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Parsons Corporation Sr/Principal Project Manager - Transportation in Memphis, Tennessee

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Job Description:

Parsons is now hiring a highly driven, talented and successful Manager to lead our Transportation practice for the Tennessee region and help grow our business and team. We are looking for a strong leader to join our team; one who inspires loyalty and commitment and understands how to design and deliver leading edge highway and bridge projects. This position will report to the VP of the East Central Area and requires a solid track record of leading engineers/designers and managing transportation projects (traditional and design-build) and familiarity with Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) design procedures and standards. Based in either Memphis or Nashville, this position will play a key role in pursuing and executing projects, talent management, business development and directing and managing large/complex projects.

The successful candidate will be an effective “seller/doer” who balances business development and project management responsibilities and office management for the team. The position will be responsible for the management and oversight of our current roadway, traffic, bridge and construction inspection staff. Travel to Client or project site locations may be needed periodically. We expect this leader to effectively plan, coordinate and mentor engineering resources to execute our projects for Tennessee and other nearby states. Our staff is well versed in both traditional and design-build projects for Tennessee and we have been supporting TDOT for the last 35 years.

If you are passionate about civil design and want to work for a company that fosters collaboration, then you will feel right at home here. We work at being a technical, innovative community that’s open for everyone to participate and make an impact. In our team-based culture, we look for leaders who can inspire their team to work well together, respect differing opinions, listen actively, and express their own ideas. We welcome diversity and look forward to including people of all backgrounds into our stimulating collaborative process for personal and professional growth.


Direct and coach civil and structural engineers, designers, planners executing projects for roadway and bridge design., and ensure designs are in accordance with approved practices and procedures.

Create a challenging professional environment of innovation, opportunity, development and continuous improvement for the team and drive organic growth.

Recruit, mentor, retain and develop top industry talent to enhance the current high-performance culture.

Monitor productivity and technical proficiency of assigned project teams as well as manage scope/schedule and budget of projects as well as office budget.

Assist with proposal development and responding to RFPs. Will work with Business Development Team to win and manage complex and major Transportation projects – traditional design as well as design-build.


15+ years of Civil and/or structural engineering experience in transportation, with proven ability to lead and deliver projects on time and within schedule.

BS in Civil or Structural Engineering, Business or related degree is required.

PE licensure in TN is required and in adjacent states preferred (or a plus).

Proven track record with project and staff management and inter-disciplinary coordination on large bridge and highway projects.

Experience on TDOT projects is required.

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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.

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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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