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Sr. Water Resources Engineer

  •  NA-001736
  •  Water
  •  Phoenix

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 Phoenix, AZ Water Resource Group as aSenior Water Resource Engineer



Under direction, provides the expertise of a seasoned engineer to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies advanced concepts and techniques to unconventional engineering problems. May function as individual researcher or technical specialist. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.



-  Performs project design, sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers, CAD designers or technicians.


-  Plans and reviews the production of engineering drawings and specifications.


-  Plans and reviews the production of engineering investigations or planning work.


-  Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution.


-  Analyzes technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions.


-  Analyzes project dimension and scope, and prepares or oversees the preparation of cost and manpower estimates, schedules and job budgets.


-  Coordinates work with project manager, and guides junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.


-  Is responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.


-  May occasionally manage projects.


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






COMPLEXITY (Variety or uniqueness of tasks; relative difficulty or importance of work performed; size of unit supported, etc.):


Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments. Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices.




DECISION-MAKING (Supervision received; independent judgment or initiative; consequence of error):


Consistently exercises independent judgment.  Supervision and guidance relate largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Consults with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments.




WORK DIRECTION GIVEN TO OTHERS (Titles and number of personnel; type of direction given):


Supervises and reviews the work of junior professionals, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.




INTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others within the organization):


Interfaces with senior technical professionals, technical managers, and administrative staff and managers as necessary.




EXTERNAL CONTACTS (Required interaction/relationship with others outside the organization):


Represents the organization in conferences with clients and/or regulatory agencies.










B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with four years of water resources and/or water/wastewater experience since B.S. or three years since M.S. Typical incumbent has six to ten years of experience.




Proven technical writing and communication skills. Incumbent may be eligible for project management training.




P.E. license is required.