Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer

  1. Water

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  Reno, NV Water Infrastructure Group as a Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer.


  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be able to effectively carry out complete designs and also be able to supervise a team of mid- and entry-level engineers and designers. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Our nationally expanding footprint has increased our need for capable professionals to lead specific projects and clients within and outside of Nevada. As we continue to work for award winning clients and projects, opportunities exist for technical staff to be involved in innovative water conveyance and treatment projects. With active projects in multiple states, our staff are challenged to work on complex and sustainable infrastructure projects. 

Focus Area of Current Projects:
  • General and Advanced Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Membrane Treatment of Municipal Water and Wastewater
  • Pressure and Gravity Piping and Pumping Systems
  • Water Storage Facilities
  • On-Call Engineering Services for Municipal Clients
  • Executes complex assignments relating to planning, designing and preparing plans related to water and wastewater infrastructure including distribution, collection, and transmission pipelines; pump and booster stations; reservoirs; water supply and water/wastewater treatment systems.
  • Develops technical engineering documents including reports, specifications, permits, cost estimates, quantities, and construction plans.
  • Comprehends hydraulic modeling and performs analysis.
  • Assists with supervision of multidiscipline teams with staff of varying experience.
  • Monitors/manages design and development of plans and drawings, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings.
  • Monitors/manages projects involving construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with specifications; recordkeeping and progress reports; observes construction procedures, and directs subconsultants.
  • Performs quality control, maintains quality standards in work produced, checks computations and reviews design drawings.
  • Maintains frequent contact with clients and regulatory agency personnel to determine their respective needs and requirements.
  • Monitors/manages a variety of water infrastructure projects, with varying degrees of complexity, maintaining scope, schedule, budget, and overall client satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills. May serve as technical lead on projects with direct oversight of design staff.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and instruction to more junior staff members.
  • Regularly meets and corresponds with clients, subconsultants, contractors or project stakeholders.
  • Supports business development activities from identification of opportunities to preparing proposals and making presentations to clients.
  • Emphasis for this role will be on the technical aspects of water and wastewater system designs (80%) but will provide business development support (20%) when needed.


  • B.S. or M.S. in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering. This level may be achieved with a Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience, three of these working as a project manager.
  • Master’s degree or higher is preferred.

  • Active in Technical Organizations (i.e. AWWA, ASCE).
  • Local working experience in Nevada or adjacent regions is preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with proficiency in public speaking and presentations.
  • Familiarity with the following programs is preferred: ArcGIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Storm/Sewer/WaterCAD, InfoWater, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)
  • Experience working with local and state regulatory agencies for permitting approvals a plus.

  • Nevada P.E. license is required.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong technical writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and devise appropriate solutions.
  • General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.



Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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