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Parsons Corporation Project Manager - Global Nuclear Security Projects in Centreville, Virginia

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Project Manager to join our team! In this role you will get to support Parsons on a major program supporting the U.S. Government.

What You'll Be Doing:

Parsons is seeking to hire a Project Manager (PM) for a U.S. Government contract. The PM will provide overall leadership and guidance for a large, complex international program in a challenging and dynamic environment. Provides direction and management for small to medium-sized international nuclear security projects and ensures on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations. The Project Manager is responsible for the scope development, scope 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. Typical projects range up to $30 million in total installed cost. Projects work with nuclear material security, including efforts to ensure the secure storage and transportation of nuclear warheads, weapons-usable nuclear material, and high-threat radiological material.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing a complex international project in the global nuclear security arena.

  • Plans for, documents, and executes processes for technical program management; requirements management; risk management, performance management, metrics reporting, communications planning and management, and subcontractor management.

  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the project execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors.

  • Establishes relationships with host country stakeholders and participates in meetings and negotiations in support of U.S. Government client.

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

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria. Ensure that quality products are delivered to the client.

  • Responsible for the development and distribution of a Project Management Plan to all members of the project team for reference.

  • Devises and executes actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. Advises the client and company management of any such changes. The Project Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

  • Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective and high-quality work products.

  • Works with other managers, 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.

  • Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project. 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. Field responsibilities may include local procurement, management of host country national employees, and payroll operations, etc., if required.

  • 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.

  • Responsible for holding quarterly management reviews with the client at international locations. The review shall detail the following, Milestones completed, pending, and forecast; Financial report including current and projected cost at completion; Schedule and status of permits, licenses, and certifications; Technical progress, to include identified problems and an evaluation of their effect on schedule performance; Project organization and personnel; Subcontractor roles, responsibilities, and performance; Schedule status, issues and resolutions, risks and mitigation; Areas of government focus

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

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering or related engineering field, chemistry, or related technical/business field and typically 12+ years of related work experience

  • At least 7 years managing international projects for US Government customers.

  • Candidate should have a broad general technical and business background.

  • Professional registration through the Project Management Institute (or equivalent) is preferred.

  • The preferred candidate will have experience conducting and managing training courses.

  • Must be willing to travel internationally.

Skills/ Competencies:

  • Must meet Parsons’ project management certification requirements.

  • Proven ability to perform in a management capacity.

  • International Project and Project Management experience.

  • Experience working on nuclear and/or nuclear security projects.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are also required. In addition, must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on the project.

  • Requires the ability to communicate clearly, conduct presentations to the field team and interface effectively with a diverse group of foreign officials, US government client, engineers, scientists, and subcontractors.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with field personnel in a tactful and effective manner.

  • Computer proficiency with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Visio. Project Planning skills are essential.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to direct and manage team members with day-to-day activities as well as special projects to assure timely completion.

  • Ability to manage distributed teams located in foreign countries.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$113,100.00 - $203,600.00

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 medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

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

This position will be posted for a minimum of 3 days and will continue to be posted for an average of 30 days until a qualified applicant is selected or the position has been cancelled.

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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