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Program Director

at Parsons Corporation

Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: R104203

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 Program Director who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large scale Rail & Transit 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 Program Director to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills.   In this role you provide management and direction for one Engineering department or a major section within one of the larger disciplines.  You will recruit, interview, and evaluate prospective employees as well as hire, offer personnel development, conduct performance evaluations, counsel employees, takes corrective actions (as required), and approves terminations.  One of your roles will include ensuring that new employees receive orientation on company policies and procedures.    

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 to these criteria
Responsible for the development and distribution of a one to two page description of the project to all members of the project team for reference
Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project
Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths
Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates.  Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required

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 the 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

Directing work involving complex technical situations
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required

Candidate must possess demonstrable 10+ years of experience managing Rail & Transit programs and/or projects in the U.S. This position will be located in Pasadena with frequent travel to our Los Angeles project office.

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Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t 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.


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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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R104203