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Senior Water Resources Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-003295
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Phoenix

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 Phoenix, AZ, Water Resources Group as a Senior Water Resources Engineer.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

This is a great opportunity to lead a variety of water-related projects involving hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling and analysis, flood hazard identification/ quantification/ mitigation, regional watershed management, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) studies, flood control master planning, and flood control facility design. This Sr. Water Resources Engineer will mentor junior staff and review engineering calculations, perform field observations, prepare design reports and exhibits, supervise in the planning, development, and production of engineering drawings, develop or perform quality control of 1D and 2D computer models for urban drainage analysis, floodplain mapping, watershed planning, and closed conduit and open channel design. This individual will apply full competency in water resources engineering work and broad knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and design methods


JOB DUTIES

  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or procedures, or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Performs quality control and guidance of junior staff related to hydrologic/hydraulic models or methods.
  • Prepares cost and man-hour estimates, job budgets and schedules.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of final plans and reports and submits them for approval.
  • Conducts or oversees personnel involved in engineering investigations and planning work.
  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts or coordinates construction services on projects of moderate scope.
  • Manages projects and coordinates with clients on all aspects of project execution (proposal, budget, scope, meetings, analysis, design, utility coordination, specifications, reports, etc.)


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 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.


 
SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.
  • GIS experience associated with water resources and 2-D modeling experience is preferable along with familiarity with the following programs: HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, FlowMaster, WSPG, XPSWMM, AutoCAD, MicroStation.

 

 
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

  • P.E. license is required.

 


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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