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Entry-Level Engineer-Water Infastructure

  • Job reference: NA-001806
  • Sector: Infrastructure, 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, NEVADA office as an Entry-Level Engineer - Water Infrastructure. The Engineer will support staff performing work for private developers, utilities, and public works agencies in Southern Nevada and surrounding areas, including planning and civil engineering design in water and wastewater infrastructure.

Under supervision, the Engineer performs routine engineering work while developing professional proficiency. On design assignments, the Engineer works to learn how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering reports, exhibits, drawings and specifications. On assignments involving investigations and planning, the Engineer works to learn the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. On assignments involving construction activities, the Engineer works to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering drawings and specifications into the constructed product. The Engineer upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


Assists in the planning, design, and production of engineering drawings. May supervise the production of these drawings. Carries out specific assignments in preparing and assembling specifications.

Develops an understanding of local design standards and criteria related to roadways, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, storm sewers, site grading, hydrology and stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control.

Participates in conducting engineering investigations and planning work by completing well-defined tasks. These tasks may include collection and analysis of data using established procedures, performance of routine calculations, and participation in evaluating the feasibility of alternate solutions.

Assists in the preparation of hydraulic calculations and hydraulic models under the direction of a more experienced professional, with an emphasis on both pressure and gravity flow pipeline networks; observes outcomes related to multiple modeled alternate configurations, and assists with the preparation of outcome reports.

Prepares assigned sections of reports working under the close review of a more experienced professional.

Prepares preliminary man-hour, cost and material quantity estimates working under the close review of a more experienced professional.

Assists more experienced professionals with quality control checks, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, checking computations, and/or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.

Assists more experienced professionals with coordinating other disciplines as required.

Participates on projects involving construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with easily interpreted specifications; assists in recordkeeping and in generating progress reports; observes relatively simple construction procedures, and collects samples for quality control testing.

Performs field observations of construction where appropriate;Prepares records and progress reports defining construction progress.

Observes construction procedures under the guidance of a more experienced professional.

Evaluates the results from quality control testing.

Performs data acquisition and analysis, researching the feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and/or regulatory agency specifications or regulations.

Prepares material for reports and permit applications, gathering information, writing rough outline, and/or preparing work progression documents and graphic presentations.

Performs engineering calculations.

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


B.S. in Engineering. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's Degree in a branch of Engineering directly related to hiring discipline; no experience required with a Master's degree.

Previous internship experience in a related field is desirable.


Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills.

PC and CAD skills required. AutoCAD Civil 3D experience is preferred.

Prior experience in Microsoft Office with a focus on Excel and Word is required.

Prior experience with Bentley hydraulic analysis programs (WaterCAD, SewerCAD, WaterGEMS, FlowMaster, etc.), Innovyze hydraulic analysis programs (InfoWater, InfoWorks, H2ONet, InfoSewer, InfoSWMM, etc.), Tahoe Design Software (HYDROFLO, PumpBase, HCALC, etc.), or other hydraulic analysis software platforms, in combination with ArcGIS, is preferred.


E.I. or EIT desired.

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 assemble and analyze data.

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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