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Senior Drainage Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-002287
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Calverton
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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 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 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 Calverton, MD or Alexandria, VA Water Resource Group as a Senior Water Resources/ Drainage Engineer.


This is a great opportunity within our water resources/drainage team that would primarily focus on major Design and/or Design Build transportation infrastructure pursuits and projects, as well as other local and regional water resources design projects. This person will play an integral part within our engineering and design staff, including subconsultants, in completion of drainage, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater management planning, design, permitting, and post-construction management efforts. This individual must be competent in performing water resources engineering work and demonstrate a broad knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and design methods. The ideal candidate is familiar with design and permitting requirements relating to delivery of transportation infrastructure projects.


The immediate role involves support of major D/B transportation infrastructure (Purple Line Light Rail Transit project), including working with our water resources team in urban drainage design, hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design of major drainage structures and bridge crossings, and erosion and sediment control (ESC) and stormwater management (SWM) permitting with local and state regulatory and review agencies, including Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, MDOT, MD SHA, and MDE. This project will be based in our Purple Line Project office located in Riverdale, Maryland.

Assists with plans and helps to coordinates phases of the water resource/drainage engineering work. Ideally, this candidate can assist with defining resourcing needs, including subconsultants, based upon project schedules.

Performs engineering design and/or reviews the design and drafting work of engineers, designers or drafters.

During construction: responds to requests for information, is innovative and able to identify workable solutions to construction related issues, reviews shop drawings, and is able to assess whether construction elements are in compliance with permitting requirements.

Is compliant with company quality control procedures; quality control reviews must occur at requisite milestones and/or phases of project work

Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff, including subconsultants to achieve project success.

May perform other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.  


B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering (preferably with a focus in Water Resources). At least 7 years of experience since B.S. or 5 years of experience since M.S. is required, 10+ years is desired.


Strong technical writing, computer, communication and organization/planning skills are required.

Must possess design and client interaction experience with DOTs and state environmental review and regulatory agencies, preferably Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and State Highway Administration (SHA) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

Experience with ESC and SWM design and permitting in the Chesapeake Bay region is required, and experience with the same with Montgomery County and Prince George’s County permitting experience is preferred.

Experience and familiarity with the following programs is required: ArcGIS, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FlowMaster, as well as TR-20 and HY-8. Experience with MicroStation, InRoads, and Blue Beam is desirable.


P.E. license in Maryland is required, or ability to achieve MD PE within 3 months of hire. Current NCEES record and multiple state PEs suffice as evidence of latter.


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 plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise 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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