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Public Works Civil Engineer/Sr. Design Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-000381
  • Sector: Construction, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Orange
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction management, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 60 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.

The Atkins Public Works Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Orange, CA office as a Civil Engineer / Senior Design Engineer. The Civil Engineer/Senior Design Engineer will support and lead projects for public works agencies ,water and wastewater clients in the greater Orange and Los Angeles County area, including planning and design related to public works, water and wastewater infrastructure.

  • Designs and develops plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) packages.
  • Performs planning and design activities for the public works projects such as street improvements including residential street rehabilitation, street widening, intersection widening, storm drain and site development projects
  • Performs hydrology and hydraulics modeling
  • Familiarity with local street and drainage requirements
  • Experience in local land development process and regulatory permitting agencies
  • Performs development plan checking and staff augmentation
  • Performs pipeline design and supporting hydraulic and structural calculations
  • Performs and/support water/wastewater related infrastructure projects
  • Preparation of technical reports in support of the project development
  • Provides construction support services such as reviewing shop drawings for conformance with contract documents; assists in recordkeeping and in generating progress reports; observes construction procedures
  • Prepares cost and quantity estimates.
  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.
  • Provides supervision and mentoring to younger engineers and planners as necessary

Project management experience including the following is a plus:
  • Develop project scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Monitor/manage project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives
  • Maintain communications with team members, clients, and others involved with the project
  • Supervise multidiscipline teams with staff of varying experience
  • Support business development activities from identification of opportunities to preparing proposals and making presentations to clients
  • Uphold engineering ethics and professional standards of conduct.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. The potential candidate will have 5- 10 years of experience with a Bachelor's or Master’s degree. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong technical writing and communications skills. Experience and familiarity with the following is preferred: AutoCAD, Microstation, various modeling package as required. Extensive working knowledge of Standard Specifications for Public Works (APWA Greenbook) is required.

  • PE license in CA is 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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