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Sr. Track Design Engineer

NA-003815
  1. Calverton, Alexandria
  1. Transportation
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 Calverton, MD or Alexandria, VA Rail & Transit Group as a Sr. Rail & Transit Engineer.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

Under general direction, serves as a recognized technical specialist throughout the company, providing advice on the resolution of major technical problems of marked importance to the organization. Provides technical expertise on programs and projects with substantial fees, developing standards for diverse activities. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


JOB DUTIES
  • Serves as technical rail consultant, solving major R&T technical problems, developing engineering standards and guides, and determining program objectives and requirements.
  • Analyzes projects and makes cost-effective design recommendations, monitors design approaches and makes final design decisions.
  • Provides consultation and advice throughout the company on matters within area of expertise.
  • Monitors budget conformance.
  • Develops, communicates and manages project quality assurance, administrative procedures, communication guidelines, project deliverable formats and specifications, and progress reporting requirements.
  • Actively serves in quality control capacity.
  • Coordinates communications between internal and external associates and client, and between firm and regulatory agencies. Maintains frequent contact with clients and regulatory agency personnel to determine their respective needs and requirements.
  • Markets company services.
  • Conducts technical training workshops and serves as mentor to less experienced engineers and other technical professionals.
  • 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.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Engineers with fifteen years experience since Bachelor's or fourteen years since Master's. Typical incumbent has 20+ years of experience.


SPECIAL SKILLS
  • Strong persuasive ability, technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees. May be eligible for project management training.


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
  • P.E. license is required.


ADDITIONAL SKILLS
  • Prior experience working with agency personnel, regulatory agencies, public clients and other organizations is highly desired.
  • A wide range of knowledge of rail transport is required (i.e. rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, heavy rail, freight rail, etc.).


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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