One Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10119
CEO: Keith Hawksworth
Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's
leading planning, engineering, and construction management firms.
The firm's expertise plays a major role in transportation, power,
buildings and environmental projects around the globe.
The company has helped build some of the
world's largest and most important public works projects, from
Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel to Britain's rail system Network
Rail; from the Sabiya power plant in Kuwait to Cairo's Metro
and the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System in Singapore. Other projects
include the NYC subway system, the BART in San Francisco and
NORAD defense facility in Colorado.
The company completed the redesign of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington D.C. in 2008 and also the new JetBlue terminal at JFK Airport in NYC.
The company does work in more than 80 countries
and has over 150 offices worldwide.
Parsons Brinckerhoff reported total revenues of $2.2 billion in 2008, a 26% increase, and net income of $73.9 million.
William Barclay Parsons, an ambitious engineer,
opened his first office in Manhattan in 1885. The first undertaking
of his new venture was to design New York City's first subway,
the IRT. Completed in 1904, this line-extending from lower Manhattan
to Harlem-remains the world's most heavily used rapid transit
Even then, the firm had a global reach;
Parsons' second major project was to chart a 1,000-mile railroad
in China, from Hankow to Canton, a line that is also still in
In 1906, Henry M. Brinckerhoff-a pioneering
highway engineer-brought his expertise in electric railways to
the firm. Known for his co-invention of the third rail, which
revolutionized rapid transit, Brinckerhoff designed the network
of roads at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
In 1930, the company built the Detroit-Windsor
tunnel, the first underwater tunnel to connect two countries.
In 1964, PB would design and supervise
construction of NORAD (North American Air Defense Command Center),
a hardened underground facility under Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado.
The company would also consult on the design
of Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART construction in 1972.
PB offers its employees a benefits program
- Health care
- Retirement savings plans, with matching contributions
- Company ownership
- Holidays and leave
- Tuition assistance and training programs