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You take ownership for everything you do

It's a personal issue for you - whatever passes through your hands or across your desk has to be a reflection of your high standards. You accept no compromises against your better judgment - you handle every task, every decision as though you 'own' it. We admire your work ethic and the accountability you bring to your executive position. And we look forward to receiving your application.


Parsons is seeking an experienced leader to drive the environmental, social and governance (ESG) program across the company. In this role, you will define and lead the ESG strategy, work with the ESG investment community, drive ESG communications by promoting relevant projects, ensure compliance to laws and regulations, develop, and oversee ESG policies and procedures as well as partner across the company to drive meaningful business and societal impact. The ESG VP will serve as a strategic partner to the executive leadership team, and serve as the thought leader for ESG branding, initiatives, performance, and execution. This leader will provide strategic guidance, innovative thinking, business management, operational support and structure, as well as leadership of, or engagement in, strategic ESG projects and initiatives, in a fast-paced environment with a rapidly evolving set of expectations from all stakeholder groups.

This position is responsible for directing and overseeing activities related to ESG including development, implementation, and ongoing administration of ESG programs. This role will work collaboratively with internal departments such as Investor Relations, Environmental, Human Resources, Communications, Safety, and Operations to formalize and maintain a highly effective, meaningful ESG program leveraging leading-edge practices and trends.

Our Centreville, VA Headquarters is the ideal location for this position, but for the right candidate a telecommute option is available.


  • Produce a companywide ESG strategy and program that encompasses all ESG elements (e.g., environmental impact, sustainability, corporate governance, community outreach, employee welfare and reward and supply chain management).
  • Be an industry thought leader for ESG both internal and external across key Parsons markets.
  • Decide upon the appropriate ESG framework(s) to build our strategy.

  • Monitor the effectiveness of the ESG management system implementation across the company.
  • Update ESG policies and procedures in line with changes in laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance and advice to the global HR teams on the requirements of identifying and implementing local ESG laws and regulations and monitor the compliance.
  • Ensure compliance with ESG disclosures.

Investor Relations
  • Promote our ESG initiatives in partnership with investor relations to the ESG community

  • Support the management team in driving the education, communication, and implementation of the ESG management system across the company.
  • Plan and execute ESG awareness and outreach events.

Performance Execution
  • Working with the executive leadership team, establish internal and externally reported ESG goals
  • Establish and manage the ESG budget.
  • Establish objectives and milestones to achieve short and long-term goals, embedding our strategy within the functional areas as an integrated part of how we work effectively complete all ESG reporting including the development of the annual social responsibility report, working across key functions to develop content.
  • Leverage enterprise dashboards and reporting to track performance for review during Monthly Management Reviews and assign key subject matter experts and data owners for which the ESG/Social Responsibility leadership relies on for input.
  • Leadership of company-wide measurement, monitoring, reporting, and reduction of environmental impacts
  • Create an ESG risk assessment matrix and mitigation plan.

ESG Rating
  • Manage relationships with key ESG rating firms and lead the process for key ESG surveys
  • Assess how and where Parsons should obtain ESG ratings.

Responsible for solid network collaboration with key business functions to influence the business to drive improving metrics across ESG measures, as well as leading reporting and stakeholder engagement.

Keep abreast of best practices, industry benchmarks, and regulations related to ESG and reporting.

Collaborate, Participate, Create!

Some of our best work is born out of great collaborations between individuals, with other teams, and between colleagues at any level who want to see ideas through. If you're comfortable leading and participating in brainstorming discussions, you'll be a highly successful senior executive here. Our safe, inclusive environment encourages every member of our diverse staff to speak out and share ideas. There are no limits to opportunities for anyone in our welcoming organization. Care to inquire further?

  • 4-year degree in related field and 15+ years of broad and diversified experience.
  • Professional experience as an ESG or social responsibility leader at a publicly traded company, with experience driving global ESG integration and reporting, and initiatives that tie to strategic business objectives.
  • ISS / Glass Lewis knowledge.
  • Financial, risk management, and/or investor engagement experience working with key stakeholders and ESG rating firms.
  • Practical and innovative leader with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and results.
  • Deep knowledge of environmental and ESG practices and trends. Experience with relevant standards and frameworks.
  • Excellent understanding of social, economic, and environmental sustainability impact of business operations.


Creative thinker with a strong interest in executing new strategies to drive increasing value to our customers, partners, suppliers, shareholders, and employees. Exceptional presentation skills with experience working at both executive and board levels. Possess executive presence and interpersonal skills that enable you to build relationships internally and externally. Proven public speaking experience including engagements at conferences.

Bring your creative ingenuity to work with you

Our organization is a haven for innovative and creative people. As a senior executive, we'll welcome your exploration of fresh ways to meet challenges and reach goals, and your ability to envision even more ambitious goals. Our diverse staff is a source for unique perspectives that make the process of innovation all the more stimulating, and the results more attuned to today's inclusive markets. It's no wonder that we're committed to bringing diversity all the way up to the top.

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 may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.