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Parsons Corporation Plant Systems Engineer in Richmond, Kentucky

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Do you want to be a part of history and help make the world a little bit safer? Join us at BGCAPP (Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant) where we will design, build, systemize, test, operate and close the plant whose mission is the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) in Richmond, KY. The 15,000 acre depot stores mustard and nerve agent in rockets and projectiles. Our design concept for the pilot plant maximizes the use of existing technology from other successful chemical demilitarization facilities as well as First of a Kind (FOAK) technology. Parsons is currently seeking a System Engineer

Role Overview

The purpose of the Plant Systems Engineer (SE) is to be the Point of Contact (POC) for the Cognizant System Engineer (CSE) group at the Bluegrass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGAPP). SE’s provides wide, on-site, engineering support to 24/7 plant operations to ensure the continued operational readiness of the systems within its scope.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:

General Plant Engineering

PLC programming/troubleshooting Allen Bradley and Rockwell automation.

Materials handling, robotics, conveyance.

Implement Plant Engineering program elements as assigned

Develop, review, concur with and/or assess engineering technical documents for operations, maintenance, and testing impacts and providing alternative solutions

Develop, review, concur with and/or assess management control procedures, technical procedures, or guides

Assess facilities, systems, and/or processes anomalies or degraded conditions

Develop or request support to develop engineering products for system or equipment repair or replacement

Provide on-site technical support during preventative or corrective maintenance activities or commissioning

Interface with subcontractors, vendors, and project support groups

Other duties as assigned


Basic Job Qualifications:

BS degree in an engineering or a related scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university with at least 8 years of relevant work experience, OR

  • A minimum of 10 years of developmental experience such as practical work experience in relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering, or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or other engineering/construction firms in lieu of degree.

  • Must be a United States citizen.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

Knowledge of industry, and regulatory guides, codes, and standards.

Skill In oral and written communication.

Demonstrated expertise in system management

Preferred job qualifications include a background in Mechanical, Process, or Instrumentation and Controls Engineering.


BGCAPP is subject to the Army Regulations (AR 50-6 Chemical Surety and AR 190-59 Chemical Agent Security Program) which govern persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete a National Agency Check with Local Credit Check. (NACLC).

BGCAPP is a Drug Free Workplace. All employees are subject to and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of continued employment for the duration of their assignment.

This position may also require use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and personnel must pass a respirator fit test and pulmonary function test.

Lifting/Carrying: Occasionally, up to 50 lbs. Climbing: Occasionally. Bending/Kneeling: Occasionally. Sitting: Infrequent. Walking/Standing: Frequently. Hearing: Able to hear audible alarms. Vision: Able to see/read/understand warning lights/signs.

Ability to obtain and maintain Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) site access is required. Access requirements include completion of a local records check and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) check.

BGCAPP operates on a 24/7 schedule including weekends and holidays. Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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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