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Parsons Corporation Program Director - Transportation Infrastructure in Pasadena, California

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Job Description:

Program Director – Transportation Infrastructure – Los Angeles, California

Opportunity :

Parsons is seeking a highly experienced Program Director to lead and direct major projects in transportation design bid build, progressive design, design – build and CMGC projects for road & highway, servicing the Southern California region for Caltrans projects, and other primary clients in the region. This role involves extensive interface with LA Metro , Caltrans, and other state DOT offices as well, and a strong demonstrated working relationship history with respective clients is essential in the state of California

The Program Director will also service and work with rail & transit clients in municipalities throughout the area.

  • Our road, bridge, rail and tunnel solutions get our customers over, under, around, or through the toughest challenges. With technical and construction capabilities, as well as financial strength, Parsons delivers the infrastructure that incorporates sustainability and resiliency to serve the needs of communities for years to come. Stretching more than 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) on six continents, our road and highway projects circle the globe. Far from just moving people from place to place, we provide smart corridors to move people into the future. No matter the delivery method, our expertise ranges from complex interchanges to tolling and integrated corridor management.

  • We are actively looking for a Strong Program Director to help manage road/highway design-build, bid-build, progressive designs and CMGC projects for our regional clients , which include delivery of planning, preliminary and final design, development and construction, Traffic analysis/studies, environmental impact assessments, asset management, construction execution or oversight, conceptual modeling, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. If you are looking for that next step in your career to managing a team of subject matter experts, oversee large projects, and want to be in a more client-facing role, this may be the role for your career expansion.


  • Manage interdisciplinary teams of professionals . Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work.

  • Ability to integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.

  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Markets and secures additional work with the client.

  • May participate 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.

  • 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 action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.

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

  • Works with company’s operations, business development, and proposal services teams to develop strategies to win projects, develop statements of qualification and proposals, including fee estimates.


  • Bachelor's degree in Project Management or Civil Engineering related technical/business field

  • Demonstrated experience with project and program management of large- scale design build projects is essential20+ years of related engineering management experience on Road/Highway and related infrastructure programs.

  • The Incumbent should have a broad general technical and business background. Professional registration ( PE) in California is desirable, but not required.Must operate as a "seller/doer" and have the ability to manage projects, interface with clients , identify new work and enjoy being hands-on technically in the project.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

A full-service engineering and construction firm, 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:

$145,500.00 - $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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