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Parsons Corporation Drainage Engineer - Transportation Infrastructure in Centreville, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Parsons is adding several Water Resources/Drainage Engineering professionals to our team in Centreville, Virginia office to support transportation projects! Our Engineers support both conventional and design-build projects, for Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, as well as support other states. We have several potential high-profile projects that you could work on, including the I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge project!

We offer exciting, diverse projects, a strong backlog of work, and a team of excellent drainage engineers to mentor and help you grow your career. We offer a tailored career advancement plan that aligns with your goals and endeavor to expand your skill sets through training with subject matter experts, and a diverse project portfolio! We recognize your accomplishments through education, mentoring and promotions, and offer tuition reimbursement and a bonus for your first PE license!

In this position, you will perform engineering and design functions requiring the application of basic principles and fundamental theories of fluid mechanics, hydrology, and hydraulics engineering studied under a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering program or a related field. In addition, you may assist in-field inspections and the preparation of inspection reports. This role can be based in various Parsons offices around the DC area.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Drainage system design for transportation and related infrastructure

  • Design/analysis of storm drain and open channel systems

  • Hydrology and Hydraulics Analysis

  • Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure Design

  • Bridge Scour Analysis

  • Erosion and Sediment Control design and permitting

  • River and watershed modeling

The ideal candidate should have an interest in participating in multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering-Transportation drainage projects. We expect you to have an understanding of current environmental issues and sustainability relating to development projects, and a shared vision for collaboration with the project team. You will work under the direction of Lead Engineers and/or project managers on water resources and drainage design projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field; Graduate degree a plus

  • 3+ years’ experience with drainage design, water resources engineering and related functions as listed above

  • Proficiency with MicroStation required

  • Knowledge and understanding of Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements are preferred

  • Active involvement in professional organizations

  • EIT required for entry-level and/or Professional Engineering Certification for more experienced engineers (or in process of obtaining) is required.

  • Experience in typical software used in water resources engineering design which might include some or all of the following:

  • MicroStation

  • GEOPAK, INROADS, and/or OpenRoads

  • Stormcad

  • PondPack

  • Flowmaster

  • Culvertmaster and/or HY-8


  • WIN TR-55 and WIN TR-20

  • ArcMAP/GIS a plus

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.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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