Civil Engineering Project Manager

Join our growing team at Peaks to Plains Design as a civil engineering project manager.  Peaks to Plains Design is a multi-disciplinary firm whose services range from the planning phase through construction contract administration.  Our firm is celebrating 15 years of excellence in 2018, with a wide-range of both public and private sector projects that encompass our portfolio.  The purpose of this position is to continue to grow our civil engineering service offerings throughout a four-state region based in Billings, Montana.

The ideal candidate must possess a professional engineering license and at least six years of civil engineering and project management experience.  In addition to being a self-directed individual, technical competence must include proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D, with any Microstation experience as a bonus.  We are interested in an engineer with a strong working knowledge of site development, subdivision, street and utility design, grading, storm water management, erosion control, specifications and preparing opinions of probable cost.  Additional experience in conducting engineering surveys, permitting and construction observations and contract administration is highly desirable.

Responsibilities will also include marketing, proposal and contract preparation and client relations.  Previous experience working with local, state and federal governments is highly desired.  If you enjoy dynamic projects, this position is right for you.  Some travel is required.

Peaks to Plains Design PC is a progressive firm that values a supportive, collaborative team approach and promotes continuing education, personal and professional development.  We offer a competitive salary and benefit package.  If you are ready to be considered for this position, please submit a letter of interest, including salary expectations, resume and list of past project experience to:

Jolene Rieck, Principal LA
Peaks to Plains Design PC
404 N. 31 St., Ste. 405
Billings, MT  59101

Senior Planner

Typical Functions

  • Performs advanced professional work related to variety of planning assignments
  • Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews consultant proposals
  • Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezonings, annexations, site plans, plats
  • Develops project budgets, administers bidding process, verifies contract expenditures and compliance
  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social & economic issues
  • Provides professional planning assistance to communities on varied land use projects
  • Develops transportation plans, studies and analyses on regional basis
  • Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, and others
  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans
  • Schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials
  • Presents reports and other findings to clients, Planning & Zoning Board, and Council and serves as liaison to such committees
  • Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings

Typical Knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
  • Well-developed knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as urban design, affordable housing, economic development or land use
  • Knowledge and experience in construction processes
  • Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection
  • Knowledge of effective writing techniques
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs, which may include Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS

Typical Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with elected/appointed officials or other decision-makers
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and staff management
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines

Minimum Qualifications Senior Planner, requires a bachelor's or master's degree in planning or related field and four years of professional planning experience. AICP Certification is preferred. Please provide a cover letter and resume, along with any work samples (written or graphic) demonstrating your experience with the items above.