Water Resources Engineer (EIT)

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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business 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.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have 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 Resource Group as a Water Resources Engineer (EIT).


The candidate's primary assignment will be to local design projects, flood control design, watershed management, stormwater masterplanning, FEMA map revision studies, as well as water resource related projects outside the area. The ideal applicant will have experience in drainage design, hydrologic and hydraulic methods and associated software as well as MicroStation/AutoCAD and highway drainage design. GIS experience associated with water resources is preferable.

  • Performs urban drainage engineering design and drafting. 
  • Performs hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis.
  • Prepares cost estimates.
  • Performs preliminary drafting of construction plans.
  • Contributes to technical report writing and data/analysis summary exhibits. 
  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff. 
  • May perform other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.



B.S. in Civil Engineering. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (preferably with a focus in Water Resources); no experience required with a Master's degree.


Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills. PC and CAD skills required.

Microstation, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, FlowMaster, WSPG, StormCAD, XPSWMM, InfoSWMM, SewerGEMS are preferred.


E.I. or EIT desired.

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

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.

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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