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Parsons Corporation Rail & Transit Systems Engineering Co-op in Burnaby, British Columbia

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Job Description:

Are you interested in transforming the future of infrastructure?

We're a community of individuals with different points of view who enjoy opportunities to share our skills and ideas. We genuinely value people who will articulate their perspectives and we're looking for a Rail & Transit Systems Engineering Co-op to join our team.

We offer our interns coaching, opportunities to expand their knowledge, competitive compensation and the prospect of a job at graduation!

Parsons Corporation is Fortune 1000 engineering firm and technology solutions provider with over 16,000 employees across 24 countries and $4B in revenue.

Parsons has set the standard for safe, effective, and reliable rail and transit systems around the globe. Partnering with more than 400 transit agencies, we have worked on EVERY major railroad and transit system in North America and many of the most renowned systems overseas! Whether its conducting rail systems/software design, construction, commissioning, or aftermarket support, our engineering team has supported all elements of railroads and rail transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail, subways, and light rail transit. Join Parsons and work with the experts to develop world class rail/transit systems for vibrant, more connected communities!


  • Assisting project staff with day to day activities on various transit projects in Vancouver and Lower Mainland.

  • Assist team with development of CAD drawings and preparation of engineering documentation consisting of basic arrangements, layouts, flow sheets, assemblies, etc., including single line diagrams to complex designs according to established standards and procedures.

  • Utilizes technical manuals and directives to ensure compliance with codes and company policies. Becomes familiar with various standards and codes.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position including research, proposal development support, and/or responsibilities as required.


  • Must be enrolled in an engineering curriculum (systems engineering, communications engineering, or related) at an accredited university and have completed at least one year of study

  • Internship/Co-op experience is a plus

  • Relevant course work required

  • Literate in PC software, a working knowledge of CAD, and other computer software used to complete design assignments.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.