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Sr Highway Designer II

  • Job reference: NA-001452
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Henderson
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 seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV Highway Group as a Sr Highway Designer II.

MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

Provides design, production and coordination of construction plans and drawings in support of engineering or architectural project(s). Selects and recommends design procedures. Checks and reviews the design work of less experienced junior professionals and designers.

JOB DUTIES
  • Typical duties may involve, depending on service, conceptual and final design of utilities, grading, pavement and drainage, electrical diagrams or mechanical details for structures or bridges, roadway alignment, architectural details, sanitary sewer pump station, or water & sewer systems/treatment plan design, etc.
  • Researches, recommends and presents alternate design approaches based upon client request, governmental code requirements and other needs.
  • Performs and supervises designs utilizing CAD.
  • Coordinates, monitors and oversees design completion, permit applications, material quantities and cost estimates performed by junior designers and technicians.
  • Assists junior professionals in making design decisions.
  • Checks and reviews the design work of less experienced junior professionals and designers.
  • May write specifications, feasibility studies, plans and preliminary reports.
  • Organizes or directs field visits to collect data or resolve design conflicts.
  • May train less experienced junior professionals, designers and CAD technicians as required.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture or equivalent technical discipline plus fifteen years' experience, or Associate's degree plus a minimum of twenty years' progressive drafting and design experience, including at least twelve as a Designer, or HS diploma (or equivalent) plus a minimum of twenty five years progressive drafting and design experience, including at least fifteen as a Designer
SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Excellent technical judgment and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to give work direction to others. Strong math skill, manual dexterity and computer user skills required. Expertise in CAD production technologies required. 
  • Must have experience working with civil engineers and other designers to prepare improvement plans for residential and commercial land development projects using Microstation, AutoCAD and Civil 3D software.
  • Experience designing waterlines, sewer lines, roadways, storm drain facilities, required.
  • Job requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and operate computer equipment; ability to perform mathematical calculations, follow specifications, interpret and convert data into computerized designs, and provide training and instruction to others. Ability to communicate effectively and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines. Ability to interpret data, conceptualize ideas and prepare designs.
  • General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork. 
  • Must be knowledgeable of and understand applicable local design standards, details and specifications necessary to complete the work.
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
  • None. 
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 here:

http://careers.atkinsglobal.com/File.ashx?path=Root/Documents/north-america-welcome-new-employee/Equal_Opp_Stmt.pdf


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