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Senior Project Manager

  • Job reference: NA-002410
  • 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 Group as a Senior Coastal Project Manager.


In this role, you will provide project management and technical leadership to the coastal engineering projects and apply advanced methods to solve complex engineering problems. You are also responsible for coordinating resources, mentoring junior professionals and technical personnel, and maintaining quality standards and implementing Atkin’s quality management protocols.

In this role, you will also be responsible for managing the scope, schedules, clients, subs, and budgets of projects, reporting financial forecasts and tracking expenditures according to contracted requirements, supporting the preparation of scope, schedule, cost, and manpower estimates, and assisting with responding to requests for qualifications or proposals. You will apply your knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program by providing project management and technical leadership to the development and delivery of flood risk studies for FEMA’s Risk MAP program. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and risk communication.

Other job responsibilities may include performing project design or developing design concepts, planning and reviewing engineering investigations, drawings, and specifications, and evaluating plans and criteria for new projects to determine the most cost-effective or technically feasible solutions.


Leads the delivery of flood risk projects including the development of regulatory and non-regulatory products. Monitors budgets, schedules, product quality, and compliance with applicable standards and reporting mechanisms.

Develops, communicates and manages project quality assurance, administrative procedures, communication guidelines, project deliverable formats and specifications, appropriate charging of manhours, and progress reporting requirements.

Defines scope of projects, selects problems for investigation, and determines best approaches or solutions to complex engineering problems. Oversees large-scale, multi-phase, coastal engineering projects. Conducts field studies, hydraulic/hydrodynamic modeling, engineering analysis, results and report preparation, and outreach.

Serves as mentor to associate project managers and technical staff. Coordinates the work of technical professionals and others assisting in specific assignments. Communicates with clients, establishes goals for project teams, and schedules and coordinates project resources.

Identifies new business opportunities for the firm, coordinates and participates in project presentations to clients and other external groups, and promotes firm's capabilities, marketing its services among existing and prospective clients.

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


Bachelor's degree in field(s) of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved with ten years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, four of these working as a project manager.


Proven interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; strong project financial management and team management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.


P.E. license is required. Certification as a “Project Management Professional” (PMP) or “Certified Construction Manager” (CCM) required within one year of assuming this position.

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.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:


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