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Parsons Corporation Associate Civil Engineer in Houston, Texas

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When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

Parsons is one of the world’s largest transportation planning, engineering, and construction firms. We have an extensive portfolio of diverse transportation projects including rail and transit, road and highway, bridge and tunnel, and aviation infrastructure. Parsons expertise encompasses all phases of transportation engineering operations - from the initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning. Parsons has the people and power to move the world .


We are looking for a Road/Highway Design engineer to perform a variety of engineering tasks by applying standard engineering techniques and analyses within the civil engineering discipline. This is an exciting opportunity for an engineer, early in their career, to join an established team to work on many exciting new projects and proposals!

Our Highway design engineer will design horizontal and vertical geometry for highway and road projects, and will analyze cross sections, calculate super-elevations, grading vertical alignments and horizontal impacts for roads and highways in Texas.

Recent projects that our Richardson Texas staff have worked on include the IH 35E managed lanes reconstruction in the northern Dallas area, SH 183 managed lanes reconstruction in Dallas and Irving, VIA Metropolitan Transit bus rapid transit design in San Antonio, Honolulu new rail expansion program, widening of I-270 in St. Louis, Mexico City new airport design, SH 249 new highway construction near Houston, California High Speed Rail project, Seattle light rail extension, JFK Airport Design-Build Project, and multiple TxDOT safety enhancement roadway projects.

Parsons has ongoing projects with the Texas Department of Transportation through various districts which will expose engineers to a large variety of tasks located all over the state. Some field review activities may be associated with the assigned tasks, so engineers are expected to be able to travel for these assignments.

Other upcoming work opportunities include large scale design-build proposals/projects located in Texas and in other states, plus civil engineering assignments associated with various transit projects and aviation projects in North America.


  • Complete numerous assignments for development of construction documents including drawings, specifications and estimates.

  • Assist with development of geometric design of highways and roads including horizontal and vertical geometry, cross sections, super-elevations diagrams, gore details, vertical clearance calculations and grading plans. May perform material quantity takeoffs, estimates and surveys.

  • Use design software and CAE/CAD applications to implement project designs

  • Develop and implement QA procedures to ensure quality control performed by others is properly implemented throughout the program and assigned project.

  • Provide input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters, Designers, and other Engineers working on the same project.

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


  • Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering

  • Some related work experience and/or internships preferred

  • In addition, an Engineer In Training (EIT) Certificate is preferred

  • Requires basic process engineering knowledge, as well as a working knowledge of CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate both written and orally with other engineers and clients is required.

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:

$24.18 - $42.31

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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