Associate Civil Engineer- Road & Highway

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Associate Civil Engineer-Washington, D.C.

Parsons is one of the worlds largest transportation planning,
, and construction firms. We have an extensive portfolio of diverse transportation projects including rail and transit, road and highway, bridge and tunnel, and aviation infrastructure. Parsons expertise encompasses all phases of transportation engineering operations - from the initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning.
Parsons has the people and power to move the world.

Parsons seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Fairfax,
, DC Road and Highway staff as an Associate
civil engineer
. The successful applicant will join a highly successful and growing team of engineers and planners working on some of the area's and nations most prestigious projects and will have the chance to develop their planning, writing and engineering skills to their full extent including roadway, drainage, and 3D design in the development of highway, bridge and rail projects.
Under supervision, the successful candidate will apply technical professional proficiency to the investigation of engineering problems, the coordination of project activities, and the preparation of plans and documents for projects in preliminary to final design phases. On design assignments, this person will progress toward learning how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings, specifications and proposals. On engineering and planning assignments, he or she will continue to develop knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to client projects. The successful applicant will be required to uphold engineering ethics and standards of conduct.
Typical duties and responsibilities of this position are:
Designs and develops plans and drawings using CAD Package, which may include the development of preliminary layout and/or final drawings.
Organizes and conducts engineering investigations and planning work which have a well-defined scope. Outlines and prepares relatively straightforward reports of sections of more complex reports, working under the periodic review of a more experienced professional.
Researches feasibility of alternative design approaches, site conditions, and regulatory agency specifications.
Contributes to the development of specifications and permit applications, and writes miscellaneous reports.
Participates in quality control checks, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, checking computations, and/or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.
Coordinates with other disciplines as required.
Assists with the writing and development of technical proposals.
Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
Prepare deliverable as specified in the scope.
Conduct Field Studies including obtaining missing information relevant to the project.


The appropriately qualified candidate will have the following core competencies and required experience:
4-year degree in Civil Engineering and 0-3 years of related work experience. In addition, an Engineer-in-training (EIT) would be preferred.
Experience in the preparation of roadway design plans and signing and pavement marking plans is also desirable.
Technical writing,
and communications skills required.
CAD and in particular Microstation experience is preferred.
The ability and comfort level with learning new and advanced software applications
General office productivity software competency is required.
A valid driver's license and compliance with Parsons' vehicle policy is required for all positions in which you are required to drive for business purposes.

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.

Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management
firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,500 Parsons employees are engaged in more than 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages collectively, and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

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