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Parsons Corporation Project Manager/Program Planner - Rail and Transit in Newark, New Jersey

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Project Manager/Program Planner to join our team! In this role, you'll have the privilege of working on the premier Infrastructure project in the Country, as well as receive all of the benefits of working for Parsons! This Program is the most Urgent infrastructure program in the country - a comprehensive set of rail investments that will improve commuter and intercity services, add needed resiliency and, in its later stages, create new capacity between Newark NJ and NYC.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the delivery of non-project related roles including information requests, grant compliance, business reporting, pipeline management, bid leadership, business development, resourcing, commercial strategy & maximizing commercial position, managing contracts, contract extensions, cross-selling, invoicing, debt collection and P&L responsibilities as directed by the Sector Lead/Senior leadership team.

  • Attends key program meetings to enable effective response to agency information requests.

  • Builds broad relationships across the Client organization to enable effective internal stakeholder engagement when responding to information requests.

  • Manages internal teams (multi-disciplinary), including providing leadership, line management and guidance to other leadership roles (Associate Directors).

  • Has a deep knowledge of a particular client/sector/service/technical aspect of their role that sets them apart from others and makes them difficult to replace.

  • Ensures the successful delivery of the program in line with all stakeholders’ expectations communicating strategies to the wider client/consultant/contractor team.

  • Oversees management of the client and consultant team and all external/project stakeholders.

  • Manages, influences & negotiates with key senior external stakeholders.

  • Delivers continuous improvements in processes through application of best practices and lessons learned. Drives transformational change.

  • Actively drives collaboration across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure consistency, accuracy and efficiency in project delivery.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor's Degree Engineering or related technical/business field.

  • 15+ years of related work experience is required.

  • Minimum 10+ years in a similar Program Management role.

  • Writing skills – able to write clearly, formally, and succinctly to respond to information requests.

  • Communication skills – able to tailor communication approach to the task-at-hand.

  • Coordination skills – able to manage multiple streams of work concurrently to meet deadlines.

  • Deep knowledge and expertise in the rail/infrastructure industry.

  • Ability to certify that project plans meet the requirements and guidelines of the FTA.

  • Relevant technical qualification/certification for project portfolio/s.

  • Proven experience of successful execution of program delivery and/or program support on major infrastructure programs.

  • Tertiary qualifications in related (project management and/or construction related discipline), non-related degree or equivalent professional experience/apprenticeship, combined with a demonstrable intermediate level of role knowledge.

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:

$126,600.00 - $253,300.00

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!

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+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!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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