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Parsons Corporation Traction Power Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland

Ready to take your engineering experience to the next level to work on complex Rail Systems construction projects. We've worked for almost every heavy rail transit authority in North America, and we currently hold contracts with WMATA, NYCT, PANYNJ, CTA, TTC, BART, SFRTA, MARTA, NJT, DART, MDTPW, and LACMTA. We have completed or are currently working on 23 major railroad and transit design-build projects over the last 20 years.

Parsons is seeking to hire Electrical Engineer's with 2+ years of experience in all regions of the United States and Canada to work on Traction Power and Distribution projects in a variety of locations and projects. The selected candidate, supported by senior engineers will assist in the specification or design of DC traction power systems, including:

  • Interface with civil disciplines for the development of site plans, duct banks, and ground grids;

  • Interface with systems and vehicle engineering disciplines for the sizing and design of the traction power systems.

  • Ability to travel to supplier, client, or construction site locations, is expected


  • Development and modification of specifications, single line diagrams, schematics, and conduit and wire schedules

  • Assist in technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.

  • Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations.

  • Prepares material/equipment specifications and purchase requisitions; reviews supplier data; witnesses shop tests, assists with assessing supplier manufacturing capabilities.

  • Develops operation and maintenance plans and procedures.

  • Conduct surveys and site investigations.

  • Support power studies (e.g. load flow, short circuit).


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and an Engineer in Training with a minimum of 2 years of related work experience, which should ideally include:

  • CAD/CAE training and familiarity.

  • Experience in, or familiarity with, DC Traction Power design and the design of transformer substations Medium to Low voltage, Low Voltage (480V) Motor Control Centers, and Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems.

  • Review of shop drawings and design submittals by contractors and consultants.

  • Developing and executing test procedures for electrical equipment and cables.

  • Inspections of electrical systems on railway infrastructure, including stations, substations, guideways, tunnels, yards.


Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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 all applicable laws.