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Arlington, Virginia

Req #: R114235


  • US - VA, Arlington

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Ready to put your mechanical engineering skills to work on large mass transit, industrial, and commercial facilities and similar engineering projects? Are you great with people and have the willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.

•    Completes a variety of assignments such as drawings, specifications, reports, and other materials suitable for procurement and construction purposes.
•    Prepares standard engineering calculations, material quality takeoffs, estimates, and other associated design documentation
•    Performs site surveys of existing facilities for as-build generation, rehabilitation designs, and for construction support of new facilities. Adherence to a Zero-Incident safety goal is expected.
•    Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations, providing the seal and signature of the professional engineer when required by statute or contract.
•    Prepares material/equipment specifications and purchase requisitions; reviews supplier data; witnesses shop tests, assists with assessing supplier manufacturing capabilities.
•    Reviews small and portions of larger supplier drawing submittals and assists in performing technical bid analyses.
•    Prepares and issues specifications, datasheets, and other construction documents.
•    Provides input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters, Designers, and lower-level Engineers working on the same project.


In addition to the above credentials, experience with industrial, transit, or commercial facilities is essential. Experience in the use of BIM, CAD, scheduling software, or file management software is a plus.  

Experience in the design and specification of a wide variety of mechanical systems is preferred. Mechanical systems should include one or more of the following: HVAC systems, chillers, boilers, steam systems, fans, compressors, cooling towers, and other related systems. 

Plumbing systems include one or more of the following: domestic water distribution, storm and sanitary systems, pumping, condensate disposal, and other related systems. 

The candidate shall be capable of working in a self-directed manner with minimal oversight. Candidate should have experience supervising a design group of CAD Designer/Drafters, Designers, and lower-level Engineers in the production of multiple projects or sub-tasks simultaneously. 

Further experience in any of the following specialty areas is beneficial but not required: vertical transportation, fire suppression systems, tunnel ventilation, material handling equipment, building management systems, supervisory control and data acquisition, electrical power distribution, natural gas piping and distribution.


4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering and 12+ of related work experience. In addition, a professional engineer license is required with the ability to obtain reciprocity and/or comity in additional states.

Knowledge of HVAC design principles, plumbing design, specification development, and report development is required. Ability to utilize standard office automation software is expected. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with management, client, and other stakeholders. Working knowledge of REVIT, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Trane Trace, MathCAD, and/or other software packages typically associated with engineering is beneficial. 

Arlington, Virginia

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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