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Senior Civil Engineer - Land Development

  • Job reference: NA-002559
  • Sector: Construction, Geomatics, Roads & Bridges, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Henderson
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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 Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV Civil Engineering Group as an Senior Civil Engineer – Land Development.


Under general direction of the Project Manager, applies full competency in conventional civil engineering work and broad knowledge of precedents in specialty area. Understands how to clearly convey the design intent to engineering drawings and specifications. On assignments involving engineering investigations and planning work, has a firm grasp of the fundamentals of engineering processes and their application of operating systems. Provides technical expertise to the junior civil staff for engineering activities on land development projects throughout the assigned area of responsibility. May function as lead designer. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.

  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a port of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Performs preliminary engineering design and/or reviews of the design and drafting work of junior engineers, designers or drafters.
  • Prepared cost and man-hour estimates, job budgets and schedules.
  • Prepared or oversees the preparation of final plans and reports and submits them for approval.
  • Conducts or oversees personnel involved in engineering investigations and planning work.
  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts or coordinates construction services on projects of moderate scope.
  • May occasionally assist in the management of projects.
  • Has a good understanding of the criteria related to horizontal control, site grading and drainage, sanitary sewers, water main alignment design, storm systems, roadways, earthwork, ADA compliance, pavement markings, and signage.
  • Possesses 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 as 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 own budgeted hours 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 senior engineer or project manager in a timely manner so extra work isn’t performed without authorization from the client.
  • Conducts quality control checks on own work and work by others on team.
  • Assists in preparing basis of design reports, design memos, construction specifications, and other project-related documents, when needed.
  • Recommends changes or improvements to plans and programs.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time-to-time deem necessary.

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. This level may be achieved by Engineers with 4 years of experience since B.S. or 3 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has six to ten years of experience.

  • Good technical writing, computer and communications skills, may be eligible to receive project management training.
  • Experience with local municipalities and agencies a plus.
  • Experience working in the Las Vegas area a plus.
  • Land development experience preferred, but not required.
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding required.
  • ProjectWise, Bluebeam and MS Project knowledge and understanding a plus.
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.

  • Nevada P.E. license is required, or ability to obtain Nevada PE within 6 months of hire.

  • Must be able to provide direction to, and manage, team(s) of CAD technician(s) and/or designer(s).
  • Must be able to coordinate well with others, including other in-house structural, highway, and drainage design teams, water resources staff, landscape architects, surveyors, subconsultants, etc.
  • Must have ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Must have ability to visit project sites or attend meetings outside the office, if necessary.
  • Must have ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment.
  • Must have ability to assemble and analyze data.
  • Must have ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and select appropriate solutions.
  • General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

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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