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Parsons Corporation Senior Project Manager - Structural Engineering in New York, New York

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Job Description:

Demand for efficient and safe transit is at an all-time high! Since 1944, Parsons has set the standard for safe, effective, and reliable rail and transit systems around the globe. Partnering with more than 400 transit agencies, we have worked on EVERY major transit system in North America and many of the most renowned systems overseas!

We are looking for a strong Project Manager to oversee our Civil/Structural Rail/Transit projects for our NY/NJ region. This team focuses on design/construction in the following areas: Rail/Transit stations/facilities, Bus Facilities, Track Design, Airtrain projects, Elevated guideways, Rail Bridges and other civil/structural components related to transit. In this role you will be providing input into proposals and providing design direction on major projects. This team focuses on New York and New Jersey projects but also supports other teams around the country. You will be heavily involved in identifying new business opportunities and participating in the proposal and capture process. We are looking for a great leader to join our team; one that inspires loyalty and commitment and knows how to deliver leading-edge rail and transit projects.


  • Responsible for overall managerial and technical direction of major engineering projects and strategic pursuits within the Rail Transit Sector, serving in either Project Manager or Design Manager roles.

  • Develops discipline staffing budget estimates and staffing assignment schedules on each project. Generates and manages staff forecasting reports. Ensures project performance within schedules and budgets assigned to the project.

  • Monitors the quality and progress of the discipline on each project, ensuring that production requirements are satisfied.

  • Provides technical direction and guidance to the engineering teams, including setting priorities and schedules. Reviews and approves top-level technical designs and documentation to ensure compliance to specs.

  • Establishes standards and procedures manuals for major projects. Recommends improvements to established procedures.

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


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural Engineering (or related field).

  • 12+ years of experience in rail, transit work experience, including experience in design management, and capture management. NY/NJ area transit client experience preferred (MTA, PANYNJ, NJ Transit, etc.).

  • Rail transit experience in facilities and stations designs is required. Experience in track, rail bridge and tunnel design and an understanding of rail systems is preferred.

  • Design-Build project experience as either a Design Manager, Deputy Design Manager or Discipline Lead preferred.

  • Professional Engineer registration is required with active membership in a professional engineering society; PMP is desirable

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required

  • Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignment

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:

$113,100.00 - $219,400.00

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!

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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