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Parsons Corporation Program Manager in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Ready to take your engineering and management experience to the next level to work on complex construction problems that will have a huge impact on the local community? Parsons is now hiring a Program Manager who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large scale projects or programs.

The program is responsible for managing the city's infrastructure projects from planning stages, through engineering and design, and to construction and

handover. There are currently 13 projects in construction totaling USD 330M, and 46 projects at various stages of design, totaling USD 1.2B in construction value. The Program Manager will interact directly with the JCPDI CEO to

establish the strategic direction of the program based on the needs of the city, and will provide high level direction to Parsons' Technical Department Managers.

Current projects include:

Roads, drainage, and utilities, Electrical Substations, underground cables, & duct banks, Sea water cooling and distribution, Industrial waste water treatment plants, Offices, housing, medical clinics, mosques, warehouses, & fire Stations.

Key Highlights

  • Manage Parsons' longest running contract.

  • Deliver a major long-term strategic program.

  • Establish and develop a world-class, culturally diverse organization.

  • Play a key role in delivering a major industrial city and port.

  • Live in an exciting region with access to global destinations.

  • Develop the next generation of Saudi engineers and managers.


  • 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.

  • Collaborates with Business Development to market and secure additional work with client.

  • Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the program.

  • Participates in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.

  • 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.

  • 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 and developing team members.

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

  • Discusses the qualifications required of the key project positions in specific detail with the profit center and department managers

  • Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements

  • 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 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (or related field)

  • 20+ years of related work experience, including supervisory/managerial experience

  • Significant managerial experience of a large group of Engineers, Designers, and technical support personnel

  • Professional Engineer registration with active membership in a professional

  • Engineering society may be required

  • Proven ability for managing a large group of engineering/technical personnel

  • Directing work involving complex technical situations

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required

  • Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.

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.