Senior Program Director

Parsons - Niagara, ON (30+ days ago)

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Parsons is transforming communities through connected infrastructure, intelligent transportation systems, digital solutions, and smart-city technology. Parsons Mobility Solutions has an impressive history of delivering complex transportation programs across the globe. The transportation systems we plan, engineer, procure, and construct are based on innovative designs and state-of-the-art technologies, delivered on-time and on-budget, and built to accommodate future demands. Our clients comprise a wide variety of aviation and transit authorities, state and city departments of transportation, construction contractors, and vehicle / system suppliers.

Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your significant management and technical experience, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. We need our Program Directors to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills. In this role you provide management and direction for one Engineering department or a major section within one of the larger disciplines. You will recruit, interview, and evaluate prospective employees as well as hire, offer personnel development, conduct performance evaluations, counsel employees, takes corrective actions (as required), and approves terminations. One of your roles will include ensuring that new employees receive orientation on company policies and procedures.

In this role you'll provide direction and management for every phase of large projects or programs to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations. The Senior Program Director must be capable of managing a project or program valued up to $500 million in total installed cost. The project or program requiring company representation at this level may be of lesser total installed cost if management determines that it requires an unusual technical or managerial approach. We would like you to have experience which includes significant project management or construction management assignments at the Principal Project Manager level. Experience should also include operations management of personnel and facilities and at times, you'll be required to travel to site and represent Parsons.

Role & Responsibilities:
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
Collaborates with Business Development to market and secure additional work with client
Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project
Participates 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
Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project
Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths
Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates. Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required
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
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
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

You'll have a number of key relationships at various levels across the organization:

Supervision Received - Division Manager; Vice President
Supervision Given - Project Engineers; project support staff
Internal Contacts - All employees on project; other disciplines and departments
External Contacts - Clients; Suppliers; Subcontractors; Government Agencies

Ideally, your experience will include a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical/business field and 20+ years of related work experience

Significant managerial experience of a large group of Engineers, Designers, and technical support personnel
Professional Engineer registration with active membership in a professional engineering society
Proven ability for managing a large group of engineering/technical personnel
Directing work involving complex technical situations
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required
Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.
Ready for action? Were looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and dont hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.