Road & Highway Practice Lead – New England

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Does your entrepreneurial brain come up with multiple paths to enact an idea?

You know there is more than one way to get the job done. In fact, you come alive thinking about the various ways to best get the desired outcome. If you don't see the feasibility in moving in one direction, you change course and power forward. Ultimately, you choose the route that will be most financially advantageous to you and the organization. You understand that the monetization of an idea is a must. We prize this approach to working; our company is successful because of employees like you. If this sounds like an organization that you would like to work with, let's talk!

We are looking for an experienced Engineer/PM to fill the role of Road and Highway Practice Lead for our New England region.  In this role, you will function as a seller/doer on transportation projects.  You will also assist business development by identifying new opportunities for roadway projects, and liaise with clients and teaming partners to pursue the opportunities. On awarded projects, the practice leads are responsible for managing all technical and management activities necessary for successful execution of work.  There will be some travel involved, when supporting other Parsons offices. 

Responsibilities include:

•Develop and grow the road and highway team in New England.  Ensure that the team structure is efficiently planned and adequately and competently staffed.  Coordinate training and growth opportunities for the team. 
•Market and secure new work with client.
•Act as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution.  Negotiate changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. 
•Oversee establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.
•Establish the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitor the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.  Ensure that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.
•Work with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project.  Ensure that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.
•Work 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.  Advise the client and company management of any such changes. 
•Promote technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.

We have been built on a premise of supportive team effort. Not everyone knows everything. We help one another to reach success. We find that when we help and support our teammates the whole team does much better. If you have that in your DNA you'll find a like minded group with us.

  • 15+ years of project/program experience on major road and highway projects
  • Broad general civil engineering background in road/highway projects, as well as previous supervisory or PM experience is required.  
  • Must have the ability and willingness to interface with clients, participate in BD functions and enjoy being hands on technically in the project.
  • Proven leadership and team building skills along with a professional demeanor
  • Knowledge of New England clients and strong professional network in the area is required, to help grow our business.  Strong background with MassDOT is required. 
  • Knowledgeable in project management software
  • Bachelors degree in engineering from an accredited institution
  • P.E. license is required
  • Must be willing to travel to project sites
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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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