Project Engineer - Missoula, MT

  • Blackfoot Communications
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time Construction Engineering Skilled Labor Telecommunications

Job Description


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Outside Plant Manager to ensure staking sheets on complex construction projects are clear and accurate for the crews. Act as a liaison with engineering vendors and engineering firms providing additional contract engineering to Blackfoot.
  • Plan and design complex or large outside plant construction additions including securing all required permits, easements, and preparing staking sheets.
  • Design fiber to the home (FTTH) service areas, all related OSP construction, and any other OSP approved projects.
  • Assist OSP Manager with short and long term planning for OSP cable, and facility management for all exchanges. May also do other special projects as assigned.
  • Coordinate complex highway relocation projects with road/highway regulatory agency, highway contractors, and internal construction crews or outside contractors.
  • Assist and provide advanced support to the OSP Team on plant design or permitting issues.


Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required to fulfill job function or as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of:
    • company policies, procedures, products and services.
    • general office practices and procedures.
    • complex engineering practices and principles.
    • industry regulations affecting engineering projects.
    • time management and organizational skills.
  • Skill to:
    • gather and report numerical data and produce statistical reports.
    • operate various office equipment such as a computer, copy machine, fax machine and multi-line telephone.
  • Ability to:
    • work independently.
    • think analytically and be a problem solver.
    • communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking, with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
    • work completely and accurately under time constraints and deadlines.
    • obtain and maintain a valid Montana driver’s license, have a good driving record and be insured under the Company insurance policy.
    • read, analyze, and interpret reports.
    • provide excellent customer service.
    • work in a safe and effective manner.


Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to the following education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Bachelors’ degree in electrical engineering or related field; 3-5 years of experience in an engineering related field working on telecommunications inside/outside facility management systems. Experience with engineering and plant computer programs, scheduling systems, CAD and spreadsheets is preferred.


Physical and Other Requirements:

This position may require 8 to 10 hour days, flexible hours and some weekends.

Physical Requirements



50- 74%


Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer.   Must be able to read and interpret test equipment.






Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and business contacts.

























Driving:   Including roadless and non-trailed areas.






Working Conditions:

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

            Generally good working conditions with the absence of disagreeable conditions. However, may be dirty or involve occasional exposure to some of the elements listed above and various weather conditions.


Additional Information:

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. Blackfoot reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.






Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well




Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization




3-5 years: AutoCAD

3-5 years: Scheduling Systems

3-5 years: Engineering and Plant Computer Programs

3-5 years: Inside/Outside Facility Management Systems

3-5 years: Telecommunications Industry