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Senior Civil Engineer (Land Development)

  • Job reference: NA-000757
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Infrastructure, Planning, Roads & Bridges, Transportation, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: Henderson
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Atkins 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.

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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV Civil Group as a Senior Civil Engineer (Land Development).

Under general direction, provides technical expertise within area of specialization for diverse engineering activities throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or company-wide. May function as lead designer or technical consultant. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.   


Assists the project manager with forward planning and leadership. 

Coordinates work with project manager, and guides junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans on land development projects. 

Has a thorough understanding of local design standards and criteria related to roadways, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, storm drain facilities, site grading and drainage, earthwork, ADA compliance, pavement markings, and signage. In addition, possesses a strong familiarity with street and parking lot lighting and traffic signalization.

Must work effectively and coordinate efficiently with outside consultants including architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects.

Assists the project manager in preparing for client and/or review agency meetings by ensuring that appropriate exhibits, progress prints, backup data, etc. is assembled by the team. Attends such meetings when deemed appropriate or necessary by the project manager.

Shares experiences and insight with the design team to help the team produce deliverables that are sound and follow local design standards, criteria, guidelines and engineering practices.

Must understand the scope of work defined by the contract, and monitor the budget with respect to completion of the work. Must have a sense of the task budgets so adjustments can be made appropriately if too much time is being spent to complete the tasks.  Must recognize out-of-scope work and notify the project manager in a timely manner so extra work isn’t performed without authorization from the client.

Has the ability to complete the conceptual design of different elements of a project, but also able to provide specific design assistance when warranted such as a pending due date.  

Performs project design, sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers, CAD designers or technicians. 

Plans and reviews the production of engineering drawings and specifications. 

Plans and reviews the production of engineering investigations or planning work. 

Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution. 

Analyzes technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions. 

Is responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others. 

May occasionally manage projects. 

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


B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.


AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding required. 

Local experience within Las Vegas/Henderson NV preferred. Experience working in Phoenix, AZ or California is a plus.    

Land development experience preferred.

Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.


Nevada Civil P.E. license is required or ability to obtain a Nevada Civil PE license within 6 months.  

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.  

Job requires 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 select 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.

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