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Water Resources Project Director

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Water Resources Project Director

Water Resources Project Director

Why join us?

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Houston, Texas office as a Water Resources Project Director. The selected candidate will work with local Business Unit and Business Development leadership to increase Atkins public business presence in the greater Houston market. As a seller/doer the selected candidate will lead a variety of water-related projects involving 1D and 2D hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling for urban drainage analysis, floodplain mapping, watershed planning and closed conduit and open channel design. This individual must be competent in performing water resources engineering work and demonstrate a broad knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and design methods. The selected candidate will have demonstrated success in managing the technical and financial aspects of large projects and have strong leadership and people/client skills. Candidate will be expected to prepare proposals, market existing and potential clients, and help represent Atkins in the community.

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?

  • Provide industry-leading knowledge and prominence to Atkins business’ projects and initiatives.
  • Support clients to formulate innovative solutions to drive project success.
  • Provide QA/QC functions and expert advice for complex projects.
  • Identify and support business development activities and proposal development.
  • Function as a project lead and mentor to project teams.
  • Prepare project work plans, develop project scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Direct project team compliance with contract terms, schedule, budget and quality objectives.
  • Monitor schedules, financial status of projects and quality control on projects.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor's degree in field of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus.
  • This level may be achieved by technical professionals or managers with twelve years of experience since B.S. or eleven years since M.S., with at least three of these years in the Senior Project Manager position with highly complex project management responsibility.
  • Good technical writing and communications skills. May be eligible to receive project management training.
  • Experience and familiarity with the following programs is required: ArcGIS, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1D & 2D).
  • Experience with the following programs is preferred but not necessary: Geopak, Inroads Storm & Sanitary, EPA- SWMM, AutoCAD. The qualified candidate is proficient in schematic drainage design and riverine hydraulics.
  • P.E. license is required (Texas preferred).
  • CFM is required.

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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