1+ months

Electrician Journeyman (overseas, casual)

Virginia, MN 55792

AIMs Construction Program

The Antarctic Infrastructure and Modernization for Science (AIMS) project is an initiative of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) United States Antarctic Program (USAP) and is a major capital investment effort to support the United States' world-class science program in Antarctica. The infrastructure modernization being proposed under the AIMS project is to ensure that McMurdo Station remains a viable platform for supporting Antarctic science for the next 35 to 50 years.

This Program consists of the construction of 6 state-of-the-art major building between 2019 and 2026 at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

Parsons Role

Parsons is the general contractor and design-builder for the Antarctic infrastructure improvement efforts under the Leidos Antarctic Support Contract with the National Science Foundation. Parsons will perform all activities from demolition and earthwork to electrical, mechanical and interior fit-out. Parsons team maintains a permanent office presence at the site and comprehensive US team to assist in this critical national program.


Parsons is looking for excited and qualified individuals to join us on this mega-project located at the bottom of the planet. It will be the largest construction project on the continent and recognized as an engineering and construction marvel.

Positions includes:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • HVAC technicians
  • Laborers
  • Management personnel. 

About McMurdo Station

All personnel will be based at McMurdo station. This includes lodging and all-you-can-eat meals. McMurdo is the largest station/city on the continent and includes over 1,000 personnel.


The station includes many facilities to keep people busy during off-work hours including three gyms, a basketballs court, climbing wall, libraries, church, and three bars with pool and darts.

The community has many clubs and activities including concerts, trivia night, proms and costume parties, and yoga and fitness classes. Groups meet weekly to play basketball, volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball.

There are many exciting activities to enjoy in Antarctica including snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, penguin and whale watching and more. You can even rent skiis and snowboards.


A normal concern for personnel would be weather, but during the summer months, it is no different that north America during the winter. Clothing and protective gear is provided for all personnel and work is not performed during bad weather.


Personnel will travel from their local airport and through New Zealand to Antarctica. On their return trip, personnel have the opportunity to delay their flight home and stay in New Zealand and travel that part of the world.


Parsons prides itself on teamwork and providing a safe work environment. Safety is a priority along with employee satisfaction.

This position

Parsons is hiring an experienced Electrician to be on our team on the AIMs program. Electrical work includes low and medium voltage work, UPS systems, fire alarms, security systems, generators, and computers racks.

The applicant must have a minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience.


The expected duration of this position is November 2019 April 2020 with opportunities to return in October of 2020 for an extended stay.

Personnel must pass a medical exam which takes place in July 2019.

  • 2+ years of experience as a carpenter with supervisory experience.
  • Must be physically fit and able to lift, move, and/or carry up to 50 pounds of field gear and able to perform fieldwork that sometimes involves walking long distances in extreme weather conditions.
  • Must complete a drug screen and background check. The drug screen is a toxicological test that may include alcohol. The background check includes employment and compensation verification, a criminal background check, and verification that educational degrees are conferred from accredited institutions and professional certifications are current.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Ready for action? Were looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and dont hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.


Posted: 2020-01-07 Expires: 2020-07-18

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Electrician Journeyman (overseas, casual)

Parsons Corporation
Virginia, MN 55792

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