Senior Transportation Engineer - Rail & Transit

    • SPARTA, Inc. dba Cobham Analytic Solutions
  • Oakland, CA
  • Posted 41 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 81,500.00 - 161,400.00 per year
Full Time


3D modeling
AutoCAD Civil 3D
Technical Support
Analytical skill
Civil engineering
Microsoft Excel
Life insurance
Value engineering
Proposal writing
Security clearance

Job Details

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When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We've got what you're looking for.

Job Description:

Senior/Principal Transportation Engineer/Infrastructure - San Francisco Bay Area Oakland


Our Parsons Bay Area office in Oakland, California is now hiring for an experienced Senior/Principal Civil/Transportation Engineer to help lead and support engineering and design on regional Northern and Central California projects, as well as design build projects throughout the U.S. We are seeking a Civil/Transportation Engineer with 8 or more years of experience with major rail and/or transit systems and highway/roadway networks to help support transportation clients such as Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), California High Speed Rail, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), and various municipalities. Experience in California is desirable, but experience outside of California is also acceptable. Flexible hybrid remote working schedules are allowed on a project-by-project basis with willingness to work in an office to provide mentoring of junior staff. Relocation assistance may be offered. This role requires the individual to be based in the Bay Area.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your engineering knowledge, will propel your career forward with an opportunity for advancement. We need our engineers to be versatile, motivated, and enthusiastic to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment. Parsons seeks a candidate who has exceptional communication and analytical skills.


  • Prepare a variety of work products that may include detailed calculations, drawings, procurement documents, design packages, proposal evaluations, technical reports, and detailed analyses.
  • Supervise and mentor one or more junior engineers and CAD designers and provide input regarding their performance while serving as a lead design engineer.
  • Lead, execute and/or review design of highways, roadways and/or track for grade separations, grade crossings, transit stations, bus rapid transit (BRT) facilities, the interstate highway system, and/or other jurisdictions.
  • Perform geometric design and some 3D modeling on a variety of transportation projects, utilizing MicroStation InRoads and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
  • Provide support for other engineering activities as required.


  • 4-year degree in Civil Engineering (or related field).
  • 8 years or more of related work experience with rail and transit systems and/or road and highway projects.
  • PE license (from any state) is required with ability to obtain licensure in California within 6 months of hire date.


  • Strong background in Microsoft Excel and Word, MicroStation InRoads or Geopak, and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D software is essential.
  • Experience with Caltrans, freight railroad, BART, and/or urban transit projects is preferred.
  • Experience designing major highway interchanges and ramps is desirable.
  • Experience designing infrastructure for multiple modes of transportation, e.g. road, rail, bike, pedestrians.

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:
$81,500.00 - $161,400.00

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!

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!