Innovation & Environmental Engineering Intern

We harness the power of innovation so that you can change the world and help our customers solve their most complex challenges

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CA - ON, Oakville
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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:

About Parsons

Parsons is a leading provider of integrated solutions and services with a rich 80-year history of solving complex problems. We’re enabling a safer, smarter, and more connected world in key markets like cybersecurity, space and missile defense, critical infrastructure protection, transportation, environmental remediation, and urban development.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on transformative projects and learn from experts in the field. Our commitment to innovation and delivery, coupled with our mission-focused workforce, makes us uniquely positioned to solve our clients’ most critical challenges. Join us, and let’s develop a better world together.

What You’ll be Doing

You’ll join the CTO Innovation Group in Infrastructure North America at Parsons, with a dual role supporting the Energy & Environment Sector in the Greater Toronto Region (GTR E&E Team). Your responsibilities will include:

Supporting the CTO Innovation Group:

  • Tracking technology trends and conducting market scans for innovations
  • Driving the practical application of emerging technologies in our core infrastructure business
  • Facilitating the adoption and development of new technology capabilities and practices
  • Introducing and optimizing digital processes and automations to enable our project teams to deliver faster and more consistently
  • Establishing and managing relationships with technology vendors and partners
  • Fostering a culture of innovation and transformative thinking
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration between the CTO Innovation Group and the GTR E&E Team to drive innovation and efficiencies

Working with the GTR E&E Team:

  • Conducting field work (e.g., groundwater, surface water and soil sampling) using various types of equipment
  • Supporting environmental impact assessments, environmental site assessments and remediations, excess soil management, and environmental compliance projects
  • Assisting project managers and field staff with program execution to ensure work is completed safely in a timely and efficient manner
  • Providing project support including data management and analysis associated with environmental investigations
  • Collaborating with the CTO Innovation Group to apply innovative technologies and practices to environmental projects

Exciting initiatives that you may support as part of the CTO Innovation Group include:

  • Conducting artificial intelligence pilots for internal and client use cases
  • Driving the adoption of digital delivery best practices globally across Parsons
  • Coordinating innovation challenges to identify new technologies and partners
  • Researching and preparing business cases for technologies, partnerships, and products
  • Applying data analytics best practices to measure and evaluate return on investments
  • Contributing to client-facing project delivery across different technical domains

This is a flexible, hybrid role that is primarily in-field and Oakville-based. You will need to be available to work outside regular business hours and travel, including out-of-town, as required.

Who We’re Looking For

Excellent Communication Skills

You’ll be collaborating with and representing the team and Parsons to stakeholders, clients, and partners. You’ll need to work with technical and non-technical audiences including senior staff and understand how to tailor messaging to them.

Strategic and Analytical Thinking

You’ll be working with people, processes, and technology to address a wide range of strategic business challenges.

Independence and Initiative

You’ll be entrusted to work independently with your own responsibilities, from leading calls to contributing to programs, projects, and proposals. Don’t be afraid to propose your own ideas and ask questions.

Creativity and Adaptability

You’ll be working in a dynamic environment with a wide breadth of evolving responsibilities. You’ll need to adapt, organize, and manage tasks, but bring your own style of working. Be bold, think outside the box, and challenge the status quo.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with one or more of:
    • Artificial intelligence, including prompt engineering, large language models and machine learning
    • Digital twins
    • CAD and modelling software (e.g., AutoCAD, Civil 3D, OpenRoads, etc.)
    • Geographic Information System (GIS) and other geospatial technologies
    • Drone operations
    • Software architecture
    • Systems design and integration
    • Data science, business intelligence, and business analytics
    • Design thinking mindset – an understanding of iterative, user-centred design methods and how they can be applied to develop client-focused solutions
    • An unrestricted driver’s license – travel will be required for field work, including to remote sites and Parsons’ offices across southern Ontario

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.

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 health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts 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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75+ Years

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17,000+ Employees

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80+ Languages


Financial Wellness

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.

Veteran Support

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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