Parsons Corporation Civil Engineer II - 3D CAD - Transportation - West USA in Los Angeles, California

Civil Engineer II - 3D CAD - Transportation - West USA


Los Angeles, California, United States

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Civil Engineer II - 3D/XD Designer/Modeler – Transportation Projects – Western USA

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Parsons is one of the world’s largest transportation planning, engineering, and construction firms. We have an extensive portfolio of diverse transportation projects including rail and transit, road and highway, bridge and tunnel, and aviation infrastructure. Parsons expertise encompasses all phases of transportation engineering operations - from the initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning. Parsons has the people and power to move the world.This position can be based in any major city in the Western USA. There is up to 50% travel associated with this role.

Position Overview:

Serves as Lead 3D Designer for all phases of a project. Provides technical guidance to project design and drafting personnel, and functions as liaison with client, suppliers, and contractors regarding design issues. Draws upon diversified design experience to lead lower-level Designers and Drafters in completing the most difficult and complex design assignments, generally utilizing 3D CAD methods.


  • 3D Modeling, including pre-bid, finalization and optimization of transportation project models

  • Coordinates execution of work assignments with respect to design approach, schedules, standards, budgets, and procedures to meet client scope of work requirements. Provides manpower estimates as required.

  • Provides technical guidance to project design team in completing the most complex and difficult designs and layouts for complete systems and components of a project. Assignments typically involve design elements for which there may be no clearly established precedents and require anticipation of problems at the outset in order to provide appropriate solutions.

  • Provides direction to a team of checking personnel, ensuring the mathematical accuracy of the drawings produced.

  • Performs specialized design computations and analysis for major transportation projects.

  • Performs interdisciplinary reviews and provides coordination of data to ensure a compatible design.

  • Ensures compliance with required specifications, tolerances, safety factors, and industry codes, as well as client requirements and company standards.

  • Understands and applies commonly used company design standards and methods. Provides input to the establishment or revision of guidelines and standards.

  • Collaborates with Engineers and other engineering disciplines to ensure quality of design.

  • May train lower-level Designers in various procedures.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required.

  • 5 plus years of relevant experience with roadway projects

  • Minimum of 4 years 3D modeling experience using one of the following: 3D Microstation / InRoads or GeoPak. Openroads experience is essential

  • Highway and/or Rail Design experience on large projects

  • Experience on design-build projects, performing 3D designs

  • Can work independently

  • Can work directly with Contractor for field needs including quantities

  • Fullunderstanding of production for large final design projects

  • Experience shall include developing digital terrain models (DTM’s), generating horizontal alignment/vertical profiles and proficient use of 3D Microstation, Inroads or GeoPak .

  • Can travel for project work average of 50%.

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.

Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,500 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages collectively,and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.