Construction Engineer/Specialist, Principal - Lorton, VA
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Principal Construction Engineer/Specialist - Lorton, VA

Parsons is an industry leader in delivering technology driven solutions to promote safer, healthier and sustainable world class infrastructure to communities throughout the world. Our landmark projects and capital improvement programs support global initiatives in infrastructure, water, energy, power, renewables, environmental, healthcare, education, and communications. We are hiring colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on professional challenges in a high energy environment.



With minimal supervision, independently performs all aspects of field engineering assignments including development of plans, schedules, contracts, procedures, and construction methods and systems for an assigned project, or a designated area of a large project.



Coordinate and oversee all project activities.

Oversees the daily duties and responsibilities of the on-site inspectors.

Performs general construction administration functions.

Monitor work product quality.

Chairs progress meetings and distributes meeting minutes.

Attends on-site coordination meetings.

Informs UDCD of non-conforming and defective work. UDCD will remain responsible for issuing Non-Conformance Notice and (as required) Stop Work Order to Contractor.

Reviews the Contractor’s Daily CQC Reports and responds as needed to information contained in Contractor’s Daily Reports.

Reviews Parsons construction inspector’s Daily Reports.

Reviews the qualification of sub-contractors specifically, where the specification calls for experience or the performance of similar work.

Provides UDCD with Parsons’ response to contractor’s correspondence.

Reviews, executes and approves Requests for Information (RFIs), PCOs and Field Orders (FO), and assists the County in reviewing RFIs in order to avoid their being used to modify the Contract Documents.

Reports immediately to Owner the occurrence of observed accidents on or adjacent to the Site, Hazardous Environmental Conditions, emergencies, or acts of God.

Prior to approval for commissioning and or start up of an equipment or system request by the contractor, the Resident Engineer shall review the Contract Documents to assess whether contractual requirements.

Analyzes each claim for its merit and recommends action to be taken; provides a written analysis of contractor’s request for time extension. The approved Baseline Schedule or as modified by previous change actions shall be utilized in the evaluation of the contractor’s claim.

Supports UDCD in soliciting cure letters from the contractor for non-conforming work and delays in the project completion date.

Prior to issuance of substantial completion certificate, submits to UDCD a list of observed items requiring completion or correction. Issues Punch List.

Coordinates the completion of A/E training and Plant O&M manual revisions.

Conducts review of the contractor’s monthly and final requests for payment and recommends approval or disapproval of payment.

Assist the County in coordinating the activities of this project with other ongoing projects at the plant site.

Provide Lock Out Tag Out sign-off.

Coordinate startup and checkout services.

Witness equipment tests, monitor operations, and assist County staff in operational requirements associated with the new work.

Coordinate the preparation of incomplete work lists ahead of any start-up and the Substantial Completion Inspections.

Coordinate Preliminary and Final Substantial Completion Inspections, and Final Completion Inspections.

Coordinate the development of punch lists for incomplete or faulty elements of the work.

Provide Incremental Substantial Completion Certificates.

The Construction/Resident Engineer shall provide a centralized tracking system (MS Excel) for the following activities:

Contractor’s Training

Contractor’s Lock Out and Tag Out

Contractor’s Operation and Maintenance Manuals

Contractor’ Payments

Contractor’s Impact / Notification Letters

Notice of Defective Work

Request for Proposals

Request for Information

Proposed Change Orders

Change Orders

Contract Change Directions

Field Orders

Contractor Spills

Contractor Injuries

Spare Parts

Substantial Completion

Two copies of these logs shall be provided monthly. These logs are to be developed in the beginning of the project and tracked/updated throughout the duration.


4-year degree in engineering or construction-related field, or equivalent construction-related work experience, as well as 12 to 15 years of experience in field construction is required.

Experience in the construction of large civil/structural and/or industrial projects at domestic and/or foreign locations is preferred, including some supervisory experience.

Requires a comprehensive knowledge of engineering and construction-related processes, as well as industry practices.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, a familiarity with CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering and construction, and the proven ability for performing in a supervisory capacity on a project.

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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Parsons provides engineering, construction, and management services for corporate, industrial, institutional, and government projects...