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Senior Water Resources Engineer/Project Manager

  • Job reference: NA-001574
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Denver
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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.

The Atkins Water Resources Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Denver, CO team as a Senior Water Resources Engineer/Project Manager.

The candidate's primary assignment will be to a major design build project; however upon completion of the design build project, the candidate could be involved on projects related to 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.

Under general direction, provides technical expertise within area of specialization for diverse engineering activities throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or company-wide. May function as lead designer or technical consultant. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing and executing project assignments.

Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to technical problems.

Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, designs, evaluations and specifications developed by design staff for accuracy and completeness, performing on-site inspections and reviews, and conducting or overseeing remedial design work.

Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art methods and developments in area of specialization.

Recommends changes or improvements to plans and programs.

May function as the project manager for routine to semi-complex projects. Responsibilities may include marketing, negotiating contracts, budgeting, financial management, schedule coordination and resources allocation.

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


B.S. or M.S. in Civil 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.


The candidate must be proficient in Microstation/AutoCAD, highway drainage design, and floodplain analysis. GIS experience associated with water resources and 2-D modeling experience is preferable.

Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.

Microstation experience is required.

Experience and familiarity with the following programs is preferred: ArcGIS, CUHP, UDFCD Spreadsheets, HEC-HMS, HECRAS, FLO-2D, FlowMaster, EPA SWMM, Inroads storm and sanitary, 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 select 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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