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Sr. Project Manager-Water/Wastewater

  • Job reference: NA-000991
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: San Diego

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. 

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.

Want to work for a company who values passion, doing the right thing, putting clients first and working collaboratively to provide excellence in all they do? Take heart, you'll find it here.

The Atkins Water Infrastructure Group is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our San Diego group as a Senior Project Manager – Water/Wastewater. The Senior Project Manager 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.


Prepare project work plans

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

Demonstrate strong project management skills. PMP certification is a plus.

Perform engineering calculations.

Comprehend hydraulic modeling and perform analysis

Contribute to technical report writing and data/analysis summary tables and exhibits

Prepare cost and material quantity estimates.

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

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

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 15 to 20 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 programs is preferred: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, SWMM, Storm/Sewer/WaterCAD, 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.

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