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Parsons Corporation Principal Roadway Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Job Description:

Want to be part of one of the largest transformational projects in the country? Want to help improve hundreds of thousands of people’s lives? How about helping to solve one of the largest traffic challenges in the Washington DC area and work on widening the I-495 from the George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-270 and I-270 up to Rockville?

Parsons and our Partners are excited to announce we’ve been issued the Notice of Intent to Award for the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan.

The New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan includes improvements for over 70 miles of heavily traveled highway to be provided in multiple phases. Phase South includes improvements on I-495 from the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia, across and including the American Legion Bridge to the I-270 west spur, and the I-270 west spur from I-495 to I-370. This massive project is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Be a part of a historic transportation improvement to the DC area in Maryland and Virginia and improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of your fellow citizens.

In this position you will perform road and highway design tasks and civil engineering calculations and analysis. You will be tasked with geometric layout, construction specification development and material quantity calculations. You will utilize Microstation and 3D modeling software and interface with CAD designers, as well as other engineers and subconsultants. Keys to your success will be your civil engineering acumen and road and highway background.


  • Leads and develops the creation of engineering products that meet customer quality requirements. This includes assisting in defining the problem, establishing the work scope, preparing the budget and schedule, planning the work, providing technical direction, and reporting the work status.

  • Typical tasks may include detailed performing and reviewing detailed calculations, 3D models, drawings, procurement documents, design and installation packages, proposal evaluations, technical reports, and detailed analyses.

  • Provides oversight and guidance to junior engineers on design and other engineering activities as required.

  • Works with other disciplines (i.e. drainage, roadway, structural) to produce deliverables.

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

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microstation and InRoads and/or OpenRoads is required.

  • VA/MD/DC experience is highly desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering is required.

  • Must have at least 12 years or more experience with road & highway design

  • Candidate should be registered PE

  • Roadway geometric design background required.

  • Experience with policies and procedures is preferred.

  • Experience on design-build projects is desirable.

  • Strong communication and coordination skills (written and verbal)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

A full-service engineering and construction firm, 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:

$92,200.00 - $161,400.00

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 federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

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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