Build Relationships That Will Last a Lifetime

We’re humble, kind, and proud of the legacy we share. As a family-owned and operated company, you’ll never be just another employee. We are passionate about our work because we want it to last—and we want our people to have the support they need to go the distance, too. That’s why we craft teams based on individual strengths, encourage internal growth, and provide internships, apprenticeships, and training opportunities to help you shape your career. At J.W. Fowler, our legacy goes with you to every job site. You’ll build relationships within our company and in the greater world of heavy civil construction that will last a lifetime.


I’m fortunate to work with people that have many years of experience and are willing to share their knowledge to support my growth and the growth of the entire crew.
Jesus C.
Foreman at J.W. Fowler

Our Benefits


Overcoming Challenges Together

We’re here to help build the cities and towns along the West Coast and to inspire the next generation of construction personnel along the way. You’re a good fit for our team if you have a good attitude, a desire to perform at a high level, and the ability to grow in response to feedback. If you are a go-getter who collaborates with others, reach out to us. We’re always looking for great people to join our team.

Open Positions

Field & Operations

McMinnville, OR
Project Manager
Seattle, WA Area
Project Engineer
Portland, OR and Seattle, WA Area
Seattle, WA Area
Pipe Superintendent
Portland, OR Area
Pipe Foreman
Portland, OR Area
Mainline Foreman
Portland, OR Area
Dozer Operator
Portland, OR Area
Excavator Operator
Portland, OR Area
Portland, OR Area
Portland, OR Area


There are currently no open positions.


Equipment Division

There are currently no open positions.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Learn from the Experts

Apprenticeship is a "learn while you earn" system that provides the opportunity to master a trade by combining industry-standard technical instruction with structured, on-the-job learning. It's a direct pathway to a lifetime career that carries with it a sense of accomplishment, stability, good pay, and benefits that will support you and your loved ones.

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  • Is there a lot of travel?

    Travel can depend on your position, your specialty, and on your desire to travel. We strive to keep our crews local to our regions in Seattle, Portland, and San Diego but opportunities may present themselves to work cross-regionally.

  • Do you offer opportunities for advancement?

    Promoting from within is the way we do business. By presenting our employees with opportunities to challenge themselves and develop professionally, we become a stronger team.

  • What type of safety training is provided?

    Each region is staffed with a safety representative (RSR) that helps ensure the safety of our job sites and our team. Our RSR provide training on specialty topics, as well as routine training for standard knowledge and compliance purposes. While our Safety Representatives do a great job, they are also not afraid to reach out to agencies that specialize in certain topics to ensure our team gets the best training possible.

  • What are the sizes of the projects?

    Our projects range in size and specialty. From small projects under a million dollars to joint ventures over 150 million dollars, we do it all.

  • What locations do you cover?

    We primarily work out of our Seattle, Portland, and San Diego regions, but will provide our services wherever they are requested. Beyond our regions, we've completed projects in Hawaii, Utah, and Kentucky to name a few states!

  • What are your typical working hours?

    Your work week and hours depend on your position within J.W. Fowler and the project you are on. While most projects have a Monday through Friday, daytime work schedule, some projects do require night and weekend work.

  • What benefits are offered?

    J.W. Fowler offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes competitive wages, 401K, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • Is experience required?

    Experience may be required depending on the position. Our job descriptions will note any experience we hope you already have or any experience that is required for the position.

  • Do you require a background check?

    Background checks may be required depending on the project owner.

Equal Opportunity Employer

J.W. Fowler is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

It is our policy to select the best person available for each job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap unless the factor involved would prevent the proper performance of the work to be assigned. All employees are hired, assigned, transferred, promoted, upgraded, and compensated solely on the basis of merit, ability, and length of service. J.W. Fowler's goal is to maintain diversity in its workforce, we encourage qualified/qualifiable minorities, women, and veterans to apply.