Grant Writer

Grant Writer

Great West Engineering, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Grant Writer who is ready for a new challenge.  Join our team today and make an impact in the communities in which we live, work, and play.



 Life at Great West Engineering

For more than 35 years, Great West Engineering has been creating infrastructure solutions for public agencies and private industry.  Great West Engineering continually seeks out the best talent because we believe our employees are the key to our success as an organization. Our employees are treated with respect and fairness.  We work as a cooperative team on every project, and each employee’s input is not only solicited, but valued!  Great West is committed to developing the capabilities of our employees through training and professional development.  Great West Engineering aims to build a long-lasting legacy of quality relationships with both our clients and our employees, which is the key to developing superior engineering projects.

Our Purpose: 
Provide a better quality of life by improving the world in which we work and live and creating a sense of community for our staff.
Our Core Values: 
Client Commitment  |  Quality Solutions  |  Empowered Employees


50% of this position is grant writing, which includes the following:

  • The position requires excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • The position will involve daily communication with clients and state and federal infrastructure funding programs.
  • Writes and edits various sections of grants for spelling, grammar, accuracy, completeness, consistency, clarity, conciseness, readability for audience intended, and adherence to agency requirements.
  • Conducts research to collect information required for grant applications per direction of the project manager and funding manager.
  • Works with project managers to build realistic project budgets that meet all funding agency requirements.
  • Responds to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals.
  • Helps plan, schedule and coordinate public hearings for grant applications.

50% of this position is grant administration and compliance, which includes the following:

  • Conducts grant administration to ensure compliance with state and federal funding agency  requirements.
  • Prepares project reimbursement requests and ensures accuracy of project budgets.
  • Manages project budgets.
  • Ensures timely information is sent to funding agencies so reimbursement requests are paid out quickly.
  • The position will involve daily communication with clients and state and federal infrastructure funding programs.
  • Works closely with counties, cities, and Districts to ensure project funding is utilized according to funding agency terms and guidelines.
  • Provides labor compliance on all grant funded construction projects.
  • Oversees project start-up, quarterly reports, and project close-out with funding agencies.
  • Keeps accurate and comprehensive files.  Supports our clients during funding agency monitoring visits.


  • Top candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, English, Language Arts, or the equivalent gained through relevant experience and/or training. 

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus Time for Billable Overtime Hours
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Traditional & Roth 401k plans with Immediate Company Match
  • Paid Health Insurance for Employee (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Short & Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick & Vacation Time
  • Family-Oriented Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • First-Time Home Buyers Program

Potential Location(s):  Billings, Great Falls, or Helena, MT; Spokane, WA; or Boise, ID

Schedule:  Full-time 

Please send your cover letter and resume to the address below:
Great West Engineering, Inc.
2501 Belt View
Helena, MT  59601
(406) 449-8627
e-mail: [email protected]