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Parsons Corporation Principal Project Engineer - Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri

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Job Description:

Parsons is now hiring a Principal Project Engineer to join our actively growing Kansas City team, to work on major state and area projects including our most recent win - KDOT US69! This is a unique opportunity to work for one of the largest engineering firms in the world, joining a highly-experienced, collaborative, and truly flexible team, working on major projects that will impact the infrastructure of your own community and beyond.

What You'll Be Doing:


  • Developing the scope of engineering work, schedules, and budgets for the assigned bridge & structures project elements , and monitoring progress to meet schedule and budget requirements / Identifying and documenting changes in scope

  • Determining the scope of procurement work, schedules, and budgets for technical aspects of the contract and monitors progress. Interfacing with Procurement and Subcontracts to facilitate procurement coordination with vendors/subcontractors

  • Participating in bid analysis to help determine supplier availability and capability


  • Reviewing work produced to ensure that applicable codes, standards, and procedures are followed and that quality is acceptable

  • Monitoring productivity and technical proficiency of assigned technical personnel, and making reassignments as project needs arise / Conducting performance evaluations, taking corrective action as necessary, and recommending salary action / Providing training and development opportunities for assigned personnel

  • Coordinating the utilization of interdisciplinary technical personnel on the project, as well as the assignment of personnel from other technical support groups within the company

  • Assist the Project Manager in planning, directing, supervising, and controlling the execution of technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the project or study / Participate in determining the technical skills and staff hours required for successful completion of the project

  • Ensure client criteria and scope are met by all engineering disciplines

  • Expedite distribution of action items following discussions/meetings with the client and Project Manager / Act as Project Manager's deputy for certain activities, such as attending meetings in his/her absence, etc.


  • Understand the client's business goals in order to enhance the project work

  • Prepare technical reports and documentation of activity for the client and project management

  • Obtain, analyze, and circulate technical and contractual information to project disciplines

  • Review and approve change orders / Notify project management and other affected personnel of all changes

  • Participate regularly in decision-making meetings with the client and project management

  • May manage a subtask of a significantly large and complex project or study in accordance with contractual obligations

What Skills/Qualifications You'll Bring:

  • 4-year degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (or related field)

  • 15+ years of related field engineering experience, a broad general engineering background

  • PE registration

  • Relevant experience in project engineering for State DOT work

  • Proven ability to perform in a supervisory capacity in a project engineering role

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations

  • Thorough knowledge of current technology and ability to select and apply appropriate engineering software for project use

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.

Salary Range:

$117,000.00 - $210,600.00

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!

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+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!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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