Senior Civil Engineer - Land Development in Henderson, NV at Atkins North America, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Atkins 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Henderson, NV Civil Engineering Group as an Senior Civil Engineer – Land Development.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

Under general direction of the Project Manager, provides technical expertise to the civil staff for diverse engineering activities on land development projects throughout the assigned area of responsibility. May function as lead designer or technical consultant. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct. Conducts quality control checks of engineering calculations, designs, specifications, reports, and cost estimates.

JOB DUTIES
  • Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing and executing project assignments.
  • Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to technical problems.
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art methods and development in area of specialization.
  • Recommends changes or improvement to plans and programs.
  • Acts as the engineering / technical leader of land development projects.
  • Provides high-level direction to the design team by being two or three steps in front of the design and production process so that potential design and scheduling issues and resource needs can be identified as soon as possible.
  • Assists the project manager with forward planning and leadership.
  • Functions as a senior land development team member, not a supervisor.
  • Must lead the design team by example and mentor the less-experienced staff, and be able to delegate work to the appropriate team members.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the criteria related to site grading and drainage, sanitary sewers, water main design, storm systems, roadways, earthwork, ADA compliance, pavement markings, and signage.
  • Strong familiarity with stormwater management, erosion, and sediment control.
  • Must work effectively and coordinate efficiently with outside consultants including architects, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects.
  • Assists the project manager in preparing for client and/or review agency meetings by ensuring that appropriate exhibits, progress prints, backup data, etc. is assembled by the team.
  • Attends such meetings as appropriate or necessary by the project manager.
  • Shares experiences and insight with the design team to help the team produce deliverables that are sound and follow local design standards, criteria, guidelines and engineering practices.
  • Must understand the scope of work defined by the contract, and monitor the budget with respect to completion of the work.
  • Must have a sense of the task budgets so adjustments can be made appropriately if too much time is being spent to complete the tasks.
  • Must recognize out-of-scope work and notify the project manager in a timely manner so extra work isn’t performed without authorization from the client.
  • Can complete the conceptual design of different elements of a project, but also able to provide specific design assistance when warranted such as a pending due date.
  • Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing and executing project assignments.
  • Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to technical problems.
  • Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, designs, evaluations and specifications developed by design staff for accuracy and completeness, performing on-site inspections and reviews, and conducting or overseeing remedial design work.
  • Prepares / reviews basis of design reports, design memos, construction specifications, and other project-related documents, when needed.
  • Recommends changes or improvements to plans and programs.
  • May function as the project manager for routine to semi-complex projects.
  • Responsibilities may include marketing, negotiating contracts, budgeting, financial management, schedule coordination and resources allocation.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time-to-time deem necessary.

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