Colorado State Manager - Sr. Project Manager

Project Management and Program Management
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Manages day-to-day business operations, staff, projects, and project pursuits for the Civil/Structural (C/S) division for the State of Colorado, in our Denver office. Minimal out-of-state travel is required. Serves as a leader for C/S employees, and, with input from management and senior staff, develops the short and long-term vision, goals, and strategy for the operation that will grow our business while empowering and motivating our staff.



Performs a variety of business development activities within Colorado, with support from an assigned Business Development Manager. Typical responsibilities include important client accounts and larger, more-complex proposal/project activities.



Establishes and maintains client contacts. Strengthens current business ties; coordinates meetings between clients/potential clients and technical or other key individuals. Keeps abreast of overall business trends, particularly the current business climate within Colorado. Follows up in a timely manner on all possible leads.



Develops proposals for services in response to invitations to bid, and provides guidance to proposal team from inception to completion. Is completely familiar with past contract terms and provisions and can adapt them for new work as appropriate. Makes pricing recommendations based on experience and a thorough understanding of the policies and goals of the Company.



Provides direction and management for medium-sized projects, or several small projects, and ensures on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations. Responsible for the scope development, scope management, and financial performance of the project to meet project goals and objectives.



Plans and defines program goals and devises methods to accomplish them; develops in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies. Should be familiar with the integration of engineering/technical aspects, as well as procurement and construction activities. This level of Project Manager typically manages projects up to $100 million in total installed cost.




Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during project execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project. May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.



Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project(s). Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria. 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.



Identifies new project pursuits, gathers intelligence regarding these pursuits, leads Parsons’ pursuit process, and responds to client requests for proposals/qualifications. May act as the project manager for successful pursuits or supervise other employees in a project management role. Disciplines include: roadway, drainage, traffic/transportation, utility, landscape, and structural design; construction management; alternative project delivery; transportation planning.



Establishes marketing and overhead budgets for the state. Provides these budgets to the Region Manager to include in Sector budgets. Monitors budgets weekly and takes necessary actions to stay within budgets.



Provides staffing plans for all Civil/Structural division employees in the state and ensures staff are assigned to projects. Performs performance reviews for direct reports and provides input into the annual salary planning process. Participates in performance improvement plans for employees as required. Identifies employees for recognition and nominates employees for various company programs.



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 locally and across the United States, 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.



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. Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.



Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.





4-year degree in Engineering or related technical/business field and 15-20 years of related work experience is required. Incumbent should have a broad general technical and business background, as well as previous project management experience on similar or related projects. Professional registration as a licensed professional engineer in the State of Colorado (or ability to obtain this license within 3 months of hire) required.


Demonstrated strong, successful relationships within the public works field in Colorado. Examples of clients include, but are not limited to, the Colorado Department of Transportation, City and County of Denver, and other municipalities/agencies statewide.  References required.



Incumbent must meet Parsons’ project management certification requirements. Proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are also required. In addition, must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it is effectively utilized on the project.

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.

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