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Coastal Engineer

  1. Water
  2. Houston
R-068172

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Why join us?

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Coastal Group.  The position may require occasional travel, but will be primarily based from our Houston, TX office.  There is potential for assignment at one of our Florida offices for the right candidate.

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?

  • Responsibilities for the position include providing the expertise of a coastal engineer to all conventional aspects of coastal engineering projects.
  • Demonstrate understanding of principles and practices of coastal engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, and wave theory.
  • Coordinate work with other coastal engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline and with support services staff.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve complex problems.
  • Performs project design; coordinates field data collection plans; participates in production of plans and specifications; develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most desirable solution; analysis technical problems, asses feasibility and devises new approaches and alternative solutions; coordinates work with project manager and guides junior staff and technical personnel; responsible for maintaining quality standards and quality control; oversees and coordinates the construction phase of projects.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Performs preliminary engineering design and/or reviews the design and drafting work of junior engineers, designers or CAD technicians.
  • Communicate effectively and have good writing skills
  • Conducts or oversees personnel involved in engineering investigations and planning work.
  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts or coordinates construction services on projects of moderate scope.
  • May occasionally assist in the management of projects.
  • May perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.  

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Ocean or Coastal Engineering, or closely related field.
  • This level may be achieved by Engineers with 2 years’ experience since B.S. or 1 years since M.S.
  • Typical incumbent has 3 to 7 years’ experience implementing dredging and marine construction projects since Bachelor’s degree.
  • E.I. or EIT preferred. Ability to obtain PE within 2 years of hire.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Hypack survey software is preferred.
  • Experience with a variety of coastal project types is a plus.

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!

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