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Senior Water Resources/ Drainage Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-002386
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Austin
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 Austin, TX or Houston, TX Water Resource Group as a Senior Water Resources/Drainage Engineer.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

A strong candidate for this role must be competent in performing water resources engineering work and demonstrate a broad knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and design methods. The candidate must have DOT roadway drainage design experience and proficiency in Microstation, highway drainage design, and some experience with floodplain analysis. A strong candidate will be able to independently make sound preliminary engineering decisions, develop water resource design plans, write design specifications, and plan technical reports.


JOB DUTIES

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) or equivalent engineering degree. 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

DOT hydraulics experience required, TxDOT experience preferred.

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

Experience with the following programs is preferred but not necessary: GIS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, AutoCAD, and SWMM products.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

P.E. license is required. CFM preferred.


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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