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Senior Water Resources/Drainage Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-002606
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Tampa
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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.

The Atkins Drainage Group seeks an energetic, highly motivated and detail oriented candidate to join our Tampa, FL Drainage Group as a Senior Drainage Engineer.

The candidate's primary role within the group is to provide drainage design services for roadway projects for primary FDOT District One and Seven and provide drainage design support for counties and municipalities projects. In addition, the candidate will serve as a drainage engineer of record, participate in proposals and mentor junior engineers.


Serve as the Engineer of Record and/or design engineer on transportation drainage and water-orientated projects which includes the preparation of calculations, plans, reports, and flooding studies.

Experience with FDOT drainage design criteria for RRR, capacity and design build projects which may include the following designs: open and closed storm drain design, wet and dry stormwater management facilities, pond siting analysis, base clearance analysis, nutrient loading analysis, and bridge hydraulic analysis.

Similar drainage experience with City and County clients is desirable but not required.

Strong ability to organize and manage a drainage design team, project schedules and maintain project budgets.

Coordinates work with project manager, multidisciplinary design groups and guides junior engineers, designers and CADD technicians on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.

Good technical writing and communication skills.

Provide assistance and/or serves as drainage lead for technical presentations or oral proposals.

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


B.S. or M.S. in Engineering (Preferably Water Resources). M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with ten years experience since B.S. or nine years since M.S. Typical incumbent has 15 to 20 years of experience.


The candidate must be proficient in Microstation, GEOPAK Drainage or ASAD, ICPR, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in 3D corridor modeling is a plus.


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.

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