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Coastal Engineer

Why join us?

We are hiring! The Coastal Engineer is an integral part of our Coastal Team. This position is based out of Tampa, Florida.   Alternate office locations will be considered for the right candidate.

About Us

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.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Demonstrate high level of understanding the principles and practices of coastal engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, and wave theory.

  • Demonstrate ability to complete engineering calculations and modeling for coastal flood hazard analyses, surf zone dynamics, and offshore hydrodynamic modeling and statistical analyses.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems.

  • Coordinate work with other coastal engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline and with support services staff.

  • Manage individual tasks and small projects and be part of a team for larger or multi-disciplinary projects

  • Communicate effectively and have good writing skills

  • Maintain and enhance our reputation with clients, approval agencies and industry professionals as an outstanding service provider.

  • Maintain consistently high standards of delivery, quality, flexibility, and innovation.

  • Conduct peer and quality reviews on all applicable projects.

  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned.

What will you contribute?

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Coastal, or Environmental Engineering; Master of Science Degree preferred

  • At least 2 years of experience in coastal or marine engineering

  • Coastal engineering analysis in support of coastal flood hazard studies under a predefined framework, specifically wave runup/overtopping analysis, and wave overland propagation analysis.

  • Application of numerical modeling tools for simulating circulation, waves, water quality, or sediment transport (e.g. ADCIRC, Delft3D, SWAN, CMS, FUNWAVE, FVCOM, SCHISM, COULWAVE).

  • Experience with statistical analyses strongly desired.

  • Experience using ArcGIS or similar products a plus.

  • Scripting using Matlab, Python, or equivalent preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to conduct effective client and agency presentations and written technical report preparation, as well as effective skills working in diverse team environments with staff, clients, and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in decision making, including making sound defensible business decisions; and identifying, assessing, evaluating, and solving complex problems.

  • Demonstrated project experience through professional publications and presentations.

  • Participate in development of proposals, assist in business development, present at conferences, participate in professional organizations, and have the opportunity to grow nationally.

  • Ability to individually manage small stand-alone tasks and be part of team on big multi-disciplinary projects

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

  • 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.

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In the event a recruiter or agency who is 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.


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