Principal Structural Engineer

Parsons Co.

Pasadena, CA

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Job Description:

Company Overview:

Parsons is a leading provider of technical solutions, committed to innovation, safety, and excellence. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services and products that exceed our clients' expectations.

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Blast Design Engineer to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in blast engineering, with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience and possess a PE (Professional Engineer) license.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop blast design plans and specifications in accordance with project requirements and industry standards.
  • Conduct site assessments and gather necessary data for blast design calculations.
  • Perform blast simulations and modeling using specialized software.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and clients to ensure blast designs meet project objectives and safety standards.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, drawings, and documentation for client review and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide technical support during the implementation and execution of blast operations.
  • Stay updated on advancements in blast engineering technology and industry best practices.
  • Manage complex explosive safety Scopes of work to develop and submit explosive site safety plans to the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board (DDESB).
  • Familiarity with ASCE, ACI, UFC, and DENIX (DESR) design criteria.
  • Expected travel approximately 25%


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, or related field).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in blast design engineering, preferably in [mention relevant industries, e.g., mining, construction, demolition, etc.].
  • PE (Professional Engineer) license is required.
  • Proficiency in blast design software (e.g., BlastX, ConWep, ESS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, SBEDS.).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to safety and adherence to regulatory guidelines.
  • Ability to obtain Secret and/or Top-Secret Clearance


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plans, and more.
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within the company.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment that fosters growth and innovation.

Application Process:

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in joining our team as a Blast Design Engineer, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and accomplishments. We look forward to reviewing your application. Parsons is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

SecretThis position is part of our Federal Solutions team.Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$96,400.00 - $168,700.00We 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! ID:uDnQdo