• Granite Mountain Memorial (GMMA)

    GMMA is an icon representing Butte’s mining heritage. In 1917, one of the deadliest disasters in metal mining history occurred. Pioneer successfully completed Superfund remediation within the strict confines of an existing community, turning a previously unusable area into a viable community park. Learn More »

  • McLaren Tailings Reclamation

    National Award Winning Project for Exemplary Engineering Achievement. The McLaren Tailings Site has contributed to acid mine drainage into the Butte Soda Creek, which leads to Yellowstone Park. Pioneer developed a corrective design to stabilize surrounding water sources and removed mine tailings.
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  • Whitney Canyon Gas Plant

    Whitney Canyon Gas Plant was closed due to declining gas production; Pioneer Technical has been brought in to reclaim the site.
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  • Musselshell River Floodplain Study

    Pioneer conducted a bathymetric survey, hydraulic structure assessment, and hydrologic analysis for the Musselshell River Floodplain Study.
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Welcome to Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. is an employee-owned full-service engineering and environmental services firm. Pioneer’s corporate office is located in Butte, Montana, with branch offices throughout the northwest. Pioneer was founded as an environmental science and engineering firm, and to this day that work remains our focus. The scope and breadth of our projects dictated that we expand our skills. Today, we are also a premier civil engineering, construction management, land surveying and materials testing firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enable our clients to build and maintain a competitive advantage.

Pioneer provides our customers with start to finish support so they can confidently address their engineering needs. Our corporate strategy is to complete each project as quickly and efficiently as possible without compromising quality. This strategy results in a large percentage of return business, allowing employees to maintain productivity and minimize marketing-related overhead expense. As technology advances and our world changes, we stand ready to solve problems, meet deadlines, and deliver superior performance to all of our clients.

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Presentation this Week: Is my house going to sink?

September 28, 2015

“Is My House Going to Sink?” Tim Ranf (Pioneer) and Bill Snoddy (Montana DEQ) will answer this question. Miles of former coal mine tunnels lie beneath the town of Red Lodge, MT at 8 different levels from 120-800 feet below ground surface, a result of extensive mining 100 years ago. The presentation describes Pioneer’s work to determine the condition of the tunnels and overlying bedrock and whether or not collapse of the mine tunnels could result in any appreciable ground surface settlement. When: NAAMLP conference, Sept 28-30, 2015, La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico (http://www.naamlp2015.com/)

Pioneer presenting at the 2015 NAAMLP Conference

September 10, 2015

Pioneer’s Tim Ranf will be speaking at the 37th Annual Conference National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs. The conference is September 28-30, 2015, at the La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pioneer Prequalified for Projects in Billings

August 3, 2015

Pioneer was recently prequalified to work on projects for the City of Billings, Montana, and for the Stillwater Conservation District.

Pioneer will provide services for new Montana Tech Building

July 7, 2015

Montana Tech’s newest building on campus will be the Natural Resources Research Center (NRRC). Pioneer will provide Materials Testing and Inspection on the new building. Go Diggers! More Information on the new building here and here

Pioneer’s new Linked In Page

April 24, 2015

Check out Pioneer’s new Linked In page here – Follow us and stay up to date on what we are doing.

Featured Projects

Musselshell River Floodplain Study Phase 1

The Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNRC) contracted Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. (Pioneer) to conduct a bathymetric survey, hydraulic structure assessment, and hydrologic analysis for the Musselshell River Floodplain Study – Phase 1. Read more »

Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex

Pioneer completed planning, design, and construction-phase engineering support for the Copper Mountain Sports and Recreation Complex, a new park facility that included approximately 1 mile of new pedestrian and bicycle trails. For the project, Pionee Read more »

Class II Landfill

Pioneer planned, designed, and provided construction oversight services for two 10-acre lateral and vertical expansions at the Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) County Class II Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. The design conformed to Resource Conservation and Re Read more »

Greenway Trail Pedestrian Bridges

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. (Pioneer) assisted with the development of the trail system and facilities master plan for the Silver Bow Creek Greenway, a 26-mile corridor along Silver Bow Creek in Southwest Montana. The objective of the Greenway i Read more »