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Senior Dam Safety Engineer

  1. Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa, Atlanta
R-117063

Why join us?

We are hiring! AtkinsRéalis is seeking a Senior Dam Safety Engineer to virtually support offices nationwide, with the preference to work a hybrid work schedule from one of our Southeastern US hub offices (located in Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, Atlanta).

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.

AtkinsRealis seeks an experienced dam safety professional with over 15 years’ experience to support our nationwide dam safety practice. This is a key hire in the AtkinsRealis Water Resources Technical Practice Organization (TPO) that includes over 250 staff engaged in water resources projects for federal, state, and private clients nationwide. A preference exists for the applicant to reside in the Southeastern US (North Carolina to Florida) and to virtually support projects nationwide.

The key hire must possess high technical skills to perform our backlog work assignments and to work with the AtkinsRealis operations to market new work nationally and to build a dam safety support team to perform the work. The work will focus on state dam safety agency support, support to individual dam owners dam safety permitting, and support of the AtkinsRealis federal program support of the National Dam safety program for FEMA.

AtkinsRealis is an international engineering design and program management company with over 36,000 professionals worldwide. This includes our offices in Florida or Georgia states and employees in the US and territories.

AtkinsRealis provides dam engineering as a core service internationally with centers of expertise in the United Kingdom and Canada. In the United States AtkinsRealis focuses on program support for the National Dam safety Program with FEMA, states, and municipal governments.  AtkinsRealis is expanding our US presence to add a full dam practice and to leverage our international expertise.

For FEMA, AtkinsRealis staff have supported the National Dam Safety Program as Subject Matter Experts (SME)for the past 15 years. FEMA presently has a 5-year contract with FEMA to support the NDSP.

This work involves:

  • Development of guidance documents and best practices for dam safety. This included FEMA P-946 “Federal Guidelines for Inundation Mapping of Dam Risks Associated with Dam Incidents and Failures.” fema_dam-safety_inundation-mapping-flood-risks.
  • SME for the High Hazard Potential Dam (HHPD) Rehabilitation Grant Program.
  • SME leading the development of the HHPD non-federal dam risk prioritization methodology and tool.
  • SME for the FEMA Dam Preparedness Collaborate Technical Assistance (CTA) Program.
  • Lead SME supporting piloting the CTA realistic scenario-base tabletop exercise training.
  • SME supporting the evaluation of a depth-velocity loss rate function for dams for consideration by FEMA as an addition to HAZUS.
  • AtkinsRealis is scheduled to update additional federal guidance and develop dam safety training over the next 3 years.

What will you contribute?

  • PE License
  • BSCE minimum with 15+ years’ experience with the planning, design of dams and dam safety
  • Experience working with state dam safety programs.
  • Experienced with dam inspections for regulatory compliance under the National Dam Safety Program.
  • Specialty in Hydrologic and Hydraulic (H&H) modeling of dams for state regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with GIS platforms using is H&H modeling and mapping.
  • Preparation of Emergency Action Plans.
  • Expertise with HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS 2D modeling for dams.
  • Desire to support business development and to build a technical supporting staff.

It is considered a plus for the candidate to possess the following additional expertise or desire to learn:

  • Experience using the DSS-WISE Lite program.
  • Experience performing dam risk and consequence assessments.
  • Use of the USACE HEC Res-Sim and Life-Sim programs.
  • Experience supporting dam breach tabletop exercise.
  • Experience in technical document/guidance development and training.

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 workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/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.

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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