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Aviation Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001934
  • Sector: Aviation
  • Location: Nashville

Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Nashville, TN Aviation Group as an Aviation Engineer.


Under supervision, applies technical professional proficiency to the investigation of engineering problems, the coordination of project activities, and the preparation of preliminary plans and documents. On design assignments, progresses toward learning how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications. On engineering and planning assignments, continues to develop a knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. On construction assignments, continues to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering plans and specifications into constructed product. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


-  Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables. Duties usually include the following:

-  Designs and develops plans and drawings, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings.

-  Organizes and conducts engineering investigations and planning work which have a well-defined scope. Outlines and prepares relatively straightforward reports of sections of more complex reports, working under the periodic review of a more experienced professional.

-  Provides engineering services during construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with specifications; prepares records and progress reports defining construction progress; observes construction procedures under the guidance of a more experienced professional, and evaluates the results from quality control testing.

-  Researches feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and regulatory agency specifications.

-  Contributes to the development of specifications and permit applications, and writes miscellaneous reports.

-  Prepares preliminary man-hour, cost and material quantity estimates.

-  Participates in quality control checks, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, checking computations, and/or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.

-  Coordinates with other disciplines as required.

-  Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.

-  Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.




B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. This level my be achieved by Engineers with 2 years' experience since B.S. or 1 year since M.S. The typical incumbent has 3 to 5 years' experience since Bachelor's degree. Aviation Services, to assist in plan and specification development for both General and Commercial Service Airport clients.  This job will require working in design teams with multiple delivery methods (design/bid/build, design/build, construction manager at risk).  Project designs include everything from airfield paving, drainage, sanitary design, airspace reviews, and FAA standards and specifications for construction of airports. 



Civil3D Grading Design ability Required

AutoCAD experience required

Working knowledge of FAA Design Advisory Circulars preferred

Plan and specification preparation experience preferred

Minimum 2 years experience in airport design projects (either landside or airside)

Construction observation experience preferred


E.I. or EIT is usually required.


Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Please  view  Atkins  Equal  Opportunity  Statement.

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