Solid Waste Engineer

Boise Solid Waste Engineer (ISW.24.07.08)

Great West Engineering, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Solid Waste Engineer looking for a new challenge. Our solid waste group specializes in solving issues related to solid waste management and environmental protection across the northwest. Work in this dynamic field of engineering offers variety, challenges, and opportunities for growth and learning. The solid waste group also collaborates with other groups across the company to provide full civil engineering services to our clients.

Join our team today and make an impact in the communities in which we live, work, and play.

See 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


  • Designing waste management and recycling facilities, including transfer stations, recycling centers, composting sites, landfills, scale facilities, and holding ponds.
  • Develop drawings and specifications that consider factors such as types of waste, environmental impacts, and regulatory requirements.
  • Preparing engineering reports for waste management systems and processes.
  • Preparing designs and calculations for system components related to solid waste management, including sewer, water, and stormwater systems, roads, and miscellaneous infrastructure.
  • Conducting 3D computer-aided site modeling for design.
  • Supporting management of projects from planning through implementation, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Conducting engineering calculations for sizing and layout of waste management infrastructure and features.


  • Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a BS in Engineering with 4+ years of engineering experience; Solid Waste Engineering experience and/or consulting experience is preferred.
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D design experience is required.
  • EI required or the ability to get the required license within six months of hire; PE is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and take direction, all to support team goals.
  • Excellent work ethic and a comprehensive understanding of engineering principles.
  • Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus Time for Billable Overtime Hours
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • 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
  • Continuing Education
  • Family-Oriented Environment
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • First-Time Home Buyers Program
  • Parental Leave

Primary Location(s):  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]