Movable Bridge Project Engineer


Job Description

Parsons is seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer for our Mobility Solutions Division.  Based in lower Manhattan, New York, NY, this position will include leading junior technical staff in the design and rehabilitation of movable bridges, pressurized piping systems, field inspections, and mechanical applications, while continuing to develop your skills under the direct supervision of our mechanical engineering director.  The successful candidate will be an experienced, licensed mechanical engineer who is looking to advance their career and has the communication skills and experience to lead mechanical engineering design for rehabilitation and new movable bridge projects in New York and across the US and Canada. 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and direction on movable bridge projects
  • Ensure consistency in project quality
  • Follow direction from senior staff, and direct the work of junior staff
  • Ensure that work is completed within budgetary constraints and expectations; implement and administer appropriate project monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with all employees, clients and other stakeholders
  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement through innovation and creative thinking
  • Develop and review plans, calculations, technical specifications, contract documents and engineer’s estimates

Specific Education and Experience Requirements 

  • 8+ years of related work experience
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering required, MS preferred
  • PE License required
  • Leading project and staff experience on bridge projects preferred
  • Technical experience in the area of movable bridge design and rehabilitation a must
  • Peripheral knowledge of adjacent disciplines (electrical and structural)
  • Familiarity with AASHTO or AREMA movable bridge specifications
  • Technical experience with pressurized piping systems, power piping for hydraulics or standpipes preferred
  • Experience working with NYCDOT, NYSDOT and/or NJT a preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel, SolidWorks or Autodesk Inventor is a must
  • Design-build experience is a plus

Specific Competencies:

  • Core values include safety, quality, integrity, diversity, innovation, and sustainability
  • Strong, self-motivated leader
  • Good emotional intelligence skills
  • Complex and diverse problem solving skills
  • Organized and disciplined
  • Ability to deal effectively with different styles of clients and staff
  • Adaptable to change
  • Collaborative

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