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Water Resources/Drainage Engineer II

  • Job reference: NA-001982
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Raleigh
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 Raleigh, NC Water Resource Group as a Water Resources/Drainage Engineer II.


A strong candidate for this role must be competent in performing water resources engineering work and demonstrate a broad knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and design methods. The candidate must have NCDOT roadway drainage design experience and must be proficient in Microstation, Geopak drainage, highway drainage design, and floodplain analysis. GIS experience associated with water resources and 2-D modeling experience is also preferable. A strong candidate will be able to independently make sound preliminary engineering decisions, develop water resource design plans, write design specifications, and plan technical reports


Performs roadway drainage design as part of a team. May review the design and drafting work of junior engineers, designers or drafters.

Performs hydrologic/hydraulic modeling for floodplain mapping.

Prepares final plans and design reports and submits them for review.

May work with external clients at progress meetings and throughout project to meet client needs, project schedules, goals and deadlines.

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

May manage or assist in the management of projects.

May perform other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering (preferably with a focus in Water Resources). This level may be achieved by Engineers with 2 years' experience since B.S. or 1 year since M.S. The typical incumbent has 3 to 5 years' experience since Bachelor's degree.


Good technical writing, computer, communication and organization/planning skills are required.

Experience and familiarity with the following programs and methodology is required: Microstation, Geopak drainage, HEC-RAS, SCS methodology, and the Rational Formula.

Experience with the following programs is preferred but not necessary: GIS, HEC-HMS, AutoCAD, SWMM products, FlowMaster, and 2D modeling software.

NCDOT roadway drainage design experience is required.


EI or EIT is usually required.

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 plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions.

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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