Parsons Corporation Senior Program Director - Civil/Structures - Pasadena, Ca. in Pasadena, California

Senior Program Director - Civil/Structures - Pasadena, Ca.


Pasadena, California, United States

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Senior Program Director – Civil / Structures – Pasadena, California

Opportunity :

At Parsons , the Senior Program Director provides direction and management for every phase of significant projects or programs to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations. The Program Director must be capable of managing a project or program valued up to $1 billion 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. Prior experience must include significant project management or construction management assignments at the Program Director level. Experience should also include operations management of personnel and facilities. Experience working with Caltrans , and large planning organizations in the metropolitan Los Angeles area is required. Experiencing managing multiple road highway projects in California is essential.


  • 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.

Requirements :

The candidate must have a 4-year degree in Civil Engineering and at least 20+ years of related work experience .The ideal candidate should have a broad general technical and business background, as well as previous project management experience on large-scale transportation projects.Professional registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of California is required.


Candidates must be willing to meet Parsons' project management certification requirements, have proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and have a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations. Extensive experience working with Caltrans in Southern California is required. Technical proficiency in the preparation of Caltrans Plans, Specifications Estimate (PSE) is required. Experience in management, design and support during construction of design-build projects is desired.

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