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Senior FEMA/Water Resources Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001726
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Alexandria
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 either our Calverton, MD or Alexandria, VA office as a Senior FEMA/Water Resources Engineer.


JOB DUTIES

As a Senior Water Resources Engineer, the applicant will support activities related to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

The applicant will complete new hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analyses that conform to NFIP guidelines and specifications. Floodplain mapping will be completed using the results from the hydraulic analyses along with digital terrain data. These tasks will involve the use of various H&H engineering software as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Engineering databases, reports, and work maps will be developed and completed by the applicant.

In addition, the applicant will review submitted flood insurance revisions and evaluate submitted engineering H&H analyses to ensure that the analyses are technically accurate and that the revisions comply with FEMA NFIP regulations. The applicant will act as a technical liaison to FEMA, state and local governments, and to other engineers and/or property owners who submitted the engineering H&H analyses.

The applicant will complete quality control reviews and oversee H&H analyses completed by junior engineers, and will assist in the management of engineering tasks and projects, including cost estimates and scheduling. The applicant will also assist with activities related to CNMS data and the validation of flood hazard data.

In addition to the tasks listed above, the applicant will also complete and/or assist with other various engineering projects related to water resources and civil engineering. These projects may include, but are not limited to, storm water planning and design, watershed master plans, and transportation drainage plans.




EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

B.S. in Civil Engineering (preferably with a specialization in Water Resources). 5-10 years of work experience.


SPECIAL SKILLS

Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills. Knowledge and experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ArcGIS, SWMM, and AutoCAD, is required. 2-D hydraulic modeling experience preferred. CNMS experience preferred.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

P.E. registration required. CFM preferred.

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 a drug free workplace. Please view Atkins

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