Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2013, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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100 W. Walnut St. , Pasadena , CA 91124 USA
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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Over 1000

Diversity at Work

Currently, nearly 15,000 Parsons employees are engaged in more than 3,000 projects in 28 countries. These dedicated workers speak more than 80 languages collectively, and hold more than 10,800 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.

Innovation at Work

Parsons has been combining strong forward-thinking and cutting-edge technology to improve the way people connect with the world for 70 years. Our success has been in striking the balance between big ideas and the technical ability to bring them to life. Thanks to Parsons’ global network of resources, we have the power to combine leading-edge technology with unparalleled quality and control. We back it all up with an unwavering commitment to safety for domestic and international projects of any scale, under any conditions. All across the world, at every time of day, Parsons is keeping people moving toward a brighter, safer world.


Corporate social responsibility—the voluntary commitment of a business that includes triple bottom line actions in its corporate processes—is based on the principle that corporate success and social well-being are interdependent and that the long-term interests of an organization are best served by improving its economic, sociocultural, and environmental/energy practices, also known as the three pillars of sustainability. As a responsible corporation, we respect the interests of our stakeholders—our shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, and the wider community—and we actively seek out opportunities to improve the environment and to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we do business.

We fulfill our corporate citizenship by applying our six core values of safety, quality, integrity, diversity, innovation, and sustainability. Each value permeates our four areas of corporate social responsibility:

Parsons Delivers Results!

We thrive on solving complex problems. Since 1944, our significant contributions to the world’s infrastructure have improved the quality of life for current and future generations. We are known as a preeminent source of first-of-a-kind/one-of-a-kind solutions for commercial, federal, transportation, and water resources. We deliver engineering, construction, systems and resource integration, project and program management, and environmental services to a wide range of global customers. Our thousands of multidisciplined staff embrace our core values of safety, quality, integrity, diversity, innovation, and sustainability. Working together with our customers, teaming partners, and community stakeholders, our remarkable achievements solve their problems.

Throughout the last seven decades, our “can do” approach shows that no project is too big or too complex for us to manage and complete successfully. Parsons is always ready to accept new assignments, regardless of their technical or logistical challenges. Our portfolio spans thousands of diverse projects—airports, bridges, chemical demilitarization, dams, energy generation facilities, environmental remediation and restoration, homeland defense, hospitals, missile defense, pharmaceutical plants, ports, public works, rail systems, roads, schools and universities, water distribution, and wastewater treatment systems.

We invite you to scroll through our timeline of landmark projects we’ve delivered around the world over the last 70 years, beginning with Parsons’ founding in the early 1940s up through the exciting jobs we are completing for the future.

Our core values define us as a corporation—and as individuals. Through the regular application of these principles, we continue to provide value to our customers, and we will consistently meet our goals:

As an industry-leading provider of high-value technical and management solutions, we are firmly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment in all of our offices and on each of our projects.

We are committed to providing high-quality services and products.  We meet the mutually agreed-to requirements the first time and strive for continuous improvement of our work processes.

We uphold our reputation for integrity in the marketplace and provide an ethical work environment for all of our employees. We will do the right thing each time we face a tough decision.

We actively pursue diversity in our workforce composition, the markets we serve, and the services we provide. We recognize that the technical challenges we solve require new perspectives and open minds.

Through inventive processes and unique solutions, we provide unmatched value to our customers.  We foster creative work environments where we always challenge ourselves to improve our processes and procedures.

In all that we do, we are conscientious of the impact that our work has on the environment.  We help our customers do the same by providing clean, efficient, healthy, and effective solutions on all of our projects.