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Parsons Corporation Permit Coordinator - Construction in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description:

With technical and construction capabilities, as well as financial strength, Parsons delivers infrastructure construction expertise that incorporates sustainability and resiliency to serve the needs of communities for years to come and has been doing so in Canada, since 1964.

We are currently seeking a Permit Coordinator for our Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project. This is a 14-km long line extension of the soon to be in service Valley Line in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. It is the first LRT extension project using low-floor vehicle technology in Western Canada and will be a landmark LRT endeavour after the 5-year construction term. The unique project challenges, such as cold weather climate and integration with an in-service LRT line, offers team members future career opportunities in the robust transit portfolio of the City of Edmonton and other similar programs across Canada.


  • Coordinate with construction management to create permit schedules that align with project construction schedules.

  • Interface with numerous City departments to complete permit application requests, coordinate work inspections and secure project completion approvals.

  • Deliver completed permit applications and fees to various stakeholder departments to secure construction and right-of-way encroachment permits.

  • Prepare permit estimates and order check requests for permit fees associated with project.

  • Track and manage permits for multiple projects concurrently.

  • Cultivate positive working relationships with municipalities and other permitting entities.

  • Perform independent utility walk-outs.

  • Attend site visits and field meetings with inspectors and construction crew.

  • Track all permits through their life cycle, ensuring all requirements are met to ensure timely processing to meet project deadlines through permit closure.

  • Must be willing to work shifts as assigned, including daily overtime when necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Desired attributes include: effective communicator, highly organized, forward thinking, goal orientated, problem solver, dependable.

  • Experience or knowledge of Province, Alberta Transportation (AT) & City of Edmonton (COE) requirements for construction permitting processes.

  • Must possess a valid drivers license.

  • Knowledge of typical aerial and underground utility construction practices

  • Working knowledge of AT and COE traffic control permitting requirements

  • Organized and able to maintain tracking sheets. Knowledge of Smartsheet preferred.

  • Ability to create professional documents as needed

  • Working knowledge of AT and COE traffic control permitting requirements.

  • Must be able to pass background and drug screen.

  • Ability to perform physical tasks as assigned for the duration of the daily shift.

Bachelor's Degree in engineering or construction-related field, or equivalent construction-related work experience, as well as 3+ years of experience in field construction is required.

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.