Mission Assurance Director

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Infrastructure (Construction/Quality/Safety/Inspection)
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Job Description:

Parsons is hiring a Mission Assurance Director to support the NSF Antarctic Science and Engineering Support Contract (ASESC).  The role will be based in Colorado Springs, CO, however, remote work is permissible with occasional visits to Colorado Springs and ASECS support locations.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Serve as part of the senior leadership for the NSF USAP managing a Mission Assurance team of about 50 employees in planning, securing, and managing resources in support of the NSF Antarctic research activities.
  • Develop and implement program strategy and change initiatives with a focus on mission assurance
  • Successfully lead efforts to deploy about 2,000 USAP participants
  • Manage a $10M+ annual budget across safety, quality, compliance, and internal controls initiatives and projects
  • Develop, establish, and manage an Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) program that complies with Federal occupational safety and health standards and ensures USAP participants are trained and prepared for assignments and react appropriately when emergency situations arise
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive safety and health program to protect and promote employee safety and health that is consistent with the policies in the USAP Safety and Health
  • Ensure compliance with local occupational safety and health standards of other countries when they are more stringent than U.S. standards
  • Provide all required support services to sustain the Program within the context of a comprehensive safety and health program
  • Ensure completion of annual ESH compliance training to all employees and subcontractors, including site specific safety and health topics.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading, directing, and managing Parson’s Quality, Occupational Health and Safety Programs and environmental compliance activities to ensure all program participants are provided a safe and healthful working environment and that the science and operational activities can take place while protecting the Antarctic environment.
  • Oversees implementation of a comprehensive, effective Quality, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Program encompassing all work centers through relevant training, awareness, employee involvement, communication, job safety analysis, etc. Engenders management support for integration of these measures through the work centers.
  • Ensures all activities are performed in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, standards, and codes imposed by the Antarctic Treaty and the US Government.
  • Directs the systematic review of all planned activities to ensure they are compatible with the Antarctic environment; works with USAP participates to assess, and as appropriate, manage, and mitigate impacts. Prepares appropriate environmental impact assessment documentation.
  • Ensures compliance with environmental monitoring programs in areas of drinking water, wastewater, hazardous waste, air emissions, and designated protected areas. Includes initiation of corrective action measures in areas of noncompliance and follow-through with responsible organizations.
  • Oversees the development of quality, safety, health, and environmental training and education programs to ensure USAP participants understand the hazards involved and expectations required while on the site.

What Required Education/ Skills You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, environmental science, organizational leadership and/or another related field preferred
  • Requires 8+ years' project experience with maintenance and operations in support of preferred science mission agency (NASA, NOAA, DOE or NSF) or equivalent, with specific focus on quality, safety, environmental and mission assurance.
  • Experience with managing a diverse remote workforce and instituting culture change
  • Ability to travel to the HQ in Colorado and/or Antarctica + support sites (20% - 30% travel)
  • All candidates must pass strict physical and dental examinations, a psychological examination for winter positions, a pre-employment background check, a drug screen, and proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Experience with managing large construction projects preferred

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.

Salary Range: 

$117,000.00 - $210,600.00

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!

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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