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Water Resources Engineer in Training (EIT)

  • Job reference: NA-001625
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Reno
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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 Nevada Water Resource Group in Reno as a Water Resources Engineer in Training (EIT).


Under supervision, applies technical professional proficiency to the investigation of engineering problems, the coordination of project activities, and the preparation of preliminary plans and documents in water resources. On design assignments, progresses toward learning how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications. On engineering and planning assignments, continues to develop a knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. On construction assignments, continues to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering plans and specifications into constructed product. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


Designs and develops plans and drawings, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings.


Organizes and conducts engineering investigations and planning work which have a well-defined scope. Outlines and prepares relatively straightforward reports of sections of more complex reports, working under the periodic review of a more experienced professional.


Provides engineering services during construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with specifications; prepares records and progress reports defining construction progress; observes construction procedures under the guidance of a more experienced professional, and evaluates the results from quality control testing.


Researches feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and regulatory agency specifications.


Contributes to the development of specifications and permit applications, and writes miscellaneous reports.


Prepares preliminary man-hour, cost and material quantity estimates.


Participates in quality control checks, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, checking computations, and/or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.


Coordinates with other disciplines as required.


Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.


Performs such 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). Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's Degree in a branch of Engineering directly related to hiring discipline. The typical incumbent has 0 to 5 years' experience since Bachelor's degree.


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


Experience and familiarity with any of the following programs and methodology is preferred but not necessary:  Microstation Inroads or AutoCAD Civil 3D, HEC-1 or HEC-HMS, HEC-22 methodology, SCS methodology, the Rational Formula, and StormCAD or WSPG.  


Experience with any of the following programs is preferred but not necessary: GIS, HEC-RAS, InfoWorks, SWMM products, SewerGEMS, FlowMaster, and 2D modeling software.


EI or EIT is preferred.


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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