Aviation Program Director

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Field
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United States of America
US - OH (Field Location)
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R153363
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Project/Program Management/Management
In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

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In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Ready to take your engineering and management experience to the next level to work on complex terminal, landside/airside design and construction problems that will have a huge impact on the local community and improving Passenger facility experience at Airports? Parsons is now hiring an Aviation Program Director who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large-scale aviation projects or programs. Parsons’ extensive experience in Aviation Capital project delivery, combined with your significant management and technical experience, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. This position is for work at airports located in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio.

For more than 80 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. 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.

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

Parsons is looking for a talented Aviation Program Director to join our team! We need our Aviation 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, 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.

Provides direction and management for every phase of significant aviation (landside and airside) projects or programs to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations. The Aviation Program Director must be capable of managing a project or program valued at a minimum of $500 million in total installed cost. The project or program requiring company representation at this level may be one large project or multiple smaller projects of lesser total installed cost. Prior experience must include significant project management or construction management assignments at the Program Director level. Experience should also include operations management of personnel.

Candidates in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio are preferred. Relocation may be required.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reports to the Aviation Sector Manager.
  • 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 program execution plans 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 timely project status reports on cost and schedule progress 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 on schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations.
  • 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.
  • Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project.
  • Works with the key project individuals, consultants, contractors and subcontractors 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.
  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.
  • Requires strict adherence to project safety protocols as defined by Safety Plans developed for the project or program.
  • 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 regular meeting to review project status and present action items with Client and key stakeholders.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate and deliver client services.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture or construction management, or related technical/business field and typically 20+ years of related work experience is required.
  • Incumbent should have a broad general technical and business background, as well as previous project management experience on similar or related aviation large-scope project or programs.
  • Professional registration with active membership in a professional related organizations is preferred in candidate profile.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Incumbent must meet Parsons’ project management certification requirements within 4 months of employment.
  • Proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are also required.
  • Proven ability for managing and building a Team atmosphere for direct staff, subcontractors and Client departments that participate on the Program. I
  • n addition, must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on the project.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. 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: 

$149,900.00 - $269,800.00

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!

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!

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OUR MISSION

We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.

PARSONS IN CANADA

Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

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

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4 Continents

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75+ Years

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17,000+ Employees

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80+ Languages

COMPETITIVE BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Financial Wellness

We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

Veteran Support

We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.

Health

Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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