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Northwest Highway Practice Leader - Transportation Infrastructure - Military Veterans

at Parsons Corporation

Req #: R138569


  • US - WA, Seattle

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Job Description:

Northwest Highway Practice Leader  –  Transportation Infrastructure

Overview :

Parsons has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a motivated Northwest Highway Practice Leader to join our team in Seattle. The successful candidate will lead, manage, and supervise a practice specializing in highway design for design-build projects; Bus Rapid Transit; and municipal roadway engineering services. In this role, you will lead a team of professionals overseeing the highway/roadway design of multiple transportation projects.   The project portfolio includes highway improvement projects, transit projects, and municipal street improvements, with an emphasis on design-build delivery.  Our Seattle-based office primarily supports projects in Washington State, but our geography includes projects in Oregon and Hawaii, and there are opportunities to support projects in other regions of the U.S. and Canada.


In this role, you will act as the primary interface with Parsons’ Project Manager and other discipline leads and supervise all highway/roadway aspects of major transportation projects  on both conventional and design/build projects. You may also serve as the design manager/project manager on some projects. As part of our integrated delivery practice, you will develop alternative technical concepts and present them to owners and contractors during the pre-bid design phase. You will be a key member of our Mobility Solutions practice assisting in pursuing and executing our projects.

Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team while building and managing relationships with key clients.
  • Demonstrate excellent design expertise, mentor and lead engineers in the preparation of plans and reports
  • Manage projects profitably, transition work to qualified staff, grow and mentor staff, help recruit, and be a positive role model.
  • Maintain affiliation with professional societies to keep abreast of current technologies.

 Management responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing your team’s technical deliverables and meeting project schedules from design through construction, as necessary.    
  • Supervise the production of project plans and reports
  • Promote technical excellence on projects, ensuring that adequate checking is performed in accordance with discipline checking policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that discipline design work is coordinated with project staff and engineers from other disciplines by maintaining clear and frequent communications.
  • Establish budgets, ensure quality and timeliness of deliverables, and supervise the execution of work.

Qualifications :

  • 12+ years of experience in transportation engineering and design required,  with at least 5  years directly managing projects or tasks in Washington State highly preferred.   
  • Technical knowledge of roadway geometrics; Maintenance of Traffic; and digital terrain modeling, sufficient to provide leadership and guidance to technical staff in these subject matter areas.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Washington ( PE) ,  Professional Engineer license.
  • Knowledge of WSDOT standards and practices;  
  • Client contacts and relationships with WSDOT other local, regional and state agencies in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Experience writing proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for projected work.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage & mentor staff, and direct resources effectively in a positive manner.

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: 

$100,400.00 - $203,600.00

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!

Seattle, WA

Contact Information
Christopher Miles
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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