Senior Structural Engineer

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United States of America
US - TN, Kingsport
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Engineering/Engineering Support
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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:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Structural Engineer to join our team! In this role you will get to provide Structural Engineering support to design and construction oversight for Facilities Design and Construction projects for our DoD customers.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Performing complex engineering tasks and particularly important engineering work efficiently and accurately to support various industrial and infrastructure projects.
  • Preparing engineering computations, quantity takeoffs, estimates, and designs
  • Preparing, coordinating, and supervising engineering design for assigned projects/tasks.
  • Preparing technical specifications and scope of work descriptions
  • Coordinating structural engineering activities and other disciplines
  • Preparing requests for geotechnical investigations
  • Participating in proposal writing, client meetings, and client presentations
  • Committing to quality and continuous improvement through innovation, creative thinking, and improved results
  • Performs constructability, build ability, and maintainability reviews, especially as related to structural systems.
  • Reviews shop drawing and construction-phase submittals when issues arise that require specific technical assistance.
  • Makes site trips to collect structural engineering related data and construction contractor performance.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • US citizenship is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (or related field)
  • Masters’ degree in structural engineering
  • PhD in any area of structural engineering is desirable but not mandatory.
  • 8+ years of related work experience
  • Professional Structural Engineer (SE) license is required with ability to obtain licensure in other states.
  • Must be fully conversant with the International Building Code (IBC) and Standards like ASCE 7, ACI 318, AISC Steel Construction Manual, and TMS 402/602.
  • Must have sound overall experience in designing reinforced concrete (cast-in-place and precast construction), structural steel and masonry structures.
  • Experience working with Autodesk REVIT
  • Proficiency in utilizing structural engineering software programs like Risa 3d, SAP, ETABS, SAFE and Staad Pro.
  • Good organizational and communication skills. Able to express ideas concisely and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Proficient in the use of office personal computers, office networks, and the Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Conduct Site Surveys
  • Design and Engineering services for identified locations throughout the United States
  • Work under the supervision of a design lead and other engineers and designers.
  • Ensure compliance with Government and National Codes and Standards.
  • Work on the design of major buildings and structures.
  • Work on the design for other ancillary supporting structures.
  • Review of engineering drawings, manufacturer drawings and equipment specifications.
  • Technical support provided to various departments including Engineering, Design, Operations and Construction.
  • Guides and informs on the development, enhancement, and refinement of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria on a routine basis.
  • Working knowledge of structural engineering.
  • Assist Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in technical discussions to facilitate the development and updating of standards.
  • Ability to interpret and adapt relevant industry best practices, standards, and legislation for the benefit of the Company. 
  • Resolve technical issues that may arise in updating and development of standards.
  • Work in a matrixed team environment and promote team effectiveness by providing technical guidance and coaching and communicating expectations to the team.
  • Ability to prioritize work and be a team member on multiple projects at one time under budget and time constraints.
  • Ability to perform and check complex calculations and studies (steel structures, concrete foundations, etc.).
  • Prepare comprehensive written and oral reports of technical problems, investigative findings, and engineering recommendations.
  • Support Project Manager and Project Management Processes.
  • Mentor and train junior engineers and other personnel.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range: 

$83,300.00 - $145,800.00

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!

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.

Mind & Body

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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