Who They Are: Founded in 1944, Parsons is an engineering and construction firm with revenues exceeding $3.6 billion in 2007. The company handles lots of different types of projects, from aviation facilities and bridges and tunnels to hazardous waste remediation and other environmental projects. “We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver landmark design-build projects across the globe,” the company says.
Where They Are: This is truly a worldwide operation. Recent projects include security improvements for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, a highway design project in Qatar and numerous infrastructure development projects in Iraq.
What They Want: Whatever your skills or background, there’s a good chance this company has something available in your area of expertise. Current openings include opportunities for engineers of all types, interior designers, construction supervisors and IT project managers. Parsons works with many federal, state and local agencies and often needs employees to fulfill those contracts, so the company’s needs are constantly changing.
Coolest Job: They are looking for a crew boat operator in Fort Edward, N.Y. This person will be responsible for operating the boat(s) that transport construction management personnel on the Hudson River between the Work Support Marina and the on-river operations.. Benefits include medical, dental and life insurance, discounts on home and auto insurance, tuition reimbursement, profit sharing, professional society memberships and a choice of retirement plans.
Apply at Parsons' jobs page
Bonus Cool Job of the Week: Love playing cards? Then you might enjoy being the one person at a poker table guaranteed to make money. Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Reno, Nev., is seeking a poker dealer. Requirements include, not surprisingly, lots of familiarity with the rules of poker. You also need to be at least 21 years old with good communication skills, lots of mobility and dexterity in your hands and fingers and the ability to stand at the game table for an hour and 40 minutes straight. In addition, you must be okay with working in a “noisy, smoke-filled environment.”
Apply at Harrah's web site.