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Parsons Corporation Senior Civil Designer in Syracuse, New York

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Job Description:

Join a team of explorers seeking innovation

We always ask, 'How can we improve this?' and we're looking for like-minded people. This is one business that's not chained to the status quo. 'Good enough' isn't good enough here. We stay ahead by keeping on top of trends, recognizing market gaps and looking to fill those gaps in ways that give us an advantage. In our diverse workforce, we encourage and guide each other to explore new ground, glad for the unique perspectives and skills every person brings. Join us in our rewarding and profitable journey.

Parsons is now hiring a Senior Civil Designer for our rapidly expanding portfolio of projects.

Designers at this level will apply more advanced CAD techniques. In this role you will develop difficult and complex layout and design drawings utilizing theoretical and practical design knowledge that meets company and industry standards and codes.

Local candidates preferred but we may consider remote applicants on a case-by-case basis.


  • Utilize a CAD workstation to prepare difficult and complex layout and design drawings utilizing theoretical and practical design knowledge.

  • Interpret and ensure conformance to applicable standards and codes, as well as company policies and procedures.

  • Understand and utilize more advanced software to complete assignments.

  • Work closely with Engineers and other disciplines to ensure coordinated design systems.

  • Meet layout requirements and develops alternate design layouts of systems as required.

  • Ensure compliance with required design safety factors, tolerances, and specifications.

  • Review supplier data and supplier/manufacturer drawings, as required.

  • Check orthographic (2D) and/or isometric (3D) drawings prepared by others.

  • Performs checking procedures as appropriate to the discipline and assigned by immediate supervisor.

  • Assist in training Junior Designers in various procedures.

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

You see the trees and the forest

What some may consider a small oversight can cause a major work problem. That's why we need a keen observer like you who notes the out-of-place crack before it spreads into a disastrous gap. You have a meticulous work ethic, founded on attention to every element of a situation. We hold your skills in high esteem and can't wait to hear from you.


  • Associate's or equivalent technical degree (or equivalent experience) is preferred and 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Must have training and experience utilizing Autodesk Civil 3D to develop complex site plans that include subdivision layouts and grading plans.

  • Site land development experience should include Earthworks surface modeling for landfill closure and waste capping designs, retention pond designs and stormwater conveyance systems.

  • Experience importing and exporting site survey data and point cloud data sets are necessary; additional experience interfacing with ArcGIS Geostatistical modeling data is a plus.

  • Ability to coordinate and develop detailed civil plans and production documents for construction level submittal packages.

  • Additional experience with environmental remediation projects or with mining site design is also desirable.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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 all applicable laws.