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Senior Water Resources/Drainage Engineer II

  • Job reference: NA-001762
  • 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 our Calverton, MD or Alexandria, VA Water Resource Group as a Water Resources/Drainage Engineer.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned engineer to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. May function as individual researcher or technical specialist. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


JOB DUTIES

The immediate role involves support of major transportation infrastructure, including hydraulic design of bridge crossings, design of inlet and pipe networks, water quality BMP’s, HEC-RAS modeling and permitting with local agencies, including MDOT and MDE.
Designs and develops plans and drawings, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings. Immediate job duties would include support of the Purple Line project, a major railway extension of the Washington DC/Maryland metro system.

 

Performs project design, sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers, CAD designers or technicians.

Plans and reviews the production of engineering drawings and specifications.

Plans and reviews the production of engineering investigations or planning work. 
 

Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution. 


Analyzes technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions. 

 

Analyzes project dimension and scope, and prepares or oversees the preparation of cost and manpower estimates, schedules and job budgets. 

 

Coordinates work with project manager, and guides junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.


Is responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others. 

 

May occasionally manage projects. 

 

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





EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering (preferably with a focus in Water Resources). This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.


SPECIAL SKILLS

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

Experience with Inroads software and Geopak drainage is preferred.

Must possess design and client interaction experience with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

Montgomery County and Prince George’s County permitting experience is preferred.

Experience and familiarity with the following programs is preferred: ArcGIS, HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, FlowMaster, WSPG, StormCAD, XPSWMM, AutoCAD.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

P.E. license is required.


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:
http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf  

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