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Senior Civil Project Manager / Project Director

  • Job reference: NA-001038
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Alexandria
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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 leader to join our either of our Washington DC Metro area offices as a Senior Civil Project Manager/Project Director.


The selected candidate will lead and support large multi-discipline design teams for public infrastructure projects with a strategic focus on municipal type projects at the local government and county levels.

Candidate will serve as project lead for varying types of project delivery methods including P3, D/B, other specific client methods and traditional delivery.

The selected candidate will have demonstrated success with and mastery of water, wastewater and reclaim water issues and strong technical and people skills.

Candidate will also have experience serving as a senior consultant, leading, managing and providing guidance of project analyses, preparing plans, navigating the regulatory permit process, and developing innovative solutions to project challenges.


Provide industry-leading knowledge and prominence to ATKINS’ projects and initiatives

Support clients to formulate innovative solutions to infrastructure issues

Provide QA/QC functions and expert advice for complex projects

Identify and support business development activities and proposal development

Function as a project lead and mentor to project teams

Prepare project work plans, develop project scopes, schedules, and budgets

Direct project team compliance with contract terms, schedule, budget and quality objectives

Monitor schedules, financial status of projects and quality control on projects

Prepare contract documents

Represent Atkins as a Key Account Manager (KAM) on strategic clients


B.S. or M.S. in Environmental, Civil or Mechanical Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level requires the incumbent has twelve (12) to fifteen (15) years of engineering related experience.


Credentials demonstrating ability to advance the technical prominence of the company and develop technical competence of staff

Demonstrated experience in supporting business development activities and defining new markets and services, strong existing client relationships a plus.

Experience supervising multidiscipline teams with staff of varying experience

Experience interfacing with clients and proposing innovative solutions

Competent in analysis and design of large scale complex water, wastewater and reclaim water treatment plants and facilities.

Familiarity with a wide variety of public works type projects.


P.E. license is required in in the state of Maryland or Virginia. PMP a plus.

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

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 assemble and analyze data.

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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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