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Entry Level Water Resources Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-002387
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Houston

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 Houston, TX Water Resource Group as an Entry Level Water Resources Engineer.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

Under supervision, performs routine engineering work while developing professional proficiency. On design assignments, works to learn how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications. On assignments involving investigations and planning, works to learn the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. On assignments involving construction activities, works to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering drawings and specifications into the constructed product. Assist with water quality assignments including field collection of water quality samples as needed. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


JOB DUTIES

  • Performs hydrologic and hydraulic engineering design and analysis. Researches feasibility of alternative design approaches and utilizes fluid mechanics principals in preparing construction plans and specifications. Develops watershed master plans, FEMA map revisions and impact studies for development and roadway projects, utilizing programs such as ArcGIS, CUHP, UDFCD Spreadsheets, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, FlowMaster, EPA SWMM, Inroads Storm and Sanitary, StormCAD, Microstation, and AutoCAD. 
  • Involved on projects related to flood control design, watershed management, stormwater master-planning, FEMA map revision studies, and water quality assessments.
  • Applies standard engineering practices and techniques in specific situations which may include the following: 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Prepares assigned sections of reports working under the close review of a more experienced professional. 
  • 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 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 field observations of construction where appropriate.
  • Performs field collection of water quality samples when required. 
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's Degree in a Civil Engineering (preferably Water Resources); no experience required with a Master's degree. 


SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills. PC and CAD skills required.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
  • 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 plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise 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.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:
http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf  

 

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