VP, Operational Risk Management

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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 VP of Operational Risk to join our team! In this role you will get to develop an infrastructure of risk management that can be applied across the enterprise to empower project managers and business unit leadership to properly identify and manage risks during all phases of project capture and execution.  You will be a champion for risk management, offers guidance, leadership, and training on proper risk management practices. 

This is a remote opportunity.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Supports and monitors the execution of risk management practices across the organization.
  • Oversees establishment of an enterprise Risk Management Framework, works with internal stakeholders to implement this framework in their specific areas of the business.
  • Develops key risk management processes and tools to enable Business Units to implement sound risk management.
  • Develops risk management training to empower Business Unit leadership, inclusive of Program Managers, Directors, and Sector Leads, and project management to identify and manage risk in an effective and consistent manner.
  • Leader and advocate in the discipline of Risk Management.  Develops culture and guidance around risk management.
  • Attends key meetings / gate reviews and contributes to identifying risk at key points in the business acquisition process and project execution.
  • Advises and partners with Business Unit leadership on risks to the business and recommendations on mitigation strategies.
  • Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create initiatives related to risk management and other aspects of operational planning and project execution.
  • Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for team members.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What Required/Desired Skills You’ll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 20 yrs+ of related experience.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.
  • Proven track record in risk management, preferably in project management or a related field .
  • Experience in identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks throughout various stages of the project lifecycle is crucial.
  • Broad general technical and business background
  • Strong analytical skills for assessing complex data, identifying potential risks, and developing strategies to manage and mitigate them effectively.
  • Effective written and communication skills - able to convey complex risk information to stakeholders at various levels, ensuring a clear understanding.
  • Ability to make informed and timely decisions and should be comfortable making tough decisions based on careful analysis and consideration of potential consequences.
  • A strategic mindset for developing long-term risk management plans that align with the overall business strategy and objectives.
  • Strong acumen of both project and business financials.
  • Strong leadership skills to lead a team of professionals effectively. This includes the ability to inspire and motivate the team to achieve common goals.
  • The ability to think creatively and find innovative solutions to emerging risks.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong relationships across the organization.
  • Adaptable and capable of adjusting strategies to address evolving challenges.
  • US Citizenship required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with government contracting in commercial, FED government, and international areas.  
  • Familiarity with Engineering / Technical Disciplines, Cyber, Construction, Design, Consulting.  
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Contracting practices, Commercial and State Contracting practices and regulations: FAR, State and Local Regulations, etc. 
  • Advanced knowledge of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on projects

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range: 

$179,800.00 - $343,700.00

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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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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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 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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