SVP Systems Engineering & Analysis (SE&A) Program Directorate

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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 SVP for our Systems Engineering & Analysis (SE&A) Program Directorate to join our team! Our Systems Engineering & Analysis (SE&A) Program Directorate is passionate about making Parsons the undisputed leader in the Systems Engineering & Integration and Engineering Services market because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on engineering services that support rapidly delivering new capability. 

The SE&A Directorate is part of Parsons’ Defense & Space Engineering Solutions (DSES) Sector; all focused on delivering innovative defense, and security services and solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter, and connected world. Based upon our rock-solid foundation of world class talent; all with the bottom-line emphasis to support our U.S. and Joint Coalition Warfighters. They are our work purpose. We are here to serve our National Security objectives supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Aviators and guardians in Space, Missile Defense, and Intelligence missions.

SE&A represents a highly complex, organization consisting of a cadre of highly skilled engineering and technical personnel to design, develop, integrate, and materially produce and deliver multiple technology capabilities for our DoD and Intel Community customers.  

What You'll Be Doing:

Full P&L management of SE&A operations, including:

  • Manage day-to-day operations for a $300M+ engineering services business; delivery, execution, and staffing with total accountability for all financial objectives including bookings, sales, profit and strategy
  • Build and foster a culture of growth and stretching the organization to expand beyond existing program and customer base
  • Interacting at the highest levels of the corporate structure to influence, solve complex business issues and drive to solutions while engaging in a high level of constructive collaboration 
  • Develop and lead a high performing team known for exceeding objectives
  • Proactively engage customers and maintain relationships on existing programs to constantly assess performance and seek feedback

Superior people engagement and management skills

  • Foster a culture of high trust, transparent communications and development opportunities
  • Engage proactively in creating a workforce of diverse thinking, while actively demonstrating the pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce 


  • Ownership of the overall strategy and vision for SE&A, including how to represent its capabilities to the market 
  • Lead the execution of M&A strategy, including the identification, due diligence participation and integration of acquisitions. 

New Business

  • With support from business development, lead in the execution of the organic growth plan including identifying target clients and key executives, leveraging and partnering with the existing customer base
  • Proactively and directly engaged key customers to build the relationships it takes to win large programs through shaping, influencing and positioning Parsons
  • Develop and maintain a robust pipeline of qualified opportunities within targeted defense accounts that demonstrates an understanding of technology trends and needs of the client

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and 20+ years of experience with proven track record of running large P&Ls in excess of $300 M in annual revenue and driving growth for an engineering service business that services the Intelligence Community
  • Strong background and knowledge of missile defense and the SE&I market(s) (DoD & Intel) with proven ability for managing a large, diverse, and geographically distributed team specializing in Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I), Threat Analysis, and Engineering Services
  • Track record of delivering sales and profit objectives consistently and winning large programs that deliver consistent and repeatable growth
  • Must have strong familiarity with systems engineering methods and techniques as well as implementing Digital Engineering methods
  • Existing relationships and a track record of building relationships in the Intelligence Community with a focus on NRO and NGA
  • Active Top Secret clearance required with ability to achieve SCI


Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret

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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We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.


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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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.

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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 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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