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Civil Engineer II (Land Development)

  • Job reference: NA-001130
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Roads & Bridges, Tourism & Leisure, Transportation, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: Henderson
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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 Henderson, NV Civil Group as a Civil Engineer II (Land Development)

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, primarily for residential, commercial and industrial land development projects, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings of roadways, sanitary sewer lines, storm drains, storm water retention/detention facilities, waterlines, and mass grading.

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, including earthwork takeoffs.

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 may 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.


Technical writing, computer and communications skills required. 

AutoCAD and Civil3D experience required.


E.I. or EIT is required. 



Must have civil engineering design experience on commercial and residential land development projects. Duties include preparing improvement plans for infrastructure (e.g. waterlines, sewer lines, storm drain facilities, grading plans, roadways, stormwater management, hydrology, erosion and sediment control, etc.), earthwork calculations, quantity takeoffs, exhibits, etc.

Experience working in the Las Vegas land development market a plus, but not a requirement.

Must be able to take direction from project manager and senior engineering staff, and manage own design team of CAD technician(s) and/or designer(s).

Must be able to coordinate well with others, including other in-house civil design teams, water resources staff, landscape architects, surveyors, subconsultants, etc.


Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to assemble and analyze data.

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.  



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.

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