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Parsons Corporation Area Manager Western Canada - Rail and Transit in Burnaby, British Columbia

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Job Description:

Parsons is now hiring an experienced Area Manager with a broad background in Rail & Transit Infrastructure development, and a desire to implement creative innovative, practical solutions for various projects in the Vancouver region.

In this role, you will be responsible for client management, bid development, scope development, project management, and commercial 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.

Parsons has supported all elements of mass transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail, and light rail transit, and our organizations have worked on every major transit system in North America and many of the most renowned systems overseas! We have been improving infrastructure in the Canadian region since 1964. Work with our experts to develop world-class rail/transit systems for vibrant, more connected communities! This role would be responsible for supporting Western Canada and the candidate's preferred location in Vancouver.


  • Successfully win and manage complex projects within the operational and strategic framework

  • Develop strategic initiatives client management plans and business plans for the area that align with the overall goals of the district and division

  • Manage interdisciplinary teams of professionals.

  • Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.

  • Integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.

  • Mobilize company resources or hire new employees to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work.

  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution.

  • Assess contract risk and negotiate changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors including marketing and securing additional work with the client.

  • Develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project with managers and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure that the projects meet or exceed the goals established in these plans.

  • Devise and execute an action plan to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work and advise all parties of any changes

  • Maintain current and timely change orders.

  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through the application of Quality Assurance processes.

  • Monitor and report 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.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • University Degree is required

  • 15+ years of related engineering management experience on large-scale programs

  • Possess a broad general technical and business background in the rail industry including knowledge of industry standards.

  • Must have the ability to manage projects, interface with clients, and enjoy being hands-on technically in the project.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering related technical/business field

  • Experience with Rail/Transit systems in Canada

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$139,500 - $259,300

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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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/LGBTQ+.

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