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Parsons Corporation Commercial Manager - Edmonton LRT in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description:

We are hiring a Commercial Manager for our Edmonton Valley Line West LRT program, that will partner with our Management team and will be responsible for the operational and financial performance of the Program. We are seeking a candidate with strong leadership skills and demonstrated capabilities in business planning, forecasting, financial reports, and accounting for large, complex Infrastructure projects.

The Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project is a 14-km long line extension of the soon to be in service Valley Line in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. The scope of work generally includes complex staging; new facilities such as stations, OMSF, storage facility, and stops; elevated guideway; new structures; systems and communications installation; trackwork; testing and commissioning; and all other civil works associated with the scope. It is the first LRT extension project using low-floor vehicle technology in Western Canada and will be a landmark LRT endeavour after the 5-year construction term. The unique project challenges, such as cold weather climate and integration with an in-service LRT line, offers team members future career opportunities in the robust transit portfolio of the City of Edmonton and other similar programs across Canada.

Detailed Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads the commercial strategies on project and lead contractual negotiations.

  • Provide risk and commercial advice during the project lifecycle to assess performance.

  • Manage budgets, expenses and pricing and commercial arrangements and With support of the finance team, provide effective reporting and forecasting of the commercial performance of the project. This includes ownership of high-risk areas/transactions within the project. Responsible for consolidating results and metrics from quarterly forecasting and reporting to executive team and the client.

  • Support and manage the development of risk committee submittals and take the lead position on key commercial issues on risk calls.

  • Work with Project and proposals teams to support and critically analyze the pricing documents, qualifications and project execution methodology.

  • Carry out detailed analyses of challenged projects and report on the issues and findings from both a commercial and finance compliance perspective.Conduct lessons learned reviews to identify lessons learned and disseminate as appropriate.

  • Ensure design or construction changes are managed rigorously with a focus on commercial implications of change, manage commercial risk and opportunity and ensure that project activities meet both internal company standards and external regulatory requirements.

  • Supervising staff in Contracts, Finance and Accounting


4-year degree in Accounting, Economics, Business (or equivalent) and 15+ years of related work experience as a Commercial Manager. Public accounting experience and CPA preferred.

Experience Managing commercial performance on an engineering/construction project of $500M program or greater is required.

Position requires candidate to provide proficiency with appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure financial performance of the projects.

Familiarity with internal and external (SEC) financial reporting requirements. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills, a proficiency in PC software packages typically associated with accounting, as well as demonstrated managerial experience.

Strong commercial acumen and business understanding

Ability to manage both internal and customer relationships

Excellent leadership qualities

Advanced negotiation, influencing and stakeholder management abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Advanced computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting packages

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.