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Practice Leader – Water/Wastewater

  • Job reference: NA-001114
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Dallas
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.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

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.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.

The Atkins is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Dallas, TX office as a Water/Wastewater Practice Leader.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE
  • As the Water/Wastewater Practice Leader, you will collaborate with Senior Leadership to develop and implement a Business Development plan, track prospective business opportunities, participate in proposal development efforts, and represent ATKINS at project interviews. You will also cultivate and maintain relations with technical and political leaders throughout the Dallas metro area, the region, and in other prospective markets by attending networking events and actively participating in committees and associations. 
  • You will also serve as a Project Manager for a variety of multi-disciplined, complex public and private infrastructure projects by evaluating the scope and scheduling requirements of current and projected projects, coordinating planning strategies to ensure successful project execution from conception through construction, and providing quality assurance and quality control. In collaboration with other team leaders, you will also leverage your technical knowledge to lead, coach, mentor, and develop a talented team of engineering professionals. 


EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering 
  • Ten (10) to twenty (20) years of progressive technical design experience with a minimum of five years of experience directly managing public and private infrastructure projects. 

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
  • Professional Engineer registration in the State of Texas. 
OTHER
  • Master’s Degree in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on wastewater infrastructure design preferred 
  • Working knowledge of water, wastewater, and/or storm water modeling platforms and/or Revit. 
  • Effective business development skills demonstrated by a track record of securing public and private contracts. 
  • Previous client management experience with demonstrated ability to establish and maintain client relations and secure business opportunities. 
  • Previous experience managing infrastructure projects and leading a multi-disciplined project team. 
  • Previous experience mentoring and developing a team of engineering professionals; demonstrated ability to foster collaborative team environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills when developing proposals, preparing technical reports, leading project team meetings, and conducting project interviews. 
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 15%) for team meetings, client consultations, site inspections/visits, etc.; Occasional overnight travel may be required. 

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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