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 Alexandria, VA Civil Engineering Group as a Civil Engineer.
Under supervision, applies technical professional proficiency to the investigation of engineering problems, the coordination of project activities, and the preparation of preliminary plans and documents in the field of civil engineering. Typical civil engineering elements include roadways, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, storm drain facilities, site grading, stormwater management, earthwork, erosion & sediment control, environmental compliance, ADA compliance, and pavement markings & signage.
On design assignments, progresses toward learning how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications. On engineering and planning assignments, continues to develop a knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. On construction assignments, continues to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering plans and specifications into constructed product. Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.
Performs work which involves conventional types of plans, investigations, or surveys, to carry out civil engineering projects or phases of a single project with relatively few complex features and requiring the use of analysis, interpretation, and deductive reasoning. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables. Duties usually include the following:
Designs and develops plans and drawings, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings.
Organizes and conducts engineering investigations and planning work which have a well-defined scope. Outlines and prepares relatively straightforward reports of sections of more complex reports, working under the periodic review of a more experienced professional.
Provides engineering services during construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with specifications; prepares records and progress reports defining construction progress; observes construction procedures under the guidance of a more experienced professional, and evaluates the results from quality control testing.
Researches feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and regulatory agency specifications.
Contributes to the development of specifications and permit applications, and writes miscellaneous reports.
Prepares preliminary man-hour, cost and material quantity estimates.
Participates in quality control checks, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, checking computations, and/or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.
Coordinates with other disciplines as required.
Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.
Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.