Project Manager - Large Construction

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Project/Program Management/Management
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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a talented Project Manager to join our team! In this role you will get to support mainly the project to build a Permanent Water Treatment Plant, as Parsons provides Construction Management services at the Faro Mine Complex. This project is very large scale, long term and complex in nature, and you will be responsible for all associated Change Management processes, in the context of a cost-plus contracting model.

This position can be located anywhere in Western Canada but travel to Faro, YT would be required.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Assists the Senior Project Manager in overseeing the overall delivery of the Permanent Water Treatment Plant (PWTP) construction project.
  • Assists the Senior Project Manager in the delivery of the construction scope, schedule, budget and quality of this complex work package, to be delivered by subcontractors via a cost-plus contract.
  • Focuses on managing to overall process for all change orders for the overall Permanent Water Treatment Plant construction Project, which is a cost-plus contracting model.
  • Identifies, reviews and evaluates change requests.
  • Assesses the impact of proposed changes on project cost, schedule, and other key parameters.
  • Collaborates with project team members, subcontractors, and other relevant parties to evaluate the feasibility and implications of the proposed changes.
  • Works with project team members to estimate the additional costs associated with proposed changes, taking into account labor, materials, and other relevant factors.
  • Analyzes cost estimates to ensure they are reasonable and justifiable.
  • Ensures that all proposed changes comply with the terms and conditions of the contract.
  • Verify that the changes align with the project's objectives and the owner's requirements.
  • Negotiates with the client and with subcontractors regarding the scope, cost of changes and possible schedule implications. Ensures negotiations are fair and reasonable.
  • Seeks necessary approvals from the client and other relevant stakeholders before implementing changes.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of all change requests, evaluations, approvals, and associated documentation.
  • Ensures that records are easily accessible for audits or future reference.
  • Communicates changes, their impacts, and approval statuses to all relevant parties, including project teams, contractors, and the project owner.
  • Facilitates effective communication to minimize misunderstandings and ensure all stakeholders are informed.
  • Evaluates the risks associated with proposed changes and work with project team to develop strategies for mitigating these risks.
  • Monitors the performance of the project after changes are implemented to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Assists in resolving disputes that may arise between regarding changes, ensuring that conflicts are addressed promptly and fairly.
  • Analyzes the change management process and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Implements lessons learned to enhance future change management activities.
  • Assists in processing and maintaining control and accountability for contract modifications (i.e. amendments, de-scoped items, etc.)
  • Maintains and updates tracking tools with current values for contracts and amendments (projected and actual), and developing data summaries.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a Parsons’ representative with the client and subcontractors during work execution.
  • Follows up on instructions and commitments associated with the PWTP project.
  • May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.
  • Works with other managers, project staff, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of the PWTP project.
  • Works with the project staff to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.
  • Prepares correspondence, written reports and presentations (for regulators / clients / subcontractors and senior personnel).
  • Monitors and reports to management on the progress of project activity, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which could affect project cost or schedule.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • 12+ year's of relevant experience
  • Professional designation (or the ability to obtain one), as an engineer.
  • 5+ years of experience in the heavy civil / construction industry, performing technical and project management duties.
  • Must have Experience in change management in heavy civil / construction projects.
  • Knowledgeable of Canadian and construction industry practices and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments simultaneously.
  • Must be comfortable working both indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions, including rain, snow, heat, cold, etc.
  • Proficient computer skills - Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) are a must.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 kg.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license.

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:

$110,100 - $204,600

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 health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts 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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