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Parsons Corporation Project Engineer - Transportation Infrastructure in Chicago, Illinois

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Project Engineer/Senior Engineer – Transportation Infrastructure


We are adding a Project Engineer to our Roadway team in our East Central Region to focus on projects in Illinois and Iowa . We have had many recent exciting wins for these transportation agencies including multiple major river crossing projects that have extensive roadway planning and final design elements. In addition, we are seeking individuals that can support and take responsible roles on major design-build projects in the Midwest and nationally.

We offer the flexibility to work remotely full-time initially, with flexible options for the future. We have local offices in Chicago and Schaumburg, Illinois within proximity to our clients. This is a great opportunity if you want to expand your project experience and take on a lead technical role on a major program.

We perform engineering services for clients such as IDOT, IADOT, Illinois Tollway, CDOT, Cook and Collar counties, and we prefer individuals that have the awareness of the project delivery needs of these clients. If you are passionate about civil design and want to work for a company that fosters collaboration, then you will be a perfect fit. Our team focuses on being a technical, innovative, and collaborative community and we welcome diversity into our organization. We offer both technical career paths as well as project management/certification programs.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other technical professionals and become an integral part of a project team. You may be asked to and direct technical tasks and take a leadership role on roadway design activities on projects. Our project engineers are quality focused and will employ the Parsons Quality Management System during project implementation and delivery.


  • Prepare civil engineering roadway documents for design-bid-build and design-build projects meeting client requirements for deliverables.

  • Coordinate with internal and external clients on design designs and the preparation of engineering documents. Attend team meetings, presentations, and contribute to discussions with planners, technicians, CADD staff, and engineers at all levels.

  • Distribute work, manage progress on technical tasks and lead a group of engineers/technical specialists to meet our client deliverables.

  • Adhere to project scope, schedule, and budget identified for major technical tasks and report to project manager on status of work/expenditures.

  • Ensure the highest quality engineering product is put forth to meet all design requirements.

  • Assist Project Manager with development of scope, schedule, budget and reports for awarded projects.

  • Assist Project Manager with budget related responsibilities which may include review sub/client invoices.

  • Participate in professional organizations and events.


  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering and 10+ years of related design engineering experience with road/highway/interchange projects.

  • Illinois PE required.

  • Proficient with developing roadway geometrics for planning and design projects.

  • Familiarity with roadway design engineering requirements and standards of IDOT, Tollway, CDOT, and Cook County including experience on Phase I (planning) and Phase II (Design) projects for these clients.

  • Extensive experience developing engineering documents in Microstation, Geopak, InRoads as required to meet client needs. Civil3D a plus.

  • Familiarity with quality programs and implementation of quality procedures.

  • Experience in drainage, traffic management, utilities, specifications or other project elements is a plus.

Organizations win or lose based on their clients’ experiences. Join a winner! We are looking for inspirational project engineers with superlative client focus to join our team and help shape our future!

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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