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Sr. Design Engineer-Water/Wastewater

  • Job reference: NA-000986
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: San Diego
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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 Infrastructure Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our San Diego, CA office as a Civil Engineer / Senior Design Engineer.  The Civil Engineer/Senior Design Engineer will support and lead projects for water and wastewater clients in the greater San Diego County area, including planning, designing and preparing plans related to water and wastewater infrastructure which may be comprised of water distribution and sewage collection systems, pump stations, reservoirs, hydraulic structures, and water/wastewater treatment facilities.


  • Designs and develops plans and drawings, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings.

  • Performs pump system engineering calculations

  • Performs hydraulic modeling analysis

  • Contributes to technical report writing and data/analysis summary tables and exhibits

  • Participates on projects involving construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with easily interpreted specifications; assists in recordkeeping and in generating progress reports; observes relatively simple construction procedures, and collects samples for quality control testing.

  • Prepares cost and material quantity estimates.

  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.

  • Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.

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


Project management experience including the following is a plus:

  • Develop project scopes, schedules, and budgets

  • Monitor/manage project production for compliance with schedule, budget and quality objectives

  • Maintain communications with team members, clients, and others involved with the project

  • Supervise multidiscipline teams with staff of varying experience

  • Perform quality control, maintain quality standards in work produced, check computations or review design drawings

  • Support business development activities from identification of opportunities to preparing proposals and making presentations to clients

  • Uphold engineering ethics and professional standards of conduct.

  • Lead and mentor project teams



B.S. or M.S. in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering. The potential candidate has greater than 15 years of experience with a Bachelor's or Master’s degree.  Additionally, the applicant should be familiar with and have experience with a combination of the following skills:




Excellent interpersonal skills and strong technical writing and communications skills. Experience and familiarity with the following is preferred: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Storm/Sewer/WaterCAD, and specification preparation is preferred.





PE license in CA is required within 6 months of employment.



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 assemble and analyze data.





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.



Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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