Senior Transportation Project Engineer in Ottawa at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

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Job Description

Ready to be part of a team that tackles transportation infrastructure challenges? Want to take your Engineering skills to the next level to work on tough projects that will make a huge impact on society? Parsons is now hiring an experienced Senior Transportation Project Engineer with a desire to work on transportation design and construction projects that change the urban fabric of our community. Parsons’ extensive experience in this field, combined with your engineering knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to work on marquee projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team-oriented environment and who have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills.

The successful candidate will be performing at a Senior Transportation Project Engineer level providing expertise on Parsons’ projects including the study, planning, functional, preliminary, and detailed design of transportation infrastructure. The project focus may include complete streets, arterial roads, highways, pathways, cycling facilities, railways, rapid transit facilities, drainage, structures and other systems related to transportation. Projects may be municipal, provincial, federal, or private in nature, or delivered through alternative means. The candidate will be in a position to either manage projects and/or lead the planning & design portions of projects as a subject matter expert in civil engineering. The candidate will also oversee establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required by Parsons’ policies, and perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

The candidate will carry out some or all of these responsibilities which may vary on a project by project basis:

  • Be informed of trends in transportation infrastructure and current and potential future consulting opportunities;
  • Lead the management of planning and design projects or the design of portions of projects;
  • Be on the vanguard for new clients and/or projects;
  • Manage or assist in the preparation of consulting team proposals;
  • Contribute discipline-specific portions to larger consulting team proposals;
  • Prepare project planning and design schedules and budgets;
  • Carry out studies of existing infrastructure or site conditions;
  • Lead the completion of transportation plans and studies;
  • Identify and evaluate alternative planning and engineering solutions to infrastructure challenges/opportunities;
  • Recommended preferred plans and designs and provide technical rationales;
  • Lead the preparation of functional and preliminary designs and construction cost estimates;
  • Provide engineering services during construction;Manage or coordinate the work of other disciplines and firms and work within the Parsons team environment;
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders as required; and
  • Manage or assist in monitoring the financial performance of assignments.


4-year degree in Civil Engineering is required and 8 - 25 years of related work experience, or equivalent, is preferred.  Incumbent should have a broad general technical and business background.  Professional registration as an Engineer or Registered Professional Planner in Ontario is required.


The incumbent will have the opportunity, in the fullness of time, to meet Parsons' project management certification requirements.  Proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices, guidelines and regulations are also required.  In addition, must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on projects. Proficiency in English (oral and written) is required. Bilingual English/French is not required but is preferred.


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.