Deputy Program Manager

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United States of America
US - VA, Fredericksburg
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Project/Program Management/Management
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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.

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Deputy Program Manager to join our team! In this role, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the management and execution of a complex program delivering global program and project services for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Installation – Counter small Unmanned Aircraft System (I-CsUAS) program.  You will work closely with the Program Manager to ensure that all program/project services and activities are executed efficiently, meeting resource, quality and safety standards, deliverable deadlines, and financial requirements.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Program Planning and Execution.  Assist in developing program management plans, schedules, budgets, and strategies.  Ensure program milestones are met on time, within budget, and with desired quality.  Coordinate activities across different teams or departments involved in the program.
  • Stakeholder Management.  Serve as a key point of contact for internal/external stakeholders.  Communicate program status, issues, and achievements to stakeholders.    Work to resolve any issues or conflicts that may arise during the course of the program.
  • Risk & Opportunity Management.  Identify potential risks to the success of the program and opportunities to improve efficiency.  Develop and implement strategies to mitigate identified risks and action opportunities.
  • Resource Allocation.  Assist in allocating resources (e.g., personnel, budget) efficiently across projects within the program.   Monitor resource utilization and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Quality Assurance.  Ensure all aspects of the program are executed according to established standards and practices.  Implement continuous improvement processes throughout the lifecycle of the program.
  • Safety.  Implement the program’s safety program.  Ensure all aspects of program/project work complete hazards analysis planning and have project safety plans to mitigate hazards.
  • Reporting.   Prepare reports on program progress, challenges, and outcomes for senior management.  Analyze data to provide insights into performance improvements or adjustments needed.
  • Team Leadership.  Support in leading and motivating team members involved in the program.  Facilitate collaboration among team members, corporate service centers, and external stakeholders to achieve program/project objectives.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, project management, or related field (Master’s degree may be preferred).
  • 15+ years of proven experience in project or program management roles.
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams in both technical and non-technical project work.
  • Exceptional communication skills for effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Working proficiency in project/program management software tools (e.g., MS Project).
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a Secret clearance.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Experience with CUAS technology, DoD mission requirements, adversary UAS capabilities.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • High level of organizational abilities.
  • Adaptability to rapidly changing environments.
  • Attention to detail with a focus on quality and safety outcomes.
  • Top Secret Clearance
  • Ability to work in the Northern VA area | Hybrid (In-office/Remote work schedule)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

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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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 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.

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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.

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