Bridge Engineer I

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:

Engineering excellence awaits you

Parsons is seeking ambitious and talented Bridge Engineers to join the well-established bridge practice in our Chicago office. The award-winning Chicago bridge group is a lead office for complex and major bridge design within Parsons. In the past decade our engineers have grown their careers working on road, heavy rail, and high-speed rail bridges of all types, including girder, segmental, truss, arch and cable stayed. The Chicago office works on some of the most challenging and fast-paced bridge projects in the industry, in traditional and alternative delivery formats both regionally and nationally. 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. If you want to work and grow alongside top design professionals and be part of a dynamic and innovative team working on the nation’s largest transportation projects, Parsons is the place for you!


+ Work independently and in teams to complete bridge design tasks and plans for road & highway, light rail, and heavy rail projects. Typical deliverables include calculations, drawings, technical reports, and estimates for procurement and construction.

+ Coordinate across disciplines, especially with geotechnical, roadway and drainage designers.

+ Provide input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters and Engineers

+ Perform complex structural analysis and design work efficiently and accurately. Provide technical oversight and quality checking of deliverables.


+ Master’s degree in Civil / Structural Engineering and 3+ years’ experience in bridge structure analysis and design.

+ Experience in steel, reinforced concrete, and prestressed concrete design.

+ Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate and ability to secure licensure as a Professional and/or Structural Engineer.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

+ Proficiency in bridge engineering software and Bentley CAD tools.

+ Open to learning new and innovative design procedures and methods

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:

$59,300.00 – $103,800.00

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!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

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: JC253016198

Posted On: Dec 28, 2023

Updated On: May 30, 2024

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