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Parsons Corporation Senior Process Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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Job Description:

Ready to be part of a team that tackles infrastructure challenges? Want to take your Engineering expertise to the next level to work on tough projects that will make a huge impact on the community?

Parsons is now hiring fully qualified Senior Process Engineers with a desire to work on projects that change the fabric of our community. Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your engineering expertise, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Apply your leadership skills and direct teams which work on marquee projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team oriented environment and who have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills. In this role: you will complete a wide variety of complex engineering assignments, apply process engineering techniques and analysis to the specific project assign. You will apply your professional engineering techniques and analyses which may involve CAE (computer aided engineering)/CAD (computer aided design) applications. Willingness to travel to supplier, client, or construction site locations is expected.


As a Process Utility Engineer, you will prepare project deliverables and contract documents including calculations, pipe design and drawings for the Feasibility, Conceptual, Basic and Detailed Engineering phases.

Responsible for producing deliverable that are needed to support various AACE Classification cost estimates for the CAPEX projects•

Complete knowledge and interpretation of code compliance requirements and industry standards for the pharmaceutical industry

Prior experience in troubleshooting; proposes and implements solutions to problems encountered with utility systems (process water, humidified air, fuel storage and distribution, process piping, HVAC)

Conduct or lead HAZOP for small to mid-size CAPEX projects

Lead and Participate in IDC/IDR cross discipline squad checks

Participate in discipline checks for small projects of intermediate complexity and drive overall project quality require

Survey existing process utility systems and examine field conditions as required to support development and completion of projects. Must demonstrate experience in identifying field conditions that can impact the project objectives and scope and articulate them in clear manner to project tea

Reviewing project scope and obtaining deliverables and due dates

Code reviews, client standards and industry guidelines

Perform engineering calculations

Prepare contract documents (redline / produce floor plans, details, flow diagrams, and schedules

Prepare specifications

Construction administration (Answering RFIs, review of shop drawings)

Demonstrated ability to work with vendors and contractors, while interfacing with multiple departments, working with internal customers to manage projects, policy, and procedures.

Attending project meetings


Successful candidates will have in-depth knowledge of general building construction for process systems, as well as complete knowledge regarding interpretation of code compliance requirements and industry standards for plumbing and process utilities

Experience in designing and engineering of plumbing and/or process utility piping systems in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Healthcare industries with additional knowledge of purified water, compressed air, compressed gases, vacuum, plant and clean utility, ethanol, HVAC, cryogenic liquids, neutralization systems and process utilities.

Working knowledge of cGMP codes and standards required

Working Knowledge of CIP/SIP, clean room design/requirements, pharmaceutical process sanitary connections, valves and supply loops

Prepares complex process engineering computations, material quantity takeoffs, estimates, surveys, and P&ID's (Process & Instrument Design).

Completes a variety of process engineering assignments such as drawings, specifications, and other materials suitable for procurement and construction purposes.

Prepares detailed requisitions for equipment and materials.

Reviews supplier drawing submittals and performs technical bid analyses.

Prepares and issues specifications, data sheets, and other construction documents.

Provides technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters and lower level Process Engineers working on the same project.

May be required to provide the seal and signature of the professional engineer, as appropriate, ensuring compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, and ordinances.

May act in an advisory capacity to senior management personnel on process engineering related matters.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Education Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (or related field) and 8+ years of related work experience

Professional Engineer registration may be required

Proficiency in utilizing CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering is required

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

A full-service engineering and construction firm, we work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

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

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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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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