Director, Critical Infrastructure Strategist, High Consequence Missions

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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:

Competition makes you stronger
Do you love a challenge?  Are you entrepreneurial and enjoy building businesses?  Do you want to build a business in a high growth, technically complex, and mission critical domain?  If so, you’re exactly the type of leader and visionary we want! 

Position Overview:
Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented and growth-oriented Director, Critical Infrastructure Strategist, High Consequence Missions to join our team! In this role you will have an opportunity to positively impact high priority national security technical challenges, while helping to identify and create innovative techniques and solutions to counter strategic pacing threats across multiple domains that include cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and the information environment.  Customers will rely on your aptitude and understanding of their concept of employment and operations to give them a technical edge and a surprise advantage.  You will help shape and define Parsons strategic priorities and formative capabilities in support of U.S. national security and intelligence policy objectives. 

This position is based in Herndon, Virginia. It will support Parsons’ offices in Herndon, Centreville, and Chantilly, VA; as well as other locations in the DC Metro Area. Occasional travel to other Parsons’ facilities and customer locales may be required.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Identifies, develops, and drives technology-driven solutions within the HCM areas to support a full understanding of mission and customer requirements. Develops and executes comprehensive technology strategies that drive pipeline development and organizational revenue growth, to include technical strategies, proposal preparation, and overall conversion of both tactical (on-contract, TDLs) and strategic sales. 
  • Leads the integration of cutting-edge technologies and tradecraft to enhance capabilities in support of key growth initiatives. Evaluate and recommend emerging technologies that align with mission and operational needs. 
  • Using technical and mission understanding, drive Short and long-term business and marketing strategies aligned with Defense & Intelligence Strategic Roadmap and HCM Vision, to include a focus on growth focus areas. 
  • Execution of the HCM growth strategy through the identification and capture of qualified opportunities, to include on-contract growth and tactical sales. 
  • Within HCM, support marketing campaigns to establish and cultivate key customer relationships, staffing/recruiting strategies, IR&D and technology investments, government relations, HR/people considerations. 
  • Works closely with our Defense & Intelligence (D&I) Strategy and Business Development teams to conduct comprehensive market research to identify growth opportunities, emerging trends, and the competitive landscape.

Candidate Profile:

  • Significant experience analyzing and understanding advanced threats to US interests, including protection of critical infrastructure and US. Government interest.  
  • Leverages a strong network of customer and industry contacts and familiarity with our customers’ major programs and upcoming initiatives. Keeps abreast of the current business climate and overall industry trends.
  • Experience in, but not limited to, proposal development, white papers, and drafting technical reports with a focus of building sustainable and impactful programs. 
  • Provides leadership and guidance across the HCM and D&I teams, developing new concepts of operations for customers from inception to completion, and leading the solution development and technical approach to implement innovative solutions.
  • Designs impactful and scalable technological-driven solutions, focused cybersecurity, Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensors (i.e. Radio Frequency).  Demonstrated ability to apply analytical approaches to architect bespoke solutions to counter threats within each domain.
  • Experience with operational cyber, SIGINT, and intelligence systems supporting the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense that identify and cultivate partners that will provide value to the company for both market and individual benefit.  
  • Understands environmental complexity to deploy systems in difficult-to-access regions around 

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • 4-year degree in Technical or Business discipline and 15+ years of diversified experience, oriented around the Intelligence Community, Law Enforcement, DoD Special Missions, and the national intelligence priority framework.
  • Extensive knowledge of the technical collection and operations markets, to include management and delivery of software/hardware capabilities in support of those mission areas.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Deep understanding of the DoD and IC acquisition lifecycles.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including captivating presentation skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including excellent presentation skills.
  • Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.
  • TS/SSBI required
  • US Person
  • Must be willing and able to travel, as required, 10-20% with surges >30    

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

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.

Salary Range: 

$149,900.00 - $269,800.00

This position is eligible for incentive compensation.

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!

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

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.

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

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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.

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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 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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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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