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Senior EngineerWhy join us?Are you stuck at a company with no real opportunity or variety as a civil engineer?  Atkins seeks a highly motivated self-starter to join our Alexandria, VA Civil Engineering Group as a Senior Civil Engineer.  Our civil engineers do it all – grading, site plans, roads, utilities, stormwater.  They also work on local, state and federal projects that include small, medium and large planning, design-bid-build, and design-build projects.  Our civil engineers work on, and travel to, federal projects throughout the US, as well as Europe and the Middle East.  They also work with other civil engineering groups in numerous offices across the US.  Come join Atkins, where opportunities abound.About UsAtkins 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.How will you contribute to the team?

  • 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 scopes 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.

Special Skills

  • Ability to lead and prepare civil engineering projects consisting of construction plans, specifications,  and/or design calculations.
  • Experience with roadways, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, storm drain facilities, site grading, stormwater management, earthwork, erosion & sediment control, environmental compliance, ADA compliance, and/or pavement markings & signage.
  • Conduct periodic site visits, responses to RFI’s, shop drawing review, and more.
  • Ability and willingness to work on private, municipal, state and federal projects.
  • Proven technical writing and communication skills.
  • Local experience working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding required.
  • ProjectWise, Bluebeam, SharePoint, and MS Project knowledge and understanding a plus.

Education and Experience

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred.
  • Ten to twenty years of experience.

Professional Registrations

  • P.E. license is required.

What we offer at Atkins:At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.Please review Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:https://careers.snclavalin.com/equal-opportunities-statementAtkins cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:In the event a recruiter or agency who are not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. https://careers.snclavalin.com/recruitment-agencies  

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