Senior Project Manager - Transportation

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United States of America
US - TX, Houston
US - TX, Richardson
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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.

Job Description:

We love the energy of your competitive spirit

If you see roadblocks as mere challenges and competitors as benchmarks to beat, we share your desire to win. Your creative drive to beat the competition— and beat your own past performance — is reflected in your management style and will be applauded and rewarded here. The "can-do" attitude that you inspire in your team is what keeps our organization charging ahead. If our approach to business energizes you, beat the competition and apply now!

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Parsons seeks a Senior Project Manager to play a key role in growing our traditional transportation design services with TxDOT (and other agencies). The successful candidate, working with our management team will drive this growth, increase our win rate, and increase our sales pipeline. The market is robust and accessible to Parsons with addition of a few key staff in the large metro areas in Texas. Ready to put your project management expertise to work on complex projects? Are you great with people and have a track record managing teams that get the job done? Parsons is now hiring an experienced Senior Project Manager with a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various projects that enhance the fabric of our community.   In this role you will be responsible for the scope development, scope management and commercial performance of the project to meet project goals and objectives.  Plans and defines program goals and devises methods to accomplish them; develops in depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms and corporate policies.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your experience coordinating projects through all phases of project inception, programming, design, and closeout will propel your career and leadership opportunities forward. We need our Senior Project Managers to be versatile, enthusiastic to work in highly flexible, team oriented environments that have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills  

This job is based in our Houston, TX office.

Parsons has immediate projects with the Texas Department of Transportation and other large public agencies which will expose engineers to a large variety of tasks.  Some field review activities may be associated with the assigned tasks, so engineers are expected to be able to travel for these assignments on an as-needed basis.

Other upcoming work opportunities include large scale design-build proposals/projects located in Texas and in other states, plus civil engineering assignments associated with various transit projects in North America.

Below is just a sampling of recent projects that our Houston, Texas staff have worked on including:

  • IH 35E managed lanes design-build reconstruction in Dallas/Denton Counties

  • SH 183 managed lanes design-build reconstruction in Dallas and Irving

  • VIA Metropolitan Transit bus rapid transit design in San Antonio

  • SH 249 design-build new highway construction near Houston

  • US 183N Toll Lanes design-build in Austin

  • City of Kilgore, TX Roundabout, TxDOT Tyler District

  • FM 1621 Roadway Improvements, TxDOT San Antonio District

  • US 77 Drainage Improvements, TxDOT Corpus Christi District

  • I-14 Schematic and Environmental, Waco District (Contract under negotiation)

Our team is tried and true so your results will be too!

If you would like the confidence of knowing that you’re leading a team of solid performers, you’ve found the right place. Managing is so much more comfortable, orderly, and productive when every member of your team is on the same page, working towards a proven and time-tested result. Our culture of diversity and inclusion adds to team synchronicity, as we appreciate the skill and diligence that everyone brings. Let our track record back your success. Join us.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

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.  In addition, must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on the project.

Your passion for exceeding expectations makes you the right choice

You know from your own consumer experience the power of being attended to and rightfully treated as though you are very important. If that’s the level of service you are committed to motivating others to give back, you’re a manager we want to meet. At our organization, people from different personal backgrounds all have boundless opportunities to make a difference. Come grow with us.

With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain—land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world.  For more about Parsons, visit us at parsons.com and follow our quest on  FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Experience in preparing correspondence, written reports, presentations, for the Government and in briefing tenants and senior personnel.  

  • Scheduling and coordination of project interactions among existing and occupied facilities.

  • Ability to manage interdisciplinary teams of professionals and supporting labor categories.

  • Ability to integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.

  • Experience and familiarity with Federal and Local Government office building projects, with procedural requirements, review requirements, and approval requirements.

  • 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. 

  • Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements.

  • 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. 

  • Markets and secures additional work with client. 

  • Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project. 

  • May participate 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 documents as 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 a one to two page description of the project to all members of the project team for reference.

  • Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project. 

  • Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans. 

  • Works with the key project individual 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.  The Project Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. 

  • 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 weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.  

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 4-year degree in Engineering or related technical/business field and 15+ 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 large-scope project types.

  • Professional registration in Texas required.

  • Proven track record of successful management of highway design projects for TXDOT.

  • Seller/Doer with successful business development experience.

  • Excellent relationships with TXDOT personnel in one or more districts.

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: 

$126,600.00 - $227,900.00

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+.

2021 Forbes The Best Employers for Diversity Badge

For more about Parsons, visit parsons.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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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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