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Deputy Engineering Manager – Rail and Transit

  • Job reference: NA-002876
  • Sector: Mass Transit, Rail
  • Location: Seattle
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Seattle, WA Rail and Transit group as an Deputy Engineering Manager – Rail and Transit.


The Deputy Engineering Manager reports directly to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for the monitoring and oversight of the project through detail design, construction and rail operations and maintenance. This role would suit emerging professionals with engineering design experience, now seeking to develop their career within Project and Engineering Management.
As Deputy Engineering Manager in a multi-functional project management consultancy team within projects of different disciplines and complexities, you will have hands-on experience of working with client teams in a collaborative and integrated manner. Experience of working within the rail transit design build environment will be advantageous.
Initial Project office location within the International District, Seattle with mobilization to Project field office in South Seattle for duration of construction.

  • Head of the design review team, official representative of the consultant before the Client and Coordinator of the Consultant’s SME Team;
  • Facilitating workshops and design review process, responsible for processing the design and timely management of the design process;
  • As the design Review Team Coordinator, you will have knowledge of the main systems used in Light Rail lines or of associated systems, of the safety requirements for the Light Rail Transit designs, according to international standards and accepted best practice and shall have a basic knowledge of the Metro Rail Transit Operation.
  • Assisting in establishing robust processes and procedures to manage the project, in consultation and engagement with our commercial and administration departments.
  • Assisting the Engineering Manager in the maintaining schedule control over project client design reviews to deliver to time, cost and report on schedule progress.
  • Assisting in the maintenance and creation of project governance documentation in accordance with the Project Management Plan related to the engineering;
  • Supporting the Engineering Manager to facilitate effective resource management across the Design Build Contractor Schedule;
  • Delivering information regarding changes and delays that have impacted the project on a period by period basis and propose how these should be resolved / managed.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience. 

  • Proven technical writing and communication skills. Incumbent may be eligible for project management training.

  • PE is required 

  • 10+ years of rail transit technical, as well as previous project management experience on rail and transit projects;
  • Design Build experience on large multi-discipline rail transit projects.

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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