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Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001030
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Calverton
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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.

Atkins North America is seeking an experienced Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer in our Calverton, MD office who has an exceptional record of accomplishments in the design and analysis of municipal water and wastewater systems for our Water Infrastructure Group.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be able to effectively carry out complete designs and also be able to supervise a team of mid- and entry-level engineers and designers. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

Our nationally expanding footprint has increased our need for capable professionals to lead specific projects and clients within and outside of the D.C. Metro area. As we continue to work for award winning clients and projects, opportunities exist for technical staff to be involved in innovative water treatment and energy projects. With active projects in nine states, our staff are challenged to work on complex and sustainable infrastructure projects.


Focus Area of Current Projects:

General and Advanced Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment

Membrane Treatment of Municipal Water and Wastewater

Pressure and Gravity Piping and Pumping Systems

On-Call Engineering Services for Municipal Clients


Executes complex assignments relating to water and wastewater systems including distribution, collection, and transmission pipelines; pump and booster stations; water supply and water/wastewater treatment systems.

Development of Technical Engineering Documents including Reports, Specifications, Permits, Cost Estimates, and Construction Plans

Technical Lead on projects with direct oversight of design staff

Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.

Regularly meets and corresponds with clients, subconsultants, contractors or project stakeholders.

Emphasis for this role will be on the technical aspects of water and wastewater system designs (50%) but will provide marketing support (50%) when needed.

Manage a variety of water infrastructure projects, with varying degrees of complexity, maintaining scope, schedule, budget, and overall client satisfaction.


B.S. or M.S. in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering. The potential candidate has 15 to 20 years of experience with a Bachelor's or Master’s degree.


Active in Technical Organizations (i.e. AWWA, WEF).

Local working experience in the D.C. Metro area is preferred.

Strong written and oral communication skills, with proficiency in public speaking and presentations.

Familiarity with the following programs is preferred: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Storm/Sewer/WaterCAD.


Maryland P.E. license is required or must be able to obtain a Maryland P.E. within first 6 months of employment.


Candidate must be able to legally and lawfully work in the United States without any kind of Visa sponsorship requirements.

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.

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

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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