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Entry Level-Water Resources Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001166
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Reno
Preserving a precious resource.

Water - every single drop - is undeniably important.

Increasing pressure from growing populations, pollution, manufacturing, changing lifestyles - all of this has a profound impact on our water resources.

Our experts are making a difference, supporting the water, wastewater and water-related environmental sectors.

If your expertise lies in:

Water and wastewater treatment
Engineering design
Construction-phase services
Pipeline services
Trenchless technologies
We want to talk to you.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Want to work for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do? Take heart, you'll find it here.

The Atkins Water Resources/Water Infrastructure Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Reno, NV staff as an Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer.

The applicant will complete and/or assist senior engineers with a broad range of engineering projects related to water resources and civil engineering, including flood control facility design, water/wastewater utility design, watershed management, stormwater and wastewater master planning, transportation drainage design, storm water quality planning and design, hydraulic modeling and FEMA map revision studies.

The preferred applicant will have experience with a combination of the following skills: stormwater/water/wastewater design, hydrologic and hydraulic methods and modeling, drafting/design software (Microstation/AutoCAD), and highway drainage design. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software experience associated with water resources is preferable.

Job Details:

Generally applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of somewhat diversified tasks requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning.

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

Performs engineering calculations.

Performs hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis.

Contributes to technical report writing and data/analysis summary tables and exhibits.

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.

Prepares cost and material quantity estimates.

Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.

Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.

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

Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


Education and Experience:

Bachelors or Masters in Engineering with a minimum of 0 to 2 years of experience.


Special Skills:

Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills. PC and CAD skills required. Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing and communications skills. Experience and familiarity with the following programs is preferred: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FlowMaster, Storm/Sewer/WaterCAD, is preferred.


Professional Registrations:

EI OR EIT is desired.


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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.