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Sr. Civil/Structural Engineer

  • Job reference: AE-000325
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Richland

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 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 Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Sr. Civil/Structural Engineer to join the nuclear team in Richland, WA

Job Summary

Designs and supervises construction projects. May use computer-assisted analytical and design software to perform assignments. Able to take building designs from concept to final design and construction. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Makes decisions independently on complex engineered systems, commensurate with experience and seniority. Applies knowledge of  Civil, Structural and Architectural (CS&A) principles to design, plan, permit and construct civil works. 

Job Duties/Tasks/Responsibilities

Develops design documents including specification and calculations to document compliance with project and code requirements. Performs a variety of engineering calculations using traditional engineering methods or  Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for foundations, reinforce concrete structure and components, structural steel frames and other similar concrete and steel structural components and systems.

Generates fully compliant civil/structural drawing for layouts, building sections/plans/details, foundation details, steelwork details and architectural feature design.

Assists in the preparation and approval of design documents and plant modifications, including supervision of engineers and designers in document development in accordance with approved procedures, processes, design requirements and national consensus standards.

Provides technical expertise and guidance to develop, manage and implement engineering analysis, activities and programs to identify and resolve equipment and system problems.

Familiar with national codes and standards appropriate to the CS&A Engineering discipline such as IBC, ASCE 7, AISC 341, AISC-360, AISC 325, and ACI 318. Ideal candidate will also have experience using nuclear civil and structural codes such as ACI 349, AISC N690, ASCE 43-03, and AISC Design Guide 27.  

Ensures relevant design criteria, specifications, practices, procedures and codes and site design and safety and licensing basis are used in preparation of design media.

Interfaces with clients, Atkins staff, within the team and supporting sub-contractors to ensure work is being completed in a safe and efficient manner, ensuring that safety is an integral element embodied in equipment design and specification.

Works in multi-discipline teams on project-based work and ensures integration of design across multiple disciplines.

Performs checking to ensure accuracy of design media in accordance with company policies and procedures and client expectations.

Works on a timeline, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of work and initiates corrective measures to overcome delays.

Understands, complies and is responsible for working to environmental health and safety policies and procedures, and attends meetings as required.

Recommends new equipment, concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify design, reduce costs, correct design flaws or to comply with changes in client requirements, codes or regulations.

Performs independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of plant changes and design modifications.

Supports installation and testing of site systems and components.

Participates in the preparation of cost estimates for engineering services to internal and external clients and coordinates work assignments to meet project-established schedules and budgets.

Performs other duties as assigned.



• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineer or related discipline
• Minimum of 10 years practical civil engineering experience
• Professional Engineering License strongly preferred


• Strong communication skills
• Knowledge of STAAD Pro, ANSYS, ABAQUS or similar FEA design software
• Highly familiar with Civil Engineering industry codes and standards
• Experienced in the management of complex engineering projects
• Experience in working in a highly regulated environment desirable

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

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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