Senior Project Manager (Industrial Construction)

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Senior Project Manager, Industrial Construction

You are a practical realist - just who we need to get the job done

You know when to draw the line before a job bogs down in the quest for perfection. You have the intuition and the confidence to assess what works and what doesn't. You're a realist focused on quality without the sacrifice of productivity - a valuable manager who knows when it's time to move on - and that time is when all criteria have been met. We would like to meet you!

Why Parsons?

Parsons is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions focused on the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. With over 75 years of experience, Parsons provides technical design and engineering services and software to address our customers' challenges. Parsons has differentiated capabilities in cybersecurity, intelligence, defense, military training, connected communities, physical infrastructure, and smart mobility solutions. Parsons' combination of talented professionals and advanced technology enables a safer, smarter, and more interconnected world. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program & construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environment & infrastructure, defense/security, and resources.

The Position

Parsons is seeking a Senior Project Manager to lead a long-term construction project with the Federal Government to build a new energetic waste incinerator at the Radford Army Ammunitions Plant. You will be responsible for the scope development, scope management and commercial performance of this firm-fixed-price design-build project. The role will require planning and defining program goals along with methods to accomplish them; design-to budget management; subcontractor management; develop in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies.

The Project:

The Energetic Waste Incinerator (EWI) is a 42-month long design-build project at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) located in Radford, VA. If you're a Project Manager with Federal design-build experience looking for a challenge, then Parsons has a challenge for you. This position will serve as the leading role for Parsons design-build team delivering a thermal destruction project to the US Army Corps of Engineer's Norfolk District. The new facility design has a well-planned conceptual design consisting of a 10-acre project site and 7 stand-alone buildings which will be capable of handling 95% of RFAAP's hazardous energetic waste through the thermal treatment process. The new facility requires a disciplined design and rigorous permitting approach to support the construction and commissioning effort. Backed by an exceptional Parsons project team as well as key teamed subcontract partners, this role will provide administrative and technical management across all aspects of project delivery including design management, cost, schedule, safety, and quality. The Project Manager functions as the point person for the project and steers the project forward. This complex design-build project is heavy process related and requires hands on management for a 3.5-year performance duration.

Our successful operational practices can't help but support your success

You like the structure and security of practices that have been proven to consistently work. So do we. Over time, we've developed and honed our procedures, solving various scenarios that might be encountered along the way. The result is a smoothly paved managerial path for you and your team to take towards consistently successful outcomes. In our diverse and inclusive workplace, all people are welcomed and respected for who they are as well as what they contribute. Join us.

  • Leadership role and turnkey responsibility to execute this complex design-build project for the US Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Management, tracking and reporting of all key performance indicators for project success including safety, quality control, schedule, and financial performance metrics.
  • Collaborate and provide leadership to directly manage successful design to budget and schedule for in-house design success.
  • Identify design and construction risks along with project specific mitigation strategies. Will manage project risk profile within the company's corporate risk and control framework to govern, assess, mitigate, and manage operational and financial risks at the task and project level.
  • Support strategic planning in conjunction with the Business Unit Leadership.
  • Assess present and future project needs, trends, and challenges; determine resources required to meet project objectives; direct efforts to acquire and retain necessary resources to meet project performance metrics.
  • Travel (20+%) is required.

  • 12+ years of broad and diversified experience with a proven reputation across North America for design-build construction management.
  • Prior experience managing $80+ Million at-risk industrial construction project(s) highly desired.
  • Experience with P&L management.
  • Experience with FAR preferred.
  • Prior experience with explosive ordnance permitting a plus.
  • Proven ability for managing a large and diverse group of construction personnel and for providing direction for resolving complex work assignments.
  • At-Risk construction experience for large lump sum, firm-fixed price project opportunities required.
  • Experience with pricing strategy and negotiation techniques.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in management and client relations skills.
  • Ability to effectively solve complex problems and exercises excellent judgment regarding engaging senior management involvement in significant issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and conduct focused briefings.
  • Demonstrate a high level of competency in strategic thinking, talent development, inspiring and influencing others, collaboration, situational agility, global / industry awareness, and sound judgment.
  • High ambition, energy, and drive for future career growth.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Advanced degree in management or related field is preferred.
  • Professional registration or certification is preferred (PE, PMP, CCM)

***Must be able to be on-site in Radford, VA once the construction phase kicks off.

*** Must have US person status and must be able to pass NCIS background check to gain site accesses.***

When old ways won't open new doors, let's Innovate!

We put great stock in exploration and imagination to stay at the forefront. Here, you can lead your team to go beyond familiar solutions and reach for the possible. The perspectives and skills of our inclusive and diverse staff give depth and vitality to our quest for innovation. We enthusiastically welcome all.

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.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.