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Engineering Manager, Minerals & Metals

  1. Minerals & metallurgy
  2. Scottsdale

Why join us?  

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thriveWe need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis! 

We are seeking an Engineering Manager to join our North American Minerals & Metals team. This candidate will be responsible for the leadership of the Engineering Teams on various projects and will report to the Director of Engineering for North America. The preferred location for this position is Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix, AZ), though other US locations may be considered.

Our Minerals & Metals team combines global-caliber expertise with local capabilities to provide tailored solutions for projects of any size, scope or complexity in the aluminum, gold, copper, iron ore, nickel, fertilizers, and sulfur product sectors, among others. As a Minerals & Metals life cycle service provider of choice, we provide cutting edge, innovative technologies and achieve mining value by integrating cross-functional teams with our clients to deliver services at the heart of their mining environments. We believe in working openly and transparently, together, delivering world-class projects.

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis 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. AtkinsRéalis 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?

Under general direction, supervises the staff and work production of a technical work unit. Provides leadership, direction, and technical guidance to staff to ensure that quality technical services are provided to clients and that the technical work unit meets its operating performance targets. Manages project production, project acquisition/client relations, and financial management of the work unit to ensure quality, client satisfaction, continued production backlog, and profitability of all projects within the work unit. Typically, responsible for annual revenues over $2M and over 15 staff.

  • With Technical Director, BU Managers and Project Managers, identifies current and future staffing availability based on technical and budgetary requirements of future workload and manpower projections.

  • Recommends salary levels for new hires and initiates salary and position adjustment actions for staff, subject to senior management review and approval.

  • Conducts semi-annual performance reviews and annual career planning sessions with direct reports.

  • Provides staff with ongoing performance feedback and counsel to promote improved performance and career development.

  • Helps staff identify and pursue technical and professional development activities consistent with their career development goals and work unit objectives/company needs.

  • Ensures staff compliance with company policies and procedures.

  • Ensures appropriate staff allocation to projects in consideration of project schedules, budgets, key milestone dates and work products.

  • Monitors and enforces compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the operating unit.

  • Reviews project QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits on current or recently completed projects.

  • Assists staff in resolving problems concerning work with the various business units.

  • Maintains visibility and professional currency by actively participating in professional and civic organizations and encourages staff to do the same.

  • Works with Practice and Technical Directors to design and implement development tracks for technical staff, with a focus on building technical excellence at all levels of the organization.

  • May participate in pursuing new project opportunities for firm by maintaining contacts with current and prospective clients.

  • May assist sales spearhead and project managers to staff new pursuits and contract negotiations. Approves purchase requests for capital items as specified in the Authorization Matrix. Foster a spirit of enthusiasm, technical innovation, client focus, team building and continual improvement.

  • Leads the strategic planning and development of the Engineering for Projects executed in North America through a deep understanding of the business environment, competitive pressures, customer requirements and market trends.

  • Plans and controls the work of the Engineering Team by ensuring projects are sufficiently staffed per project schedules with personnel possessing the specific technical needs of projects.

  • Maintains the highest standard of relationship with the Client and jurisdictional authorities.

  • Makes decisions and recommendations on highly technical and complex issues based on recommendations and input from team members.

  • Ensures good communications and that data flows smoothly between Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Project Control.

  • Prepares data for the monthly progress report as related to engineering and submit to the Project Manager

  • Ensures that the project is properly closed-out and engineering documents are archived per corporate policy.

  • Provides the final project engineering statistics to Director Engineering, Chiefs of Discipline, and Director Project Services.

  • Applies standards, an execution plan, procedures, and other methods as required to maintain and enforce the required levels of technical quality.

  • Uses the technical knowledge and experience of the Chiefs of Disciplines in managing the Engineering teams on Projects.

  • Manages and motivates the Technical Staff to encourage the use of imagination and new skills in design engineering.

  • Coordinates and supervises the activities of the Project Lead Discipline Engineers: ensures that they effectively monitor the technical excellence of the engineering work in their disciplines, respect their budgets and communicate among themselves efficiently.

  • Reviews all engineering documents: estimates, specifications, data sheets, requisitions, drawings, and so on. This is not a check for the technical accuracy of details, but an edit check to make sure of the completeness and general consistency with the project procedures.

  • Ensures that Design Change Notices (DCNs) are issued immediately.

  • Ensures that personnel respond to DCNs and convert them to Project Change Notices (PCNs) when applicable.

  • Ensures that the Project Lead Discipline Engineers, the Project Engineers/Area Managers maintain close control over DCNs and PCNs.

  • Ensures to apply the intent of the design and gives engineering assistance to vendors and to construction teams.

  • Provides engineering assistance during commissioning and start-up operations where these are included in the project scope.

  • Ensures that AtkinsRéalis quality assurance procedures and programs are adhered to by all engineering personnel.

  • Performs technical audits on projects in accordance with the established QA program and ensure the timely implementation of all identified corrective actions.

  • Monitors overall productivity and efficiency of the disciplines on the project, forecast trends and anticipate potential problems and difficulties meeting milestones or budgets on projects.

  • Provides weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to and share important information with business leaders.

  • Participates in the preparation and review of proposals, particularly engineering execution plans.

  • Establishes and maintains good client relations and promote the Company’s reputation as a leading Engineering & Design Consultant, EPCM & PMC consultant.

  • Implements effective project communications with all stakeholders, holding project functional leads accountable to keep their project team members informed on significant issues affecting their engineering discipline.

  • Supervises engineering personnel in several offices of a region if projects are executed in multiple offices.

  • Adheres, supports, and promotes Company Quality Management System, HSE requirements, policies, and procedures.

  • Establishes and maintains a climate favorable to the application of ethical and professional practices in the execution of the project engineering work.

  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, Process or Civil/Structural Engineering. Post graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved by technical professionals or technical managers with 20 years of experience since B.S., with at least three of these years in positions with project management or supervisory responsibilities.

  • P.E. License, preferably in Arizona or Utah

  • Has excellent technical and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to manage individuals and teams, provide leadership, and manage project production.

  • Has business vision, excellent communication skills, and is able to represent the firm effectively to clients, key public officials, and the community in general.

  • Has broad experience in the execution of multi-discipline engineering work on large/complex projects across the complete EPC/EPCM lifecycle.

  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of the Metals and Minerals businesses, be thoroughly familiar with typical business and contract models employed in the industry and hold a wide network of professional industry contacts.

  • Demonstrates the implementation of innovative approaches to engineering execution in past roles.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:  

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work. 

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • PTO plus two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!  

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplaceEOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability. 

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here: 


AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacyPlease consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data. 

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice.   

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws. 

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies: 

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis 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.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies 


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