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Sr. Lead Utility Coordinator

  • Job reference: NA-002252
  • Sector: Aviation, Buildings, Construction, Management Consultancy, Transportation
  • Location: New York
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  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.

Atkins has 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 New York City, NY Utilities Group as a Sr. Lead Utility Coordinator.



This role will serve as Lead Utility Coordinator for Major Design Build Project transportation infrastructure projects from pursuit stage through delivery.  This position will report to the Design or Technical Manager and will be responsible for coordinating utility locations and relocations project wide using internal staff and/or subconsultants. Candidates will perform a variety of technical duties requiring professional-level technical knowledge with sufficient familiarity with transportation related work, such as design, permitting, production, reporting and documentation, to serve as the primary point of interface between utilities and other project technical disciplines.


  • Coordination of utility adjustment process for transportation infrastructure projects including identification of existing utilities, identifying conflicts and assisting in identification of resolution.
  • Interpret plans & schedules to anticipate conflicts and resolution, review documents, utility records research, and coordinate/conduct meetings with contractors, affected parties, utility agencies and municipalities/owners.
  • Coordinates with other project technical disciplines as related to utility impacts. 
  • Participate in the preparation of sub-contracts, estimates of work (fee proposals), and scopes of work.
  • Coordinate and track project submittals, permitting and relocation efforts for multiple utilities project wide. Develops and maintains utility relocation data project wide. 
  • Lead a team of utility staff and/or subconsultants.
  • Conduct on-site visits and review plans to evaluate compliance with rules and regulations.
  • May oversee and coordinate the work of internal staff and subconsultants. Prepare and/or review Utility Agreement Assemblies, Joint Use Agreements and Record as-built drawings
  • May perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical field, plus continued education through workshops, seminars, and related courses. 
  • 20 years of experience in transportation infrastructure projects, with at least 5 years on major Design-Build projects.  
  • Minimum of two large transportation infrastructure DB projects serving in similar utility coordination leadership role.
  • Specific knowledge and experience working in the utility industry within the metropolitan New York area; knowledge of major utility agencies critical.




  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local utility regulations and codes applicable to transportation infrastructure.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain quality and safety standards.
  • Understanding of scheduling and budgeting software; ability to apply to project activities. 
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, 3-D Modeling, MicroStation/Geopak and Clash Detection software desired.



  • On-site field inspections will be required. 
  • Incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.



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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