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Parsons Corporation Director, Water/Wastewater in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description:

As we expand our Water/Wastewater Sector in Canada, we are looking to augment our senior leadership team. Our Water/Wastewater Business Sector practice builds off our successful existing practice which is a multi-disciplinary profile related to all aspects of water and wastewater treatment. Parsons engages in the upfront design, contract management, and project management of infrastructure ranging from municipal pipelines, pumping stations, and reservoirs through complex treatment plant facilities. We are keen to further grow this practice and these capabilities in Canada.

The Water/Wastewater Sector Director will have a focus in geographies across Canada and will include the pursuit and execution of projects executed via traditional and alternative delivery models (e.g., design-build, progressive design-build, construction manager at risk, etc.). Much like our existing practice, there will be an emphasis on water/wastewater facilities projects (treatment plants, pump stations, etc). Among other responsibilities, this position will be responsible for identifying and hiring key personnel to expand our ability to successfully deliver projects across Canada. To that end, the position offers significant potential for professional growth as we aim to extend and diversify our Water/Wastewater capabilities across Canada.

The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive work experience in the design and delivery of Canadian water/wastewater treatment projects. Additionally, the candidate will have awareness and connection to key municipal owners/clients and their needs. The candidate is a proven leader who has strong interpersonal and client relationship management skills allowing them to build and maintain a strong team to deliver projects coast to coast.

This position will respond to Parsons’ North American Water/Wastewater and PFAS Sector Manager and be client and industry facing, responsible for the identification, pursuit, and execution of new contracts across the Water Business Sector.

We offer the flexibility to develop a work-style balance via home versus office work. Parsons’ extensive experience with municipal water/wastewater, combined with 15+ years of your relevant experience will propel our Water Business through your excellence in the consulting industry. We expect our managers to work in highly flexible, team-orientated environments and bring exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills.


Business Growth and Contract Execution

  • Identifies and leads proposal opportunities including the key inputs to achieve successful submissions.

  • Develops the scope of engineering work, schedules and budgets to meet the requirements of our clients and monitors progress.

  • Negotiates contract scopes, pricing, etc. with clients

  • Leads multi-disciplinary design teams to fulfill contract requirements

  • Assigns and reviews multi-discipline teamwork/tasks to ensure that applicable codes, standards and procedures are followed and ensures high quality is achieved.

  • Continually demonstrates strong project management skills (timeliness, quality, cost and schedule management, company profitability etc.).

  • Obtains, analyzes, and circulates technical and contractual information.

  • Notifies the Water Sector Manager and others as appropriate of project changes.

  • Demonstrated willingness to hone project management skills, including training under Parsons unique project management certification program (PMC). This program would involve the candidate being nominated for training and over a period of 12+ months learning all aspects, including project finance and reporting, such as to develop the candidate as a highly capable project manager.

Client Relationship Management

  • Maintains strong, productive client relationships in support of existing contracts and upcoming opportunities

  • Continually communicates with clients to understand their goals and expectations of the company to both enhance and expedite project work.

  • Prepares project activity reports as needed to meet client/contract requirements

  • Participates regularly in project meetings with the client and the project team, demonstrating technical and project management skills.

Staff Leadership

  • Evaluates staffing requirements, identifies hiring needs, and leads hiring efforts to ensure the successful execution of projects.

  • Monitors productivity and technical proficiency of assigned technical staff and makes reassignments as project needs arise.

  • In the role of project manager/senior design engineer, plans, directs and supervises responsible team members for control of the execution of technical, fiscal and administrative functions of projects, with the goals of client satisfaction and enhanced positioning of the company.

  • Performs and displays responsibilities for other related activities associated with this position, as may be appropriate.


  • 4-year degree in Engineering from an accredited institution along with P.Eng. registration in Canada. A relevant Masters’ degree and other professional affiliations will be deemed a distinct advantage.

  • 15+ years of related work experience preferably in the consulting industry.

  • Prior experience delivering projects via collaborative/alternative delivery models, particularly in a lead designer/project manager role will be deemed a distinct advantage

  • Incumbent should have a solid technical and consulting background as well as current and previous technical, project and client management background in relevant high profile projects.

  • Proven, successful experience in managing multi-disciplinary design teams and client relationships.

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:

$154,800 - $287,700

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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