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Parsons Corporation Director - MTO East in Oakville, Ontario

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Are you an engineer with project management experience? Have you spent your career fine-tuning your skills to the needs of the Ministry of Transportation Ontario? And finally, are you ready to take your career to the Director level? If yes, then we should talk! Parsons is now hiring Director - MTO West who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large-scale MTO projects and programs.

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. We need a Director - MTO West who is versatile, and who possesses exceptional communication, analytical and management skills. In this role you will plan, direct, supervise, and control the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project. You will assign responsibility for executing project plans to key stakeholders after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths. You will also manage people, as our leaders not only lead project teams, but provide leadership and mentorship to more junior staff, both day-to-day and by providing input to performance reviews and development plans. And finally, you will 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.


  • Acts as the Company representative with MTO and selected subcontractors during the program execution.

  • Negotiates changes to the scope of work with MTO and key subcontractors.

  • Collaborates with Business Development to market and secure additional work with MTO, and Regions/municipalities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Responsible for the development and distribution of a one- to two-page description of the project to all members of the project team for reference.

  • Provides direction and management for every phase of significant projects or programs to assure on schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 8+ years of experience working with MTO in leadership roles

  • Specific experience with MTO East and NE Region is an asset

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

  • Prior experience must include significant project management assignments.

  • Relocation to the job site may be required.

  • 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.

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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