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Program Director

Centreville, VA 20121
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Ready to lead a team that tackles industrial challenges? Want to take your engineering and management expertise to the next level to work on tough projects that will make a huge impact on the Gas Industry?

Parsons is now hiring a Program Director with a desire to work on Oil & Gas projects in Los Angeles, CA. Parsons extensive experience in this field, combined with your engineering knowledge, will propel your career forward with the opportunity for advancement with top performance. As a Program Director, you will lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large-scale projects or programs focused on alternative energy solutions. We need our Program Director 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 to deliver on solutions that are best in class.


  • 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.
  • Directs and 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 action 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 the 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 periodic meetings to review project status and formulate action items
    Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Bachelor's degree in Engineering (or related field)
20+ years of related work experience, including supervisory/managerial 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 may be required
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 specific to alternative energy solutions and greenhouse gas reduction strategies.
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.



Posted: 2020-09-09 Expires: 2020-10-10

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Program Director

Parsons Corporation
Centreville, VA 20121

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