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Water Resources Technical Lead (Landside)

  • Job reference: NA-002695
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Tampa
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 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.

In transportation, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is delivering innovative planning, program management, systems engineering, technology, asset management, and public-private partnership solutions to the industry. Our success is not by chance, it is because our people and our investment in their success. Working at Atkins is more than a career it is a way of life. Our landmark projects include: Taiwan High Speed Rail, Transport infrastructure improvements for 2012 London Olympic Games, Dubai Metro, Las Vegas’ Project Neon, Tampa’s I-4/Crosstown Connector, Denver’s Eagle P3 project and the Washington, DC Metro Purple Line Light Rail to name a few.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Water Resource East Practice as Water Resources Technical Lead (Landside). The primary role for this candidate will be to lead the water resources related technical delivery for all landside improvements associated with airport improvement projects, including Design/Build, focused in the NY/New England area or other geographies, as needed. This position will be based in our Orlando or Tampa, Florida office.


The individual will have responsibility for the integrated delivery of stormwater design aspects, including: managing a team of inhouse staff and coordination with related subconsultants; interdisciplinary coordination with other technical leaders and teams; effective management of team resources and maintaining agreed upon schedule; and effective representation of Atkins with the project Architect, Owner, Contractor and company leadership, as needed. Longer-term, the role will provide technical expertise and leadership for our Water Resources practice in Florida and Southeastern US, as well as support future Design/Build and mega projects.

  • Manages the staff, design delivery and production, and coordination activities of a water resources engineering team.
  • Work involves coordination, research and problem solving on a variety of engineering tasks, which may include unique and/or controversial issues, the solution of which has an important effect on major projects and/or programs.
  • Provides expertise for diverse water engineering activities throughout the area of responsibility.
  • May function as project manager, lead engineer and/or technical consultant.
  • Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to the water team to enhance the capabilities of the team. 
  • Mentors staff to achieve higher levels of success within the organization and the industry. 
  • Responsible for meeting technical requirements, quality, client satisfaction, and team performance goals.
  • May support regional business units and business development and sales units, to identify and strategize project pursuits, and coordinate resource requirements for proposals and engineering product production.

  • Minimum of 8 years (preferably 12+ years) of experience with design of infrastructure storm water conveyance and management, including: large culverts, complex storm drain systems, bridge hydraulics, water quality and BMP’s, watershed modeling, open swales, scour, and stormwater management and erosion and sediment control, including associated permitting. 
  • BS in Civil Engineering or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Prior design leadership and management experience on large land development or infrastructure assignment.
  • Design and client interaction experience with the Port Authority of NY and NJ, as well as the NY DEP and other regional permitting agencies preferred.
  • Previous large design-build project experience highly desired.
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills, proven through technical proposal development, technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.
  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with multiple disciplines.
  • Proven ability to manage an engineering team to meet required project technical requirements, schedule and quality. 
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D software is preferred. 

  • P.E. license in New York (or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire) is required.

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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