Senior Transportation Engineer

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Not Applicable/None
Job Description:

Ready to put your project engineer expertise to work on marquee projects that will change the fabric of our community? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of engineering tasks on large scale, complex challenges? Parsons is now hiring a Senior Project Engineer for our rapidly expanding transportation project.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your advanced project and communications knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity to lead teams. We need our engineers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team oriented environment and who have exceptional communication, analytical and leadership skills. In this role you will: Integrate the various engineering, scheduling, procurement, construction, and startup aspects of a medium sized project. May manage a subtask of a larger project or study in accordance with contractual obligations. Responsible for the technical excellence of the engineering functions of the project including coordination of technical disciplines, procurement of materials and equipment, and construction planning assistance. Relocation to the project site may be required during construction and startup activities.

  • Support transportation engineering and planning team in Illinois and the region.
  • Apply solid foundational knowledge of NEPA guidelines to develop planning strategies supportive of various regional road & highway projects.
  • Support work of team members in the delivery of plans, studies, and reports. Develop the scopes, schedules, and budgets for assigned project elements, and monitor progress to meet schedule and budget requirements.
  • Coordinate the utilization of interdisciplinary technical personnel on the project with other project engineers.
  • Assists the project manager in planning, directing, supervising, and controlling the execution of technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the project or study. Assist in determining the technical skills and staff hours required for successful completion of the project.
  • Prepare technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management.
  • Prepare, coordinate, and facilitate public involvement and consensus-building meetings and workshops.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and future clients.
  • Collaborate with business development team to support project development activities.


Must have a 4-year degree in Engineering (or related field) and 8 to 10 years of related experience, or a broad general engineering background is required. Professional registration may also be required.

Demonstrated experience with preliminary engineering and environmental clearance projects.

Solid knowledge and experience with NEPA regulations and guidelines is required.

Potential to perform in a lead capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a familiarity of industry practices and regulations are required.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.