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Project Director

Alexandria, VA, United States of America
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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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, thrive. We 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 a to join our team Project Director to join our Alexandria, VA Office .

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?
  • Key point of contact for the Client, actively managing and ensuring consistency of delivery and compliance with standards.
  • Provide leadership to core delivery teams, driving change and monitoring performance of project managers, business partners and contractors.
  • Planning and driving change on programs of work and working with the Client to ensure these are delivered to meet expectations in improved performance.
  • Defining clear lines of communication and responsibilities, coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to ensure efficient use of resources and production of cost-effective solutions.
  • Actively identifying and managing risk.
  • Ensuring compliance of our management activities and advice.
  • Working with the Client to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and apply these to the ongoing pipeline of work orders.

What will you contribute?
  • Bachelor's degree in field of practice. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework
  • and/or MBA a plus.
  • This level may be achieved by technical professionals or managers with twelve years of
  • experience since B.S. or eleven years since M.S., with at least three of these years in the
  • Senior Project Manager position with highly complex project management responsibility.
  • Member of the Association of Project Managers (preferably Chartered), or another relevant Professional Body.
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership with experience of building and managing diverse, collaborative teams, and working collaboratively as an individual.
  • Understanding of technical, quality and safety processes, with proven experience in delivering programs of water supply and wastewater projects.
  • Commercial management experience, able to support pricing and estimating activities, monitor cost and schedule performance with a good understanding of the collaborative and alternative delivery contracts and the embedded principles of collaborative working.
  • Professional registration in field of practice is required, if available, e.g., P.E., A.I.C.P.,
  • R.A., or R.L.A. Certification as a "Project Management Professional" (PMP) or "Certified
  • Construction Manager" (CCM) required within one year of assuming this position

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 for domestic partners 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
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet 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
  • 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:

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.

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At AtkinsRéalis , we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.


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