Associate Electrical Engineer
Parsons Corporation - New York, NY

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Associate Electrical Engineer-New York, NY

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.

We currently seek a high-performing junior engineer with demonstrated potential to develop into positions of higher responsibility. This candidate will perform design, calculations and modeling for power and traction power systems in support of major public and transit infrastructure projects. This position will participate in all related activities for the design of power infrastructure within major New York transportation agencies, as well as clients elsewhere. The design will be based upon the principals of electrical engineering, current industry best-practices, applicable codes and standards, and agency standards and criteria.

The candidate will participate in field surveys, client and team meetings, design, calculations, computer aided calculations and analysis, development of technical specifications, participation in quality, safety and integration standard processes, construction support and other activities as may be required.

This candidate will be expected to participate extensively in computer modeling and analysis, including the development and modification of computer code. As such, extensive skill with computers is required. Proficiency with computer aided design software is desired.

The candidate will engage in projects developing designs for AC and DC traction power distribution via third rail and overhead contact systems. Prior experience with traction power systems is desired, the ability to develop further competency in traction power systems is required. The candidate will engage projects developing designs for the distribution of medium and low voltage AC power within transportation systems.

Demonstrated skills and competency in the fundamentals of AC power distribution is required.

The desired candidate will have 2 – 3 years of relevant work experience in AC power engineering. New or recent graduates who can demonstrate alternate relevant experience and/or skills will also be considered.

Performs various engineering and design assignments requiring the application of the principles of electrical engineering in conjunction with the applicable requirements of code, technical and agency standards. Design documents will include drawings, layouts, schedules, schematics, technical specifications, calculations, and other required documents.

Performs analysis of electrical systems using both industry software (e.g. ETAP), as well as proprietary company software. Prepares reports documenting these simulations and the results; presents findings to supervisors and clients.

Under guidance of supervising engineers, develops expertise in traction power theory, design and analysis and applies this knowledge to current and future projects.

Participates in the maintenance and upgrade of proprietary company software.

Prepares or assists in preparing engineering computations, material quantity takeoffs, estimates, surveys, and designs. Participates in standard business design processes such as quality reviews and procedures, safety reviews and procedures, technical interface documentation, risk analysis, and other engineering documentation as may be required.

Reviewing supplier drawing submittals and technical bid analyses.

Provides input and direction to CAD Designer/Drafters working on the same project. May be required to provide input and direction to more junior engineers and technicians.

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


4-year degree in Electrical Engineering and 2-3 years of related work experience. New or recent graduates who can demonstrate alternate relevant experience and/or skills will also be considered.

Requires basic engineering knowledge in electrical engineering and AC power distribution. Familiarity with PC software packages typically associated with engineering is also required. Familiarity with CAD programs and electrical simulation programs (e.g. ETAP) is desired.

Requires basic skills in computer programming using a current high-level, structured language, including familiarity with the fundamentals of databases and web applications, XML programming and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

Requires the ability to self-monitor and self-actuate given general direction from other engineers; requires the ability to monitor activities of other engineers and technicians and provide input and guidance where needed; requires the ability to develop new competencies using a combination of formal and on-the-job training and experience.

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 $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, 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 11,000 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 4,500 projects in 50 states and 26 countries. These dedicated workers speak 89 languages collectively, and hold more than 10,300 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.



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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, & management services firm. Parsons is a leader in many diversified...