person while coordinating with other county departments to implement a federally mandated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program. Performs storm water inspections on county facilities, outfalls, and construction sites to prevent the pollution of waterways. Responsible for annual reporting to the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the County and responds to audits as required. Reviews and approves approach and land use permits. Reviews site plans, grading plans, and storm water reports for new development. Inspects active construction sites and completed projects for final approval and compliance with approved plans and the County Public Works manual. Prepares environmentally sensitive permit applications for the Public Works Department for approval from other State and Federal agencies. Attends meetings for Public Works engineering concerns as needed. Assists with subdivision review for engineering concerns. Performs other general civil engineering work as required or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree is required. Degree best suited to this position is civil engineering. Requires three years of experience in civil engineering or in the civil construction trades. Experience with construction plan development, construction oversight, and inspection desired. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Requires a valid Montana Driver’s license. Requires licensure as a Professional Engineer or Engineering Intern. Requires FHWA Bridge Inspector Certification and Level II SWPPP Administrator Certification or ability to obtain these certifications within one year of hire.

Physical/Environmental Demands

Approximately 50% of the work time involves sitting, working at a computer terminal. Work requires attendance at meetings or conferences and may require travel out of town. Approximately 50% of the work time involves trips into the field. Field work requires standing, walking on uneven surfaces; climbing under bridges, up ladders and down into manholes or other confined spaces; may require work lying on your back; frequent bending, stooping, kneeling and crawling; and regular lifting and carrying in the medium range (up to 50#) and occasional lifting of greater than 50 lbs. Work requires use of hand tools (hammers, shovels, pick axes) requiring considerable physical exertion. Requires periods of work in extreme weather conditions and under bridges, near fast moving water, on slick rocks.

This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits– Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan– Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System– Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)– A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave– Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave– Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays– The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

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