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Parsons Corporation Sr. Project Manager - Rail/Transit Systems in Calgary, Alberta

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! Work with our experts to develop world class rail/transit systems for vibrant, more connected communities!

Are you an experienced Technical Project Manager, who’s delivered complex rail and transit Design/Build or P3 projects in Canada? Are you experienced in capture management, pre-bid engineering and execution? We are seeking an experienced Sr. Project Manager, that enjoys operating as a seller/doer to lead a region within our Canada sector, for our Rail/Transit organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for business and win strategy, project quality and compliance for rail and transit projects in the Western region of Canada. Upon award, you will take an active role in project delivery to ensure the program has a successful start-up, then support the design process through the project execution, and construction. We expect you to have extensive experience in all aspects of the technical design and execution process – including pricing, scheduling contracts, procurement, safety and quality. Our team’s vision is to provide leadership for highly complex and technically sophisticated projects of national significance.


Manages and develops key client accounts with the Business Development team;

Ensures that the required governance activities are satisfactorily completed and that the area through its projects are meeting the financial performance objectives;

Leverages technical, communication, relationship and strategic abilities to win and deliver projects as well as support the business strategy of the Systems Division;

Provides project management, project controls, and oversight with the technical director of assigned projects. Provides management and technical direction for all facets of operations, coordinating with the Division Managers and reporting to the Canadian Regional Manager.

Successfully wins and executes projects within the operational and strategic framework, with the support of business development, Regional and Division management.

Leads, motivates, develops, and builds a team Rail/Transit of committed professionals to maximize the business.

Supports new market initiatives by developing strategies and leveraging industry and client relationships. Ensures technical reviews of projects are undertaken to enable the project approach and deliverables to meet contract and quality requirements, maximize features that will reduce construction cost and maximize constructability, and minimize delivery costs.


Degree in Engineering, Business or related technical degree

15+ years of Rail/Transit industry related experience in a client-facing role, with specific experience in Systems Engineering (which could include communications systems, signaling, and train control) or a Civil background in Rail/transit with strong systems knowledge

10 years of project and procurement management experience is preferred.

Experience working as the contractor preferred.

The ability to develop business strategies to support regional goals is required.

Must have proven ability and desire to perform BD related functions to help win work, and experience managing technical projects.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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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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