Anderson-Montgomery Consulting Engineers is an engineering firm headquartered in Helena and staffed with individuals with long-standing Montana infrastructure planning, design, construction and grant writing/management experience. We are a small engineering firm, established in July 2000 and committed to providing clients with high quality engineering services and personalized attention at a very reasonable cost. Paul Montgomery, P.E., is President of AMCE, with over 35 years of consulting and regulatory experience.

Our staff has worked extensively with communities throughout Montana to address their engineering needs, at a reasonable cost. All municipal projects posed unique challenges, from land acquisition, permitting and technical issues, to funding and public education. We eagerly accept and resolve these challenges, leaving our clients with a successful project. It is our goal to provide complete engineering services, including technical, regulatory and financial solutions to allow project implementation. As a small company competing against larger firms, we work harder to provide the service our clients want and need.


Paul MontgomeryPaul Montgomery, P.E., and President of AMCE, is a Montana native and earned his Civil Engineering Bachelor’s Degree at Montana State University. Paul has over 35 years of professional experience - planning, designing, grant writing/administration and implementing municipal and commercial infrastructure projects, primarily wastewater, water, stormwater and transportation projects in Montana and Minnesota. Prior to 1997, Paul worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with over 10 years of technical and regulatory experience in federal and state wastewater management programs, including wastewater permitting and beneficial reuse of municipal biosolids. As a co-owner of AMCE since its incorporation in 2000, and now sole owner, Paul enthusiastically approaches all projects as a new challenge. From a $20M state-of-the-art mechanical wastewater treatment facility, to an innovative biosolids composting plant, to a one-block watermain extension or bike/pedestrian trail, it is his goal to provide engineering services that the client can be proud of and can afford. Paul is a past President of the Montana Water Environment Association, active member of ASCE, a certified Master Scuba Diver and avid outdoorsman. When away from work, he is usually on or underwater, in the backcountry or turning wooden bowls.

Adam EckhartAdam Eckhart, P.E., and Vice President of AMCE, is a Montana native and earned his Mechanical Engineering Degree at the Montana State University. Adam has a decade of professional experience in design, drafting, project management and construction inspection for water, wastewater, and transportation facility projects. Some projects that showcase this experience include Montana State Hospital Backup Water System, Montana State Hospital Wastewater Treatment Improvements, Whitefish Wastewater Treatment Improvements, City of Missoula Biosolids, Ptarmigan Village Wastewater Treatment Facility, and Flathead Lake Biological Station Collection System, Lift Station and WWTP design. Adam works diligently to provide cost effective solutions that clients can be excited about implementing into their community. Outside of work, you can find Adam spending his time with family and friends in the great outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting, picking huckleberries and exploring the many opportunities Montana has to offer!

Jessica JensenJessica Jensen is our Office Manager. She has 10+ years of office management experience. Jessica graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelors’ degree in Business Management. She worked in administration and office management in Bozeman and Conrad, before moving to Helena with her family in 2020. Her duties at AMCE consist of processing payroll and tax payments, management of the company website, worker’s compensation, retirement accounts, health insurance and liability insurance policies. Funding administration duties include assisting with grant applications, bid-tabulations, document preparation, verifying payroll wages and submitting funding packages.


Scott AndersonScott Anderson, P.E., was the prior President of Anderson-Montgomery since incorporation in 2000. He is semi-retired but continues to support our firm and be involved in projects. As a consultant, Scott has worked on all aspects of municipal infrastructure projects including new water and wastewater collection or distribution systems, treatment and disposal systems as well as existing system upgrades. Prior to 1995, he managed the Wastewater Technical and Financial Section and the State Revolving Loan program for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for 18 years. Scott has over 38 years of experience in the infrastructure field, encompassing both the technical and financial aspects of project implementation. Scott’s education was provided by the University of Idaho and Montana State University. Scott has served as the President and National Director of the Montana Water Environment Association.

Jim MelstadJim Melstad, P.E., had been a Senior Project Engineer with AMCE for over a decade. He is now semi-retired but continues to be involved in current projects and provide support. Jim came to the firm as an expert in water system regulation, design and construction. Mr. Melstad managed the Montana Public Water Supply program at MDEQ for many years which included compliance monitoring, water & wastewater operator certification, operator training, data management, contract administration, engineering plan review, compliance inspections, technical assistance, and rule-making. Prior to joining AMCE, Jim worked for a national consulting firm which provided technical assistance to the US EPA, the State of Montana, the State of Washington and other clients. Jim earned his undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees from South Dakota State University. Jim has served as the President and National Director of the Montana Section of the American Water Works Association.




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