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FEMA/ Water Resources Engineer

  1. Water
  2. Denver, Atlanta, Houston, Lynnwood
R-073173

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AtkinsRealis 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.

AtkinsRealis 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.

AtkinsRealis seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Dallas, Austin, Houston, Texas, Phoenix, AZ, Lynwood/Portland, Calverton/Overland Park/ Denver, Raleigh and Atlanta offices as a FEMA/Water Resources Engineer.

MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE

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. 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. 


JOB DUTIES

  • As a Water Resources Engineer I, the applicant will develop and complete new hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analyses. The H&H analyses will be completed to conform to FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) guidelines and specifications. Floodplain mapping will be completed using the results from the hydraulic analyses along with digital terrain data. These tasks will involve the use of various H&H engineering software as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Engineering databases, reports, and work maps will be developed and completed by the applicant, under the supervision and direction of a registered professional engineer.
  • In addition, the applicant will review submitted flood insurance revisions and evaluate submitted engineering H&H analyses to ensure that the analyses are technically accurate and that the revisions comply with FEMA NFIP regulations. The applicant will act as a technical liaison to FEMA, state and local governments, and to other engineers and/or property owners who submitted the engineering H&H analyses.
  • In addition to the tasks listed above, the applicant will also complete and/or assist senior engineers with other various engineering projects related to water resources and civil engineering. These projects may include, but are not limited to, storm water planning and design, watershed master plans, and transportation drainage plans.
  • Applies standard engineering practices and techniques in specific situations which may include the following:
  • Assists in the planning, design, and production of engineering drawings. May supervise the production of these drawings. Carries out specific assignments in preparing and assembling specifications.
  • Participates in conducting engineering investigations and planning work by completing well-defined tasks. These tasks may include collection and analysis of data using established procedures, performance of routine calculations, and participation in evaluating the feasibility of alternate solutions.
  • Prepares assigned sections of reports working under the close review of a more experienced professional.
  • Participates on projects involving construction activities by reviewing shop drawings for conformance with easily interpreted specifications; assists in recordkeeping and in generating progress reports; observes relatively simple construction procedures, and collects samples for quality control testing.
  • Performs data acquisition and analysis, researching the feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and/or regulatory agency specifications or regulations.
  • Prepares material for reports and permit applications, gathering information, writing rough outline, and/or preparing work progression documents and graphic presentations.
  • Performs engineering calculations.
  • Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. This level my be achieved by Engineers with 2 years' experience since B.S. or 1 year since M.S. The typical incumbent has 3 to 5 years' experience since Bachelor's degree.



SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Technical writing, computer and communications skills required. CAD skills preferred. Experience with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ArcGIS, SWMM, and AutoCAD, is preferred. 



PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

  • E.I. or EIT is usually required.

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 assemble and analyze data. 

What we offer at AtkinsRealis:

At AtkinsRealis, 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.

Please review AtkinsRealis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.snclavalin.com/equal-opportunities-statement

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

Why join us?

We are hiring! AtkinsRéalis is seeking a Senior FEMA Water Resources Planner to join our Lynnwood, WA office, or other US locations - option to work remotely.  

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?

  • Applies knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program, Risk MAP, and Community Rating System (CRS) by providing communications, training, and technical support to clients and community stakeholders for FEMA Regional offices and state/community clients. Candidates must have a thorough understanding of floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and risk communication principles as well as demonstrated experience authoring related publications.
  • Supporting the floodplain management, training, outreach, and special projects lead, duties include technical writing; document publication and editing; audio/video editing; NFIP-related technical assistance; ordinance review; SharePoint site administration; database maintenance; and training coordination, facilitation, development, and delivery.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in planning or a related field, or 10 years of related work experience. Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of experience with a combination of floodplain development/permit review, ordinance enforcement, hazard mitigation plan development, training development, and public information or outreach related activities. Completion of FEMA’s EMI E273 course (or equivalent). Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) is preferred.

Specialized Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of the National Flood Insurance Program, Risk MAP, and CRS.
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills; outstanding attention to detail.
  • Prior experience developing training course content, outreach materials, written publications, and presentations.
  • Prior experience with audio and video editing.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 (Office): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, etc.
  • Proficiency with online communication and meeting tools (MS Teams, Skype, WebEx, Zoom, and Adobe Connect).
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and MS Project is preferred.
  • Graphic design experience is preferred.

Professional Registrations:

  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Additional Requirements:

  • FEMA PTS, CTP, or CAP-SSSE programs knowledge a plus.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

At AtkinsRéalis, 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!

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

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

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

Expected compensation range is between $77,000 - $129,000 annually OR $37.00 - $62.00 hourly depending on skills, experience, and geographical location.

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

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

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, 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.  https://careers.snclavalin.com/recruitment-agencies

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