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Parsons Corporation Principal Bridge Engineer in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Job Description:

Parsons is now hiring a Principal Bridge Engineer to provide support to the Technical Director and Senior Project Managers in Halifax. The primary scope of this role is to develop bridge and structural designs for work locally and across Canada. The role includes the technical mentorship of junior to senior engineers. This person will have a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various bridge projects out of our Halifax office.

Parsons continues its expansion in Maritime Provinces while preparing for the next major infrastructure challenges. We want to strengthen our teams with candidates who are passionate about engineering. Quality, innovation, ethics and sustainable development are in the core of our values.

Job Description:

Your knowledge of bridge design methods, goals and objectives will be instrumental in helping us win new work and execute projects to the clients’ satisfaction. As a “seller”, you will assist our BD team in identifying new opportunities within Nova Scotia and HRM, be instrumental in developing proposals and helping us win opportunities. As a “doer”, you will plan and define project / program goals and devise methods to accomplish them from a technical delivery perspective. You will assist the project manager and regional director in technical coordination of projects through all project phases from inception, planning, design, construction and closeout. Along with your P.Eng. and 15 years of experience, you’ll have experience leading the technical delivery of bridge projects and have a strong work ethic.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Principal structural designer, responsible for the structural discipline in major bridge design and rehabilitation projects.

  • Manage project delivery withing schedules, budgets and quality requirements.

  • Liaison and coordination with clients, stakeholders and sub-consultants.

  • Oversee and take part in the preparation of engineering design plans, engineering computations, technical reports, specifications, quantity takeoffs, and cost estimates.

  • Review and approve project technical documentation, including drawings and specifications.

  • Manages and communicates with internal team and external clients/agencies.

  • Leads and supervises engineers and designers on project assignments.

  • Lead and participate in project meetings as well as participate in site visits and field inspection as required.

  • Assist in business development activities and undertake leadership roles in proposal preparation including assistance in developing project methodology, work programs, schedules, budgets.

  • Prepare technical reports and documentation of activity for clients and project management, and promoting technical excellence and quality assurance of project tasks and deliverables.

  • Maintain an awareness of trends, developments and advancements in the transportation engineering field to retain technical competency, and to provide state-of-the-art services and advice to our clients.

  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering with specialization in structures, Masters or PhD in structural engineering strongly preferred

  • 15+ years of professional experience in bridge design

  • Canadian registration as a Professional Engineer or equivalent is required

  • Ability to work independently on a diverse range of design projects

  • Knowledge of bridge standards (including CAN/CSA-S6) and structural analysis software (SAP, CSiBridge, MIDAS, etc.)

  • Conversant with CHBDC CSA-S6, AASHTO LRFD, American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Steel Construction Manual of American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) codes and standards

  • Demonstrate experience investigating, analyzing and resolving difficult design problems

  • Demonstrate excellent English written and oral communication skills.

We value the quality of our employees and promote their well-being. Our professionals can count on stellar supervision while benefiting from a great deal of autonomy as they thrive in a positive work environment. Parsons provides the opportunity to work on a variety of infrastructure projects, from the traditional ones to the major Design-Build and PPP projects. We ensure the development of our resources with a customized career plan, and opportunities for movement within the company. We are at our best when we all work as a team, and that shapes our work philosophy throughout the company (One Parsons).

We believe that, at Parsons, you can help make a real difference and that, together, we will successfully pursue the creation of benchmark structures for our communities in Maritime Provinces and Canada.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. 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 health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts 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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