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Parsons Corporation Program Controls Manager - Rail and Transit in New York, New York

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for a strong Program Controls Manager in the NY/NJ area with rail and transit experience! This is a great opportunity to work with a World-Class Team on a multi-billion dollar project in NY/NJ.


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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 Controls Manager who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of a mission critical program.

Parsons’ extensive experience in this field, combined with your management and technical experience, will propel your career forward with opportunities for advancement with top performance. We need the Program Controls Manager to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills. In this role, you will develop, manage, and/or execute all phases of the project controls effort (planning/scheduling and cost analysis).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements cost and estimating management standards that are in-line with market best practices and are to be used throughout the program and facilitates compliance by project team members.

  • Demonstrates leadership for all estimating tasks assigned to the contract(s).

  • Provides leadership, guidance, direction, and specialized assistance to project for the resolution of difficult and complex project estimating and cost control problems.

  • Directs all project/program estimate scope requirements and is completely responsible for all project/program estimated probable costs for contracted services.

  • Utilizes knowledge in resources skill sets and durations required to prepare and deliver tasked assignments, and responsible to deliver all estimating products in a timely manner.

  • At the client program portfolio level, this individual is responsible for the strategic and tactical direction with regards to the policies/procedures, work force staffing, budgeting and establishment and maintenance of the technical standards of the Project Controls.

Job Description:

  • The Project Controls Director shall provide the leadership and effective implementation of the following:

  • Project Controls execution support: implement/execute the cost and schedule management program for client project portfolio. Oversee planning efforts at various stages, facilitate development of cost estimates and budgets, and establish reasonable cost and schedule baselines for a portfolio of projects within the client organization.

  • Responsible for providing the tools and systems necessary to effectively and proactively manage, control and report on cost and schedule activities include planning cost and schedule (work breakdown structure) metrics and tools, collecting performance data (e.g. installed quantities, expended labor hours and other progress measurements), tracking data, analyzing and reporting.

  • Change Management / Forecasting: Implement change management practices and appropriately capture associated cost and schedule activities.

  • Reporting: Further the development of dashboards to communicate cost and schedule performance to client on a weekly and monthly basis. Implement a standardized suite of cost and schedule reports that enable portfolio senior management to make data driven decisions.

  • Analysis and Tracking: Perform trend analysis and actively evaluate project cost and schedule performance to identify potential risk areas, validate forecasts, and communicate those quickly to key stakeholders.

  • Risk Assessment: Work with key stakeholders to identify project risks, and lead the cost and schedule contingency management process for portfolio projects.

  • Studies: Lead ad-hoc cost and schedule studies that enable rapid decision-making from portfolio management.

  • Staffing: Participate in the assessment of the required project controls staffing for the portfolio and interview and evaluate new candidates as required. Provide evaluation of existing client staff members and develop a training program to close the gaps in knowledge.

  • Training: Develop and implement a project control training program for the project portfolio management and project control staff.

  • Employer Requirements: Recommend project control requirements to the client to be included in the PMC and Contractor tendering packages.

  • Other work as needed in support of successful project delivery.

  • Manages and directs the client functional Project Controls department heads (Planning Manager and Document Control Manager) and their respective staffs in support of the client portfolio of projects.

  • Provide guidance to the client on the selection and implementation of a PMIS.

  • Coordinates execution of effective Project Risk Management across the project.

Required Qualifications:

  • Require 20+ years direct, relevant experience with cost and scheduling and/or Project Management in an Engineering & Construction environment.

  • Required experience in Program Management.

  • Preferably a degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Project Management.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex project controls issues, manage conflict and provide resolution using a combination of technical skills, leadership, teamwork and people management skills.

  • Proven ability to work in a supervisory capacity.

  • Thorough knowledge of industry best practices.

  • Knowledge of applicable Project Controls software and tools.

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:

$149,900.00 - $310,000.00

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 medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

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

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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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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