Senior FEMA/Water Resources Engineer in Alexandria, VA at Atkins North America, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/26/2019

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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 Alexandria, Virginia or Calverton, Maryland office as a Senior FEMA/Water Resources Engineer.


  • As a Senior Water Resources Engineer, the applicant will support activities related to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • The applicant will complete new hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analyses that conform to NFIP guidelines and specifications. Floodplain mapping will be completed using the results from the hydraulic analyses along with digital terrain data. These tasks will involve the use of various H&H engineering software as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Engineering databases, reports, and work maps will be developed and completed by the applicant.
  • The applicant will review submitted flood insurance revisions and evaluate submitted engineering H&H analyses to ensure that the analyses are technically accurate and that the revisions comply with FEMA NFIP regulations.
  • The applicant will complete quality control reviews and oversee H&H analyses completed by junior engineers.
  • The applicant will serve as a technical resource for junior engineers and will provide mentorship and supervision.
  • In addition to the tasks listed above, the applicant will also complete and/or assist with other various engineering projects related to water resources and civil engineering. These projects may include, but are not limited to, storm water planning and design, watershed master plans, and transportation drainage plans.