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Project Engineer

at Bartlett & West

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 1568
Keywords: engineer, modeling

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-ND-Bismarck
    Bartlett & West
    Job ID
    FLSA Status
    Service Group
    DOS - Water Resources
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Position Summary:

    This entry-level position will assist in designing civil engineering projects including focus areas of public works, regional water systems, energy, land development, transportation and/or railroad projects. The position includes training under a Registered Professional Engineer to increase functional and technical knowledge and skills.

    This position has a focus in water and wastewater projects. Project work will involve: pipeline distribution systems, elevated/ground storage, municipal or regional water supply systems, irrigation and water diversion structures, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and wastewater collection systems.


    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

    • Develops plans and specifications for water/wastewater projects.
    • Will focus on pipeline distribution systems, elevated/ground storage tanks, municipal or regional water supply systems, irrigation and water diversion systems, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and/or water collection systems design work.
    • Performs environmental studies and writes technical reports.
    • May assist with proposal preparations and fee development.
    • Utilizes AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Water/Sewer GEMS, InfoWater, ArcGIS, in-house water distribution design model to design and analyze projects.
    • Interacts with vendors in selection of equipment (pumps, pipe materials, valves, treatment equipment, storage tanks, SCADA systems, and metering equipment).
    • Performs evaluations of sites, alternate solutions, costs and other considerations for client needs.
    • Will act as part of a team of professionals headed by a Project Manager.
    • Although expected to work independently on most assignments, this position must be able to interact well with other team members and the manager relative to assigned aspects of the project.
    • Assists with preparation on engineering analysis, designs and calculations relative to the project assigned. Assists in writing technical engineering and design reports.
    • Provides contract administration, construction submittal reviews, Requests for Information (RFI), Engineer’s Supplemental Instruction (ESI), pay estimates/change orders, and other related activities. Attends industry events and becomes involved in the community.
    • Ability to work with conventional engineering practice including a variety of complex features like conflicting design requirements, suitability of conventional materials and difficult coordination requirements.
    • May perform quality assurance/quality control procedures in the field including field observation and materials testing.
    • Manages engineering work and interfaces with other disciplines as needed.
    • Typically handles multiple projects for multiple clients simultaneously.
    • Visits clients and job sites as needed to support project(s) and business development needs.
    • Serves as consultant on water/wastewater projects during construction phase.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Excellent listening and reading skills, including proofreading
    • Must be flexible to changes in work assignments on short notice and/or daily as changes occur in project needs
    • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
    • Knowledge of pipeline distribution systems, elevated/ground storage tanks, municipal and regional water supply systems, irrigation and water diversion systems, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and/or water collection systems
    • Credibility
    • Accountability in work performance
    • Analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Ability to achieve business results
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain amount of detail
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D, Water/Sewer GEMS, InfoWater, ArcGIS and water modeling software
    • Ability to embrace new technology and processes including learning other software programs as needed (Adobe, Bluebeam, Deltek Vision accounting and project planning software, Client Relationship Management software, etc.)
    • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership
    • Good time management skills with ability to handle complex deadline driven workload
    • Ability to work independently and within a team successfully

    Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field required.


    0-5 years engineering experience in water/wastewater. Knowledge/experience of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Water/Sewer GEMS, InfoWater, ArcGIS and water modeling software strongly preferred. E.I.T. preferred.

    Travel Expectations:

    Must be able to travel in-state and out-of-state on occasion, which usually would consist of visiting other office locations, project sites, attending seminars or business meetings. Minimum travel is 10% of the time depending on projects. Certain positions will require more travel. Travel expectations will be communicated through the employee-owner’s manager, and for newly open positions, travel expectations will be reflected in the job posting announcement. Driver’s license with clean driving record required.

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a listing of all functions and responsibilities that are required of this position. Employee owners are expected to take on additional responsibilities as requested.

    Bartlett & West partners with businesses and communities to build smarter, stronger, more connected infrastructure. From railroad GIS to industrial parks and city planning, we provide innovative technology and engineering solutions to clients worldwide. With deep industry knowledge and a passion for creative problem solving, we engineer better tomorrows.

    Bartlett & West is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with disability.