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Sr Civil Engineer II - Land Development

  • Job reference: NA-001493
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Urban Development
  • Location: Henderson
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you've set your heart on working for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do, then you've come to the right place.

The Atkins Civil Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Henderson, NV office as a SR Civil Engineer II – Land Development.

Under general direction of the Project Manager, provides technical expertise to the civil staff for diverse engineering activities on land development projects 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. Conducts quality control checks of engineering calculations, designs, specifications, reports, and cost estimates.

  • Acts as the engineering / technical leader of land development projects to enable the project manager to spend more time developing business.
  • Provides high-level direction to the design team by being two or three steps in front of the design and production process so that potential design and scheduling issues, and resource needs can be identified as soon as possible.
  • Assists the project manager with forward planning and leadership. 
  • Functions as a senior land development team member, not a supervisor. Must lead the design team by example and mentor the less experienced staff, and be able to delegate work to the appropriate team members.
  • Has a thorough understanding of local design standards and criteria related to roadways, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, storm drain facilities, site grading and drainage, earthwork, ADA compliance, pavement markings, and signage. In addition, possesses a strong familiarity with street and parking lot lighting and traffic signalization.
  • Must work effectively and coordinate efficiently with outside consultants including architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects.
  • Assists the project manager in preparing for client and/or review agency meetings by ensuring that appropriate exhibits, progress prints, backup data, etc. is assembled by the team. Attends such meetings when deemed appropriate or necessary by the project manager.
  • Shares experiences and insight with the design team to help the team produce deliverables that are sound and follow local design standards, criteria, guidelines and engineering practices.
  • Must understand the scope of work defined by the contract, and monitor the budget with respect to completion of the work. Must have a sense of the task budgets so adjustments can be made appropriately if too much time is being spent to complete the tasks. Must recognize out-of-scope work and notify the project manager in a timely manner so extra work isn’t performed without authorization from the client.
  • Has the ability to complete the conceptual design of different elements of a project, but also able to provide specific design assistance when warranted such as a pending due date. 
  • 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 Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S. Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.


  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding required. 
  • Local experience within Las Vegas/Henderson NV preferred. Experience working in Phoenix, AZ or California is a plus. 
  • Land development experience preferred.
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.

  • Nevada P.E. license is required or ability to obtain a Nevada Civil PE license within 6 months. 

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

Job requires 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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