Bridge Associate Engineer

at Parsons Corporation in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

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:

Your engineering future awaits you

Ready to tackle infrastructure challenges? Want to take your engineering skills to the next level working on challenging projects that make a huge impact on their communities? Parsons’s Chicago bridge group is seeking an entry-level Bridge Design Engineer with a desire to work on road and rail projects. The Chicago bridge group includes over 25 dedicated professionals and is part of a larger Roads and Structures civil engineering practice. We have a number of senior engineers with expertise in: Steel Plate Girder Bridges, Prestressed Concrete Bridges, Cable Stayed bridges, Movable bridges, and Railroad Bridge Design. In addition to local and regional projects, the office is frequently collaborating with teams around the country and around the world on major international bridge projects. Our client base includes both public entities (such as state departments of transportation) as well as private clients (such as major railroads and contractors), so Parsons’s engineers can experience everything from traditional road/highway projects, to railroad design, to the fast-paced world of design-build delivery. It is an ideal environment in which to master, practice, and expand your engineering knowledge, and it creates opportunities to propel your career forward. Parsons engineers must be versatile, enthusiastic, team-oriented, and have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills.

We offer mentoring, training, education reimbursement, a bonus for your first PE license, a strong backlog of work, great benefits and competitive salaries! Join our team of experts and expand your career today!


+ Contribute as a supporting bridge engineer to one or more project teams, under the guidance of an engineering manager.

+ Complete assignments such as structural layout, structural analysis, and design of structural members and connections.

+ Develop details, drawings and plan sheets in MicroStation or AutoCAD, on your own and in collaboration with dedicated CAD staff.

+ Assemble calculations and design documentation for checking and participate in checking the work of others.

+ Prepare reports and recommendations related to the maintenance, repair and replacement of existing bridges, and the development of new bridge projects.

+ Collaborate across discipline boundaries with roadway, drainage and geotechnical design engineers to develop integrated solutions.

+ Support construction phase activities through review of shop submittals and development of solutions to field construction issues.


+ MS degree in Civil or Structural Engineering strongly preferred

+ 0-2 years of related work experience.

+ Coursework or work experience in structural analysis, steel and concrete design, geotechnical engineering, and foundation design.

+ Experience with AutoCAD or MicroStation.

+ 3.0GPA or higher preferred

+ Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate is expected.

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!

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+.

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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Job Posting: JC251310377

Posted On: Nov 17, 2023

Updated On: Jan 04, 2024

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