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Houston, Texas

Req #: R126235


  • US - TX, Houston
  • US - Remote (Any Location)
  • US - TX, Dallas

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Job Description:

Senior Program Director – Water, Wastewater, Water Resources


Texas (Houston, Austin, or Dallas)

Ready to take your engineering and management experience to the next level to work on complex infrastructure problems that will have a huge impact on the Texas communities? Parsons is now hiring a Senior Program Director who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of water, wastewater and water resources projects or programs in Texas. 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.

This position will be responsible for leading our water practice as Parsons grows its position in the Texas water market. Responsibilities will include business development, operations, and, as applicable, project or program management. You will play a major role in our Texas strategic growth initiatives for water, wastewater, and water resources, as well you may support major client accounts at a national level. We need our Senior Program Director to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills.   In the operations role you support area leadership in the planning, direction, supervision, and execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions associated with Parsons’ Texas Water team.  You will assign responsibility for executing project plans to Parsons staff and project teams after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths.  As Program Director you will provide input to performance reviews and development plans for our Texas water team. 


  • Acts as the Company representative with clients and selected subcontractors during project and program execution. 
  • Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the clients and key subcontractors. 
    Serve as capture manager and track, market and secure additional work opportunities with clients and collaborate with other Parsons Business Development staff to expand delivery of services to existing and new clients.
  • Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with multiple projects. 
  • 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.  
  • For assigned project or programs, stablishes the requirements for all areas of projects and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria. 
  • Working with assigned PMs, provides direction and management for every phase of significant projects or programs to assure on schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations, as well as client satisfaction. 
  • Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work. 
  • Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of projects and programs. 
  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. 
  • Establishes weekly meeting to review status and formulate action items for portfolio of projects.  
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • 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 in TX registration with active membership in a professional engineering society is required
  • Knowledge and experience with array of local water and wastewater agencies in Texas market plus contacts - location in Houston preferred
  • Proven capability to successfully win competitive proposals
  • Proven capability to be a successful sellerp-doer with various governmental agencies and entities
  • Experience with operations management of personnel and facilities is preferred. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Texas industry practices and regulations are required
  • Proven results tackling difficult challenges and delivering results in senior leadership positions.
  • Must have demonstrable expertise in the delivery of major water, wastewater, and stormwater system improvement projects, supervising hydraulic calculations and analysis, evaluation of conveyance/distribution systems, treatment facilities, conducting feasibility studies and engineering design for regional and local entities.
  • Experience in working with regional and local entities in the design of major water and wastewater facilities and systems.

This position pays a minimum annual salary of $165,000.00 and a maximum annual salary of $310,000.00.

Benefits for this position include: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401K.

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. 

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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