Parsons Corporation Construction Engineer/Specialist, Senior in Greenbelt, Maryland

Construction Engineer/Specialist, Senior


Greenbelt, Maryland, United States

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Under general supervision, participates in the development, execution, supervision, and coordination of all technical aspects of field engineering assignments including development of plans, schedules, contracts, procedures, and construction methods and systems. Incumbent is also responsible for reviewing the performance of subcontractors to assure contract compliance, the application of accepted construction technology and standards, and the acceptable standardization of materials and supplies. May provide technical guidance to less-experienced field engineering personnel. Willingness to relocate to construction site locations is expected.

Work to be performed on the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Parsons’ contract includes facilities engineering, construction and technical services. The Construction Specialist position is part of Parsons Construction Management team that delivers numerous construction Task Orders for the NASA Facility Management Division. You will manage a project from cradle to grave by working with the client, design team, construction team, and subcontractors to ensure the project meets all requirements including cost, schedule, and quality.


Performs difficult and complex field engineering assignments involving the development, execution, supervision, and coordination of all technical aspects of a construction project.

Maintains first-level quality assurance to confirm that the installation of all work within his/her discipline is in accordance with the plans, specifications, and industry standards. May supervise the construction engineering work and provide technical expertise for one or more of the construction engineering disciplines.

Ensures that tests and inspections are performed, witnessed, and documented in accordance with approved procedures.

Collaborates with construction management to eliminate any hazards associated with the work that may adversely affect the environment or the safety or health of employees. Ensures that personnel of the assigned group engage in safe work practices in compliance with site-specific safety procedures and industry standards.

Establishes and maintains liaison with the discipline design engineering staff. Reviews and interprets discipline design drawings and specifications to ensure current revision level and correct technical execution of the work.

Provides resolution for technical engineering problems within the assigned discipline(s); coordinates application of solutions.

Develops discipline construction schedules and monitors progress. Provides schedule and progress appraisal report to the Construction Manager.

Monitors material procurement and deliveries to ensure timeliness in support of construction activities and schedule within the assigned discipline. Ensures that materials received meet specifications and established standards of quality.

Organizes the accumulation of assigned discipline data for the final project turnover and report.

Initiatesand maintains records, back-charge procedures, progress reports, etc., as required.

May have some interface with the client and upper-level management.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate, including:

  • Meet with client to understand and clarify scope.

  • Consult with the design team on the project requirements and perform constructability reviews.

  • Review drawings for cost and schedule.

  • Manage the construction of a project, including safety, quality, and schedule.

  • Create Scope of Work documents for subcontract bid packages.

  • Create detailed schedules in Microsoft Project and update as neccessary.

  • Initiate RFIs and material submittals including review of subcontractor submittals.

  • Initiate egress closure plans, traffic control plans, utility outage requests.

  • Perform subcontractor management and coordination of in-house work teams for assigned projects.

  • Lead and or participate in project specific safe work planning discussions and formalized AHA process.

  • Meet on a daily basis with the client to ensure project viability

  • Manage 10+ concurrent Task Order projects at once.

  • Influence subcontractor safety culture daily to align with Parsons Safety Practices


4-year degree in engineering or construction-related field, or equivalent construction-related work experience, as well as 5 to 8 years of experience in field construction is required. Experience in the construction of large civil/structural and/or industrial projects at domestic and/or foreign locations is preferred.


Requires a working knowledge of engineering and construction-related processes, as well as industry practices. Also requires excellent written and oral communication skills, a familiarity with CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering and construction, and the potential for performing in a lead capacity on a project.

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/LGBT.

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

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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 applicable laws.