"A Holistic Approach to Site & Building Design"
OWTS Engineer/Field Technician
Part Time / Full Time with Flexible Schedule
Pay Grade:
$23-$28 hour, Dependent on Qualifications
Fairplay, Breckenridge, Silver Cliff, Canon City, and Counties: Park, Summit, Custer, Freemont, and Surrounding Areas
Significant Presence at the Office is Required.
Job Description

This position entails the calculation and design of residential On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), performing preliminary field work to determine the best location for design, conducting installation inspections, and creating and maintaining records for these. The person who fills this position should be a self-motivated individual who has a commitment to excellence, creativity, respect, and accountability.

Duties and Responsibilies

→   Perform standard field work following established procedures including contour/site slope evaluation, soil treatment area (STA) size calculations and the preliminary staking of such in conformance with state and local regulations, e.g. setbacks and sizing criteria, and soil profile hole examination/sample collection and geotechnical laboratory analysis at our Fairplay office.

→   Discuss field observations and test results with the property owner and/or contractor to ensure adequate project execution with accuracy and timely reporting.

→   Use computer aided drafting (CAD) software to prepare site plans and OWTS designs, including the work-up of cross sections and other standard details, in addition to the integration of field notes and laboratory soils testing results.

→   Perform site visits and installation inspections to ensure conformance with state and local regulations as well as the design.

→   Collect measurements in the field sufficient to create site sketches for as-built record drawings when construction is nearing completion.

→   Maintain a quality program by performing some equipment checks and calibrations.

→   Obtain necessary field technician certifications and continuing education.


Some of our clients build in remote mountainous terrain and this may require a strong-willed individual adept to living and working in this type of environment. Good driving skills, situational awareness, and backcountry preparedness are necessary. At times it will be necessary to drive in icy/snowy conditions with limited visibility, and a 4x4 or AWD vehicle will be necessary to commute to work. Once at work, a company vehicle will generally be available for use for transportation between job sites.

Good communication skills, a willingness to learn, good focus, with attention to details and self-motivation
High school diploma or equivalent
Competency with Microsoft Office programs e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel
Good math aptitude
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record and familiarity with driving in a mountain environment (see description above)
Applicant should be in good physical condition, capable of performing field and office work, and lifting up to 50 pounds regularly
Work at high elevations above 10,000 feet
Good AutoCAD and/or BricsCAD aptitude or the ability to learn on your own – 2000 or a newer version/year is acceptable
Thorough familiarity with septic systems, residential construction, and reading plats
CPOW or NAWT association/certifications are a plus
Additional Information

Benefits for full-time employees include paid vacation, paid sick leave, and a $30/month cell phone reimbursement. Bonuses are based on the company’s performance and your personal contributions, and are typically provided in autumn of each year. If your contributions are greater than your bonus, then we prefer to adjust your salary or give you some additional paid time off. Littlehorn Engineering, LLC is a small firm, but offers a vast array of services for commercial and residential construction, encompassing specializations in the civil, structural, environmental and architectural fields. Our team of professionals specializes in the necessary disciplines required for Colorado properties, which are sometimes comprised of difficult soils, wetlands, steep terrain, and other site-challenging characteristics.

To Apply

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Littlehorn Engineering, LLC
Career Opportunities
205 Fourth Street
Silver Cliff, CO 81252

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