Associate Engineer - Rail Systems Integration

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Are you seeking a engineering role that would expose you to a wide variety of engineering and software assignments on both large complex projects and small developmental pursuits?  Parsons is seeking to hire multiple Associate Engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the fields of Engineering and Computer Science to work on various mass transit and transportation systems projects.  This is a great opportunity to experience how engineering, software development and deployment is accomplished by a world class, globally respected firm, with design and construction capabilities spanning all disciplines and all modes of transportation.
Demand for efficient and safe transportation infrastructure is at an all-time high. Since 1944, Parsons has set the standard for safe, effective, and reliable transportation systems around the globe.  Partnering with more than 400 transit agencies, we have worked on every major transit system in North America and many of the most renowned systems overseas.   
Whether it is deploying advanced technologies, designing and building subways and other infrastructure, or developing mission critical software and communications systems, the Parsons engineering team has supported all elements of mass transit, including metro/subway systems, mainline railways, commuter rail, light rail transit, bus rapid transit, and autonomous vehicles.  Join Parsons and work with our teams of experts across all disciplines to develop world class systems to create more vibrant, technologically advanced, and connected communities.
Parsons Corporation provides engineering, design, planning and construction management services worldwide in mass transit; intelligent transportation systems and infrastructure; municipal and regional projects such as airports, roads, highways, seaports and schools; specialized commercial and industrial sectors such as aerospace and pharmaceutical; environmental services including vehicle emissions testing and hazardous waste clean up; and federal government services including intelligence, defense and homeland security.
Parsons is 100 percent employee owned, consistently ranked among the world’s best employers with over 16,000 team members worldwide.  We maintain a robust, dynamic corporate culture centered on our core values:
Safety - We constantly maintain and improve a safe and healthy environment in all of our work sites and on each of our projects, for all stakeholders including employees, customers, subcontractors, and the general public.
Diversity - We actively pursue diversity in our workforce, markets, and services. Technical challenges require new perspectives and open minds.
Innovation - Through inventive processes and unique solutions, we provide unmatched value to our customers, as well as constant training and advancement opportunities for our employees.
Sustainability - We are conscious of the impact our work has on the environment. We work with customers to provide clean, efficient, healthy, effective solutions on all projects, including many high profile environmentally friendly projects around the world.
Quality - We provide high-quality services and products. We meet requirements the first time and strive for continuous improvement.
Integrity - We uphold our reputation for integrity and provide an ethical work place. We do the right thing each time we face a tough decision.
Associate Engineers may perform a wide variety of engineering, design, and development assignments by applying basic engineering principles and analyses, doing detailed design activities such as producing specifications and drawings, applying structured software development techniques, requirements discovery and analysis, conducting field survey work, configuring and providing written inputs to related documentation, and doing other tasks within the computer science and electrical engineering disciplines.  Assignments will typically serve multiple goals including fulfilling project/customer objectives and providing opportunities for professional growth.  Associate Engineers shall be capable of learning quickly and becoming an integral part of systems engineering teams on both large and small-scale projects. Successful candidates will be able to maintain high personal productivity while working interactively with other team members and client groups.
It is expected that the Engineer Associate will have interest, experience, or aptitude in one or more of the following specialty areas:
  • Electrical design and drawing, for facilities and devices
  • Communications and networking design and deployment
  • Radio and wireless analysis, design, and field deployment
  • Ductbank/conduit design and other aspects of mechanical/civil design interfacing to electrical
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), 3D and Building Information Modeling
  • Functional and detailed design specifications for software and hardware
  • Software development, verification and validation
  • C++ and/or other forth level languages
  • Discrete and real time simulation
  • Database development and management
  • User interfaces and technical training.
Associate engineers are encouraged and supported by Parsons to attain engineer-in-training (EIT), professional engineer (PE), and other professional certifications while working at Parsons, under the guidance of more senior engineers.  Parsons offers a generous bonus program for first attainment of professional engineer and other selected professional certifications.
Applicants must have a 4-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field and 0-3 years of related work experience, or equivalent experience and qualifications. This is an entry level/junior engineer role.

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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