Bridge Design Engineer in Ottawa at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

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Job Description

We are hiring to expand our team and are searching for someone with a desire to work on infrastructure projects that change the fabric of our community.  We offer opportunities to work on marquee projects, which include both design and design/build projects, as you and our business grow and evolve.  Our Bridge Engineers design a broad variety of concrete and steel bridges and related structures.  If you are the right one for us, you have an eye for the details, a passion for bridge design, and a few great projects under your belt!


  • Develops bridge design products that meet customer quality requirements.  This includes defining the problem, establishing the work scope, preparing the budget and schedule, planning the work, providing technical direction, and reporting the work status;
  • Inspection of existing bridges and associated structures including coordination of inspection teams and specialized sub-consultants, leading field work, providing repair recommendations, and completing life cycle cost analysis;
  • Typical work may include detailed calculations, drawings, procurement documents, design and installation packages, proposal evaluations, technical reports, and detailed analyses;
  • Provides support for other engineering activities as required;
  • May be assigned to a project or organizational team, or as a lead engineer for a specific discipline on a small to intermediate-size project;
  • Provides input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters and Designers;


  • 4+ year degree in Civil or Structural, or related field;
  • 5+ years of related work experience with bridge structural design and load calculations;
  • Professional registration with PEO is required;
  • Previous experience working with/for key bridge owners in Ontario is an asset;
  • Proven written and oral communications skills;
  • Proven working knowledge of industry practices, technical codes and standards, and governmental regulations;

Our organization is a true community where everyone participates. Employees are comfortable in sharing their ideas at all levels. Departments are encouraged to dialogue with each other. It’s this kind of open communications that separates us from other organizations. We are an organization that believes encouraging different points of view and thinking out of the box. We look for people who are comfortable with open communication and who are not shy about generating/sharing ideas and working with others. We encourage collaboration among our employees because it enhances our deliverables.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.