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Water/Wastewater Engineer
Helena, MT – Preferred
Bozeman, MT
Kalispell, MT
$75,000 to $110,000/year
Depends on Experience
Regular Full-Time
Open until filled


ROBERT PECCIA & ASSOCIATES (RPA) is seeking a talented and motivated mid-to senior-level Water/Wastewater Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a key member of our Water/Wastewater Group, you will be at the forefront of a variety of projects, specializing in surface and groundwater supply development, wastewater collection, and treatment systems for municipal clients. The ideal candidate will bring technical expertise, self-motivation, leadership skills, and a collaborative spirit to contribute to the success of our projects.

Company Culture and Benefits

RPA is an award-winning 100% employee-owned (ESOP) full-service civil engineering, planning, and land surveying firm with offices in Helena, Kalispell, and Bozeman, Montana. We take pride in our personalized service and sterling reputation for designing practical and sustainable engineering solutions for public and private clients across the northwest. We are an employee-focused company and offer excellent benefits, family-oriented atmosphere, and great work/home life balance.

We are proud of our dedication to client service and commitment to our staff. Some of our core values are listening, respect, integrity, empowerment, teamwork, and social responsibility. RPA offers a flexible, friendly work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We provide exceptional benefits that include:

  • 100% employee-owned company.
  • Employer retirement contributions of up to 25 percent of earnings with no employee match required.
  • Generous firm-wide bonus structure for all employees in addition to performance-based project profit distributions.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Paid time for any hours exceeding 40 per week.
  • Three (3) weeks of paid annual leave per year for new employees; four (4) weeks after service time requirements.
  • Seven (7) paid holidays plus two (2) paid personal days per year.
  • Six (6) days of paid sick leave per year.
  • Paid health insurance, HSA, and flexible medical spending options.
  • Paid professional registrations, continuing education, and leadership training.
  • Matching charitable donations through RPA Gives Program.
  • Leadership and career growth opportunities through involvement in company committees and boards.
  • Outstanding quality of life in beautiful Montana office locations.
RPA is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and collaborate on projects related to water supply, treatment, and distribution facilities for communities of all sizes.
  • Contribute to the design and optimization of water treatment processes, employing both conventional physical/chemical methods and alternative systems.
  • Play a key role in the planning and execution of surface and groundwater supply development initiatives.
  • Design, implement, and optimize wastewater collection and treatment systems, including treatment plants, lagoons, and sewage pumping stations.

Provide expertise and support in the preparation of planning reports for water/wastewater projects.


Individual qualities that the company looks for are self-motivation, intelligence, common sense, industriousness, and the ability to communicate and work well with people. We will consider applicants with varied experience levels but are most focused on qualified individuals who exhibit leadership skills and strong technical engineering knowledge. The following are desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • Professional Engineering license in Montana or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
  • Superior attention to detail, technical proficiency, and desire to work as a team.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work within established deadlines.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to be an active participant in our employee-owned culture and alignment with our Core Values.

The following outlines additional position qualifications:

  • Project Engineer: 4-8 years of experience in water/wastewater engineering.
  • Project Manager: 8+ years of experience in water/wastewater engineering; demonstrated experience managing relevant projects.


If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume along with application to: