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Water & Sewer Construction Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-003051
  • Sector: Construction, Urban Development, Water
  • Location: Miami

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 Miami, FL Construction Management Group as a Water & Sewer Construction Engineer.


Under general direction, provides technical expertise to the direction of the firm's construction services program activities at one or various project sites. Responsible for the administration and observation of construction activities to determine if the quality of the work performed by the contractor meets clients' needs and governmental requirements, and conforms substantially with plans and specifications. Represents the firm to the construction project group and has ultimate responsibility for the firm's performance on the project. 
NOTE: Incumbents do not supervise any contractor's activities and are not responsible for job site safety; this title is to be used only for personnel with engineering degree/license, or in FDOT contracts or states where state regulations do not disallow the use of the 'Engineer' designation for non-engineers.

  • Work involves planning, coordination and problem solving on a variety of construction engineering projects involving several disciplines, multiple contractors and/or regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to communicate / collaborate with the multiple stakeholders on a water & sewer construction project, including client, A/E, Contractor, Permitting Agencies and the general public.
  • Assume required construction management responsibilities, including field quality assurance and contract administration.
  • Plans and organizes the administration and coordination of construction observation and reporting activities.
  • Directs subordinate internal staff involved in the observation, testing and sampling of construction materials, observation of construction work, and documentation of plan revisions and work progress.
  • Is responsible for reporting project cost and quality control activities to client.
  • Provides financial management of construction office operations, monitoring costs and expenses, approving and dispersing funds, and coordinating accounting and cost allocation.
  • Coordinates construction monitoring with client program manager to resolve problems, disputes and scheduling of work, and to prepare contract changes and supplemental agreements.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Ten years experience with Bachelor's in a combination of engineering design and construction/construction observation activities, including management and supervision of field personnel.
  • Twenty years experience without degree.
  • Extensive experience with underground utility installations, primarily including water and sewer piping, as well as experience with sewer pump stations is required.
  • Experience with water and sewer plants is not necessary but is a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; good public speaking ability; strong project financial management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.

  • Professional Registration is required.

  • Must have at least 10 years of construction experience with at least 5 of those years being involved with the construction of water and sewer pipe and pump station installations.

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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