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Houston, Texas

Req #: R125148

Location(s):

  • US - TX, Houston

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Job Description:

Ready to take your engineering and management experience to the next level to work on complex construction problems that will have a huge impact on the local community? Parsons is now hiring a Senior Program Director who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large scale projects or programs.  

Parsons’ extensive experience in this field, combined with your significant management and technical experience, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance.  We need our Senior Program Director to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills.   In this role you plan, direct, supervise, and control the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project.  You will assign responsibility for executing project plans to key stakeholders after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths.  We need our Program Directors to provide input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates.  Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required. In addition you will play a major role in our Texas strategic growth initiatives, as well you may support major client accounts at a national level. 

Responsibilities:  
Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution. 
Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. 
Collaborates with Business Development to market and secure additional work with client. 
Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project. 
Participates in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.  
Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.  
Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence t o these criteria. 
Responsible for the development and distribution of a one to twopage description of the project to all members of the project team for reference.    
Provides direction and management for every phase of significant projects or programs to assure onschedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations.  Must be capable of managing a project or program valued up to $1 billion in total installed cost.
Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work. 
Discusses the qualifications required of the key project positions in specific detail with the profit center and department managers. 
Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements.  
Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for th e various elements of a project. 
Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.   
Works with the key project individual to devise and execute actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.  Advises the client and company management of any such changes.  
The Project Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.  
Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. 
Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. 
Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.  
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Qualifications:  
Bachelor's degree in Engineering (or related field)
20+ years of related work experience, including supervisory/managerial experience
Significant managerial experience of a large group of Engineers, Designers, and technical support personnel
Professional Engineer registration with active membership in a professional engineering society is required
Proven ability for managing a large group of engineering/technical personnel
Prior experience must include significant project management or construction management assignments at the Program Director level. 
Experience should also include operations management of personnel and facilities. 
Relocation to the job site may be required.
Directing work involving complex technical situations
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and t he capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.

Proven results tackling difficult challenges and delivering results in senior leadership positions.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

A full-service engineering and construction firm, we work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range: 

$165,000.00 - $310,000.00

We 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!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements. 

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!

Houston, Texas

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. 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. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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