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Drainage Engineer - Transportation Infrastructure - Military Veterans

at Parsons Corporation

Req #: R138380


  • US - VA, Centreville
  • US - DC, Washington
  • US - VA, Arlington

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:

Parsons is adding several Water Resources/Drainage Engineering professionals to our team in Centreville, Virginia office to support transportation projects!  Our Engineers support both conventional and design-build projects, for Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, as well as support other states.  We have several potential high-profile projects that you could work on, including the I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge project! 

We offer exciting, diverse projects, a strong backlog of work, and a team of excellent drainage engineers to mentor and help you grow your career.  We offer a tailored career advancement plan that aligns with your goals and endeavor to expand your skill sets through training with subject matter experts, and a diverse project portfolio!  We recognize your accomplishments through education, mentoring and promotions, and offer tuition reimbursement and a bonus for your first PE license!   

In this position, you will perform engineering and design functions requiring the application of basic principles and fundamental theories of fluid mechanics, hydrology, and hydraulics engineering studied under a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering program or a related field. In addition, you may assist in-field inspections and the preparation of inspection reports.  This role can be based in various Parsons offices around the DC area.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Drainage system design for transportation and related infrastructure

  • Design/analysis of storm drain and open channel systems

  • Hydrology and Hydraulics Analysis

  • Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure Design

  • Bridge Scour Analysis

  • Erosion and Sediment Control design and permitting

  • River and watershed modeling

The ideal candidate should have an interest in participating in multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering-Transportation drainage projects.  We expect you to have an understanding of current environmental issues and sustainability relating to development projects, and a shared vision for collaboration with the project team. You will work under the direction of Lead Engineers and/or project managers on water resources and drainage design projects.  


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field; Graduate degree a plus

  • 3+ years’ experience with drainage design, water resources engineering and related functions as listed above

  • Proficiency with MicroStation required

  • Knowledge and understanding of Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements are preferred

  • Active involvement in professional organizations

  • EIT required for entry-level and/or Professional Engineering Certification for more experienced engineers (or in process of obtaining) is required.  

  • Experience in typical software used in water resources engineering design which might include some or all of the following:

  • MicroStation

  • GEOPAK, INROADS, and/or OpenRoads

  • Stormcad

  • PondPack

  • Flowmaster

  • Culvertmaster and/or HY-8


  • WIN TR-55 and WIN TR-20

  • ArcMAP/GIS a plus

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: 

$59,300.00 - $103,800.00

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!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

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!

Centreville, VA

Contact Information
Kristin Fisher
Parsons Corporation

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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