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Senior Water Resources Engineer-Group Manager

  • Job reference: NA-002307
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Denver
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. 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.

Atkins has 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 Denver, CO Water Resource Group as a Senior Water Resources Engineer-Group Manager.


The candidate's primary assignment will be manage and lead the Denver Water Resources staff and Project Management. The candidate will serve as a technical advisor, bringing industry knowledge, expertise, experience and innovation to win and execute Water Resources-related work. The projects work will be related to roadway drainage, flood control design, watershed management, stormwater masterplanning, and FEMA map revision studies. The applicant must have significant experience in drainage design, hydrologic and hydraulic methods and associated software.

  • Provide leadership to a senior-level team of professionals focused on the water market.
  • Make authoritative decisions and recommendations having significant impact on water type projects and related activities of the company.
  • Anticipate clients’ needs and industry trends to advance and align the technical breadth and depth of the team to changing market conditions.
  • Communicate and collaborate with leaders in production, marketing and project management to ensure resources are being utilized in the most efficient manner to provide client value.
  • Establish goals, objectives, and methods of accountability to ensure the most efficient use of resources, facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  • Develop talent to satisfy company needs for engineering expertise focused on water markets and align those with the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Ensures all projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives.
  • Provides expert technical guidance in the water resource market.
  • Represent team resources in meetings with stakeholders and clients.
  • May serve as a senior technical resource on projects.
  • Provide technical innovation to guide and grow the water market.
  • Provide insight and guidance into development of water market goals and strategies.
  • Support business development efforts to existing or potential clients.
  • Set up, participate in and facilitate regular meetings with clients.
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication to clearly articulate the services and value the company provides, to secure additional work and market share.
  • Confer with team members and clients to lead, prepare, and participate in proposals and interviews.
  • Attend industry trade shows for presenting and business development.
  • Monitor Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. 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.

  • Proficiency in Microstation, highway drainage design, and floodplain analysis is required.
  • Experience and familiarity with the following programs is preferred: ArcGIS, HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, FlowMaster, WSPG, StormCAD, XPSWMM, AutoCAD.



  • 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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