Resident Engineer/Project Manager - Transportation Infrastructure

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Infrastructure (Construction/Quality/Safety/Inspection)
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Job Description:

Resident Engineer – Transportation  Infrastructure – Southern California  


Parsons is seeking a highly experienced Resident Engineer in the Road & Highway group to lead CMGC (Construction Management / General Contractor), design bid build, progressive design, design – build and Support Services (SS) projects, servicing the Southern California region. This role involves extensive interface with Agency/Owner, not limited to Caltrans, OCTA, RCTC, LA Metro, and other state and local city agencies.  You must possess a strong demonstrated working relationship history with respective clients. The Resident Engineer will also service and work with other disciplines such as support services to our rail & transit clients in municipalities throughout the


  • The Resident Engineer experience shall include overall budget and schedule development, delivery of planning/permit reviews, cost estimating analysis and strong negotiation, preliminary and final design reviews, development, and construction staging and sequencing, constructability reviews, Traffic Plan reviews, environmental impact assessments and mitigation support, asset management, construction execution or oversight, conceptual modeling, and possible Intelligent Transportation Systems. If you are looking for that next step in your career to managing a team of subject matter experts, oversee projects.


  • Works directly with Client for project interface to manage budget, development and schedule
  • Manages and facilitates strong collaboration with contractor to ensure delivery.
  • Provides direction to office and field staff/subconsultants to ensure complete, accurate and timely contract records, pertaining to construction progress, job expenditures, budget programs, and work order balances, are maintained in accordance with the State and Federal regulations and laws.
  • Confers with contractors regarding compliance with plans and quality of work and construction activity.
  • Responsible for field inspections and material testing of contractor’s work to determine compliance with plans, specifications, special provisions, utility agreements, etc.
  • Prepares reports, as well as reviews and incorporates the daily inspection reports from Field Inspectors, in documenting the Contractor’s activities.
  • Maintains accurate and complete project records and ensures compliance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Calculates and documents field quantities for payment purposes.
  • Documents as-built condition of constructed facility.
  • Monitors contractors project schedule and budget.
  • Prepares contract change orders for making alterations, deviations, additions to or deletions from the plans and specifications to ensure proper completion or construction of the contract.
  • Formulates, researches, and develops solutions for field conditions that necessitate a contract change order. This may include involvement with any necessary engineering re-design work.
  • Directs Field changes to be completed.
  • Identifies the need for and prepares contract related documents for submission to the contractor.
  • Reviews CPM schedules. Identifies and mitigates project risks.
  • Completes a project daily diary of pertinent activities and discussions held regarding the progress of the contractor's work and interaction with the Senior Construction Manager
  • Lead or assists in the resolution and response to contractor disputes in a timely manner as provided by the contract.
  • Elevates to the Senior Agency staff all disputes not resolved by the Resident Engineer if appropriate.
  • Prepares draft claim reports for Agency Contract Management when required.

  • Manage interdisciplinary teams of professionals. Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work.
  • Ability to integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.
  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the pre-construction and construction phase of a project. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Assists with marketing to secure additional work with the client. 
  • May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.
  • Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.
  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria. 
  • Works with other managers, project engineers, inspectors and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project. Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans. 
  • Works with the key project individual to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. 
  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through the application of the Quality Plan. 
  • Works with company’s operations, business development, and proposal services teams to develop strategies to win projects, develop statements of qualification and proposals, including fee estimates.


  • Professional Registered Civil Engineer License – Preferably California Active
    bachelor’s degree in project management or civil Engineering related technical/business field
  • 15+ Years of senior level demonstrated experience with project management of large- scale design build projects is desirable $150 Million
    10+ years of executive engineering management experience on Road/Highway and related infrastructure programs
  • Caltrans experience desirable
  • The Resident Engineer should have a broad general technical and business background. 
    Professional registration (PE) in California is desirable, but not required or graduate degree.
    Must operate as a "seller/doer" and have the ability to manage projects, interface with clients, identify new work and enjoy being hands-on technically in the project. 

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: 

$121,900.00 - $219,400.00

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!

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!

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We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.


Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

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We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

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At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.


Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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