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Parsons Corporation Area Director - Civil/Roads and Highways in London, Ontario

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Are you an engineer with project management experience? Do you enjoy leading not only projects, but people? And finally, are you ready to take your career to the next level? If yes, then we should talk! Parsons is now hiring an Area Director Civil/Roads and Highways for The Greater Waterloo and London Regional Area who can lead a team of professionals in the delivery and design of large-scale, complex highway and civil engineering projects.

At Parsons, all employees benefit from our flexible work options program, with time spent working both in-office and remotely; our managerial structure facilitates regular, open and honest communication about the company, projects, and your career path; and we promote a culture of innovation and growth, where, you will have an opportunity to learn, grow, and excel in your career, while making a tangible difference in our local and provincial communities.

Parsons is an industry leader in successfully delivering complex, challenging, and high-profile infrastructure projects across all project delivery models, including integrated delivery (public-private partnership, design-build, construction management at-risk) and traditional delivery. Parsons’ extensive experience, combined with your significant management and technical experience, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement. Based out of our Kitchener or London offices, we need Area Director for our Civil/ Roads and Highways who is versatile, and who possesses exceptional communication, analytical and management skills. In this role you will lead the design of multi-million-dollar transit and infrastructure projects, will take a leadership role in developing and executing our business plan for roads and highways, and will oversee, manage, and build our roadway engineering team and portfolio of clients within the region.

You will also be part of a larger team that strives to live Parsons’ values each day – delivering a better world through our commitment to people, processes, and technology.


  • Act as a Project Manager and/or Team leader in relevant projects, tasks, and other assignments, including preparation of technical reports and documentation of activity for clients and project management and promoting technical excellence and quality assurance of project tasks and deliverables.

  • Lead, grow and develop the roads and infrastructure team based out of our Kitchener or London offices.

  • Manage, coach, motivate and provide leadership for staff to provide high-quality services and innovative solutions to complex roadway and infrastructure design challenges involving multiple stakeholders.

  • Lead and oversee the preparation of technical reports and documentation of activity for clients and project management and promoting technical excellence and quality assurance of project tasks and deliverables.

  • Provide effective and efficient management of relevant day-to-day operations, including scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work to achieve project objectives and outcome measures.

  • Assist in business development activities and undertake leadership roles in proposal preparation including assistance in developing project methodology, work programs, schedules, and budgets.

  • Maintain an awareness of trends, developments and advancements in relevant fields and broader industry to retain technical competency and provide state-of-the-art services and advice to our clients.

  • Acts as the representative with clients and selected subcontractors during project execution.

  • Collaborates with Business Development to market and secure additional work with provincial, regional, and municipal clients.

  • Involved in the response to RFP process, to secure additional work.

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

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

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

  • 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.

  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.

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


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

  • Must be Registered as Professional Engineer in Ontario (P.Eng.).

  • Minimum of 12-15 years of relevant technical experience, including 5 years of successful technical leadership and project management experience within the Greater Kitchener/ Waterloo and London Area.

  • Experience with MTO is an asset.

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in training, mentoring, motivating, leading, and supervising a team of highly qualified professional staff.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Applied knowledge of published standards and guidelines from provincial and municipal governments and associations.

  • Excellent understanding of relevant roads and highway engineering issues and stakeholders’ requirements.

  • Proficient in the application of specialized engineering and assessments software.

  • 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.

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

About Us

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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