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Senior Utility/SUE Coordinator

  • Job reference: NA-001557
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Austin, Houston

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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.


Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Austin, TX team as a Senior Utility/SUE Coordinator.


Major Function/Role:
  • Under general supervision, applies strong technical skills of a highly experienced field representative, researching an interpreting contract requirements to determine whether construction work is proceeding in substantial compliance with plans, contracts, specifications and special provisions. 
  • NOTE: Incumbents do not supervise any contractors' activities and are not responsible for contractors' job site safety

Job Duties:
  • Performs work which involves diversified technical duties of a professional level, typically requiring specialized skills, experience and/or prolonged academic training, in support of assigned projects.
  • Review contract plans, specifications, shop drawings and regulatory manuals.
  • Observe and ensure compliance on construction work including trench excavation, pipe placement, trenchless utility installations and backfill operations.
  • May be required to use non destructive utility locating equipment such are radio detection and ground penetrating radar, assist in coordination and tracking of project submittals.


Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree plus continued education through workshops, seminars, and related courses plus four years of experience in engineering or related technical professional activities, exhibiting familiarity with related computer programs and applicable permitting work.

Special Skills:
  • Good technical writing, analytical ability and computer skills. Good oral communication skills and ability to organize information.
  • Math computation skills and understanding of contract plans and specifications.

Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions, subject to insects, flooded terrain and equipment/traffic hazards - ability to walk long distances, climb ladders, stoop, squat and crawl down into ditches, ability to observe construction activities and distinguish colors; ability to perceive back-up alarms and other warnings.


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.

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