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Design Services During Construction Manager

  • Job reference: NA-001922
  • Sector: Mass Transit, Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Calverton
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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 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 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 either our Intermodal Group as a Design Services During Construction Manager. This position will be based out of the project office in Riverdale, MD.


Leads a multidisciplinary team to support the construction phase of a light rail project. Responsibilities include tracking and responding to RFIs, shop drawing/submittal reviews and managing field design changes. Minimum desired experience includes at least 10 years of experience on a transit, rail or highway project with a construction value of $100M or more, and design experience in a Construction Phase role.

Under general direction, provides technical expertise within area of specialization for diverse engineering activities throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or company-wide. May function as lead designer or technical consultant. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing and executing project assignments.

Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to technical problems.

Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, designs, evaluations and specifications developed by design staff for accuracy and completeness, performing on-site inspections and reviews, and conducting or overseeing remedial design work.

Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art methods and developments in area of specialization.

Recommends changes or improvements to plans and programs.

May function as the project manager for routine to semi-complex projects. Responsibilities may include marketing, negotiating contracts, budgeting, financial management, schedule coordination and resources allocation.

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


B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with ten years experience since B.S. or nine years since M.S. Typical incumbent has 15 to 20 years of experience.


Act as the single point of contact with the Purple Line TC (Engineering Manager).

Act as the prime coordinator for Atkins DSDC activities with the core technical team (based with Purple Line TC in their project office in Kenilworth Avenue) comprising Atkins and sub-consultant staff.

The remote located technical resource from both Atkins and sub-consultants.

The remote located Engineer of Record (EoR).

Organize, manage and track the distribution of DSDC documentation to the core and remote located teams and ensure that the required responses are returned to Purple Line TC within the contractual timescales.

Prepare and issue progress reports on Atkins DSDC activities to Purple Line TC and internally within Atkins on a monthly basis.

Submit change notices to Purple Line TC where work is required that is outside of our scope of work.

Forecast resourcing requirements to ensure optimum resource availability and control fee spend within the available budget during the DSDC phase.

Attend internal and external progress and management meetings.


Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.


Maryland P.E. license is required.


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

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 plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and select appropriate solutions.

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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