Accessibility Links

Search for jobs

Or browse jobs

Senior Civil Engineer IV

  • Job reference: NA-001497
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Urban Development
  • Location: Orange
This vacancy has now expired

Why not...

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 Civil Engineering Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Orange, CA office as a Senior Civil Engineer IV.


The primary role of the Civil Engineer/Senior Design Engineer will be to support and lead the review of improvement plans prepared by others for land development projects in the County of Orange and surrounding municipalities. Secondary duties will include design of projects for public works agencies and/or water and wastewater clients in the greater County of Orange and Los Angeles County areas, and providing construction support services.

  • Review improvement plans (e.g. grading, street, water, sanitary sewer, storm drain, ball field, etc.) prepared by others for land development projects in the County of Orange and surrounding municipalities
  • Reviews hydrology reports, storm drain calculations and erosion control plans prepared by others for land development projects in the County of Orange and surrounding municipalities
  • Performs planning and design activities for in-house public works projects such as street improvements (e.g. residential street rehabilitation, street widening, intersection widening, etc.), storm drain facilities, waterlines, and sanitary sewer lines.
  • Performs hydrology and hydraulics calculations to support the design of in-house public works projects
  • Performs staff augmentation
  • Prepares basis of design and storm drain reports for in-house public works projects
  • 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 office, and with support services staff.
  • Provides supervision and mentoring to younger technical staff as necessary
  • Uphold engineering ethics and professional standards of conduct.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. This level may be achieved by Engineers with fifteen years experience since Bachelor's or fourteen years since Master's. Typical incumbent has 15-20 years of experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong technical writing and communications skills are required
  • Experience and familiarity with the following is preferred: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, Blue Beam, and various modeling packages as required. 
  • Familiarity and experience with local land development process, requirements, and regulatory permitting agencies is preferred
  • Project management experience (e.g. developing/managing project scopes, schedules and budgets; supervising multidiscipline teams with staff of varying experience; communicating effectively with team members, clients and others involved with the projects; attending meetings with the client and others involved with the projects, etc.) is a plus
  • Business development experience (e.g. identification of opportunities, preparing proposals, making presentations to clients, etc.) is a plus
  • Extensive working knowledge of Standard Specifications for Public Works (APWA Greenbook) is a plus
  • Working knowledge of the County of Orange infrastructure design standards and drainage requirements is a plus


  • PE license in CA, or ability to obtain within 12 months, 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.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement by clicking the following link:

Our people