Parsons Corporation Electronic Security Systems Program Manager in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Electronic Security Systems Program Manager


Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States

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Electronic Security Systems Program Manager

If you can see the broad view, and what details are needed to reach the goal…

If you can see the forest and not lose sight of the individual trees, so to speak, you have the perspective we are looking for. You apply your thoughtfulness to why something is being done. You understand the reason for your task and make sure the steps you’re taking and or recommending lead to the planned destination. You have a clear approach as to how the specific tasks will lead to reaching the desired accomplishment. You consider all aspects including who, what, why, when and where in order to properly engage the right co-workers, and, of course, you, in the process. Our organization embraces such thinking and doing. Does this culture sound like it is up your alley? If yes, we would like to speak with you.

Williams Electric Company, a Parsons company, is now hiring an experienced Program Manager with a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various government projects.


  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Markets and secures additional work with client. Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project.

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

  • Oversees all operational components including financial accountability, personnel requirements, customer relationships, and coordination with support staffing for electronic security systems projects.

  • 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 labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required.

  • Estimates and/or works with estimator to ensure accurate pricing proposals.

  • 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.

  • Works with procurement to ensure timely and cost-effective product acquisition.

  • Works with the key project individual to devise and execute 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 Program Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

  • 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.

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

Managers see things from a management point of view. And experienced professionals in your division may see things through the lens of their own past experience. But then there are others—like you—who may come to a job with their ability to envision a solution no one else has thought of. Your fresh perspective can shine a light on a whole new way of tackling a challenge. Our organization has found that to be true more times than we can count. That’s why we make it a policy to keep the door—and our minds—wide open to new ideas. Every employee at every level brings something distinctive to the workplace and sees his or her particular day-to-day tasks from their own uniquely personal perspective. That’s why, at our organization, we encourage you to share your thoughts. And it’s one of the main reasons why we’ve achieved the reputation as a wellspring of discovery.


  • 4-year degree in Engineering or related technical/business field is required.

  • 12+ years of related work experience is required.

  • Prior electronic security systems experience is strongly preferred.

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

  • PMP and/or technical certifications preferred.

  • Must be able to travel to support project and customer needs. Current travel would be limited to the U.S., but international travel may be required.

  • Applicants selected for employment will be subject to a federal background investigation and must meet additional eligibility requirements for access to classified information or materials.

  • U.S. citizens ONLY due to government or federal requirement.

Parsons has been a leader, innovator, and change agent for 75 years. Over this period, our industry has undergone continual change and we have been, and continue to be, proactive in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by change. The pace of adaptation of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and big data analytics in our markets offers Parsons exciting opportunities to solve complex challenges for our customers in new and different ways.

Ready to become one of our influencers?

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/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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 applicable laws.