Parsons Corporation Sr. Construction Superintendent / Field Engineer, in Syracuse, New York

Sr. Construction Superintendent / Field Engineer,


Syracuse, New York, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Be Part of a Global Firm Committed to a Sustainable World

Construction Superintendent /Field Engineer – NY, MA

Ready to put your construction management expertise to work on complex, urban projects? Are you great with people and have a track record managing teams that get the job done? Parsons is looking for a Construction Manager/ Field Engineer to oversee/manage all on-site field operations activities for a large restoration project, in accordance with a technical work scope with complex interaction of mechanical and Operations Team moving parts and project schedule.

This is a great place to express yourself, expand your career, and apply your energy and dedication to building a better world. Through our construction services, we’ve built a stellar reputation to match our world-class projects. Now let us help you build your career today.Parsons’ construction capabilities complement our engineering and design experience by delivering innovative, safe, and sustainable civil infrastructure. We employ construction professionals with expertise in building major highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, rail, water and wastewater treatment plants, and environmental remediation. In today’s rapidly evolving alternative project delivery and design-build markets, Parsons offers extraordinary career opportunities based on our existing projects and backlog; financial strength; bonding capacity; and inclusive design, construction engineering, and construction services — all under one roof. Parsons constructs world-class projects.

Position Overview:

Parsons is seeking Construction Managers to manage subcontracted construction and/or self-perform heavy civil construction projects. Anticipated project size would be in the $5M to $50M range. The CM will manage all project activities and apply their extensive knowledge of various disciplines during construction. The CM will be thoroughly familiar with interpreting contractual obligations and technical aspects of planned construction activities. In addition to construction supervision, the incumbent is also responsible for coordinating safety, field administration, procurement, quality and field engineering. The CM serves as the primary point of contact with the client, subcontractors, and regulators.The successful candidate will be well versed in all aspects of management of both union and open shop labor forces and labor relations, including trade work practices and union requirements, where applicable. Willingness to travel and/or relocate is expected.

This position would be based out of the Syracuse, NY office, however willingness to travel to supplier, client, site locations or construction site locations will be required.Alternate locations on the East Coast would also be considered.


  • Bid and Proposal Support

  • Interpret contract documents, drawings and specifications for the purpose of determining the most appropriate and required means and methods to construct and deliver the work

  • Develop and generate cost estimates with sufficient detail to properly and competitively price the work using Company resources and guidelines

  • Define scope, schedule and budget requirements for specific elements of work

  • Review drawings, specifications and site conditions for constructability and safety risks

  • Lead the construction team in detailed reviews of construction documents, estimates and schedules

  • Support buy-out strategies of material vendors and subcontractors.

  • Construction Management

  • Direct the overall planning of construction activities to identify critical milestones and priorities.

  • Determine budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule. Ensure that the services of subcontractors and major construction equipment required by the project will be available at the appropriate time to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity.

  • Establish assignments for Construction Superintendents for various work areas of construction operations, monitoring progress and recommending corrective action as necessary.

  • Manage the assignment of manpower, materials, and equipment to maximize efficiency, maintain schedules, and to meet budget goals. Keeps alert to possible problem areas and takes preventative action to ensure that critical milestones are met for each phase of the project.

  • Ensure the use of sound construction practices to attain required quality control at the maximum efficiency and minimum cost.

  • Prepare periodic reports summarizing progress of construction activities for higher-level management and clients.

  • Ensure effective implementation of all Company and client policies and procedures, including safety and labor relations policies.

  • Serve as the primary contact with client representatives, subcontractors, and government representatives for construction-related activities. Maintains strong client and community relations.

  • Oversee and direct subcontractors. Manage vendor and subcontractor performance from inception through final pay applications and closeout. Review and process vendor and subcontractor RFI’s and submittals

  • Process relevant construction documentation such as construction directives, change orders and RFI’s

  • Able to take information from the baseline project schedule, cost budget, and construction execution plan to create detailed work packages for use in managing performance of the craft labor crews

  • Able to measure and monitor physical progress to track production performance against plan

  • Understand the task-specific hazards that occur during execution of a project and assist with monitoring work site safety to prevent accidents or incidences on the job site

  • Able to successfully lead and manage labor crews in the execution of either a single discipline work package or over the entire project


4-year degree in construction-related field (or equivalent construction-related work experience), as well as 10 to 12 years of experience in field construction is required. Experience in the construction of large civil/structural and/or industrial projects at domestic and/or foreign locations is preferred.


Requires a comprehensive knowledge of construction-related processes, as well as a working knowledge of industry practices. Proven leadership capability is required.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.