Program Director

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Job Description:

Program Director

Job Location: Fresno, California, United States

You give direction and your team runs with it

Wondering and 'winging it' are not your game; you manage by delivering clear instructions, and in the positive environment you create, your team isn't shy about asking questions. Then they get right to it, proceeding independently, if need be, to task completion. You are self-reliant and it sets the tone for everyone under your management. You're impressive! We'd like to hear from you.

We need managers who perform well when every moment counts

The heroes of a situation are the managers who can lead their teams to meet high pressure with high focus, high determination, and high productivity. If that's you, you're in high demand in our inclusive organization where our valued, diverse staff broadens our ability to find smart solutions.

Ready to take your engineering and management experience to the next level to work on complex construction problems that will have a huge impact on the local community? Parsons is now hiring a Program Director who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large-scale projects or programs.

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 Director to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills.

  • Progress the design and construction to completion by resolving escalated issues with the client and third-party agencies.
  • Provides technical and contractual guidance to the project team.
  • 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.
  • Advises on new processes and procedures to improve project execution.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

We're a community in which everyone feels free to participate

In our supportive environment, employees are comfortable sharing their ideas and departments are encouraged to dialogue with each other. As a manager, your talent for leading and participating in constructive collaborations will be highly valued. We welcome and respect every member of our diverse staff for the skills and perspectives they contribute. Help them all to stretch their imaginations - and their potential.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today. With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain-land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world. For more about Parsons, visit us at and follow our quest on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.