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Parsons Corporation Senior Project Manager - District Lead in Richardson, Texas

In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons. Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

You’re a natural-born leader with an entrepreneurial spirit: adaptable, flexible, and enthusiastic

Your energy motivates your team to kick into action to get the most profitable result. We regard your flexible thinking – your ability to adjust and adapt to achieve a result – as the essence of creativity. You’re driven, focused, and a motivating force. You’re an experienced, creative, and compassionate leader.

Join a team of explorers seeking innovation

We always ask, “How can we improve this?” and we’re looking for like-minded managers. This is one business that’s not chained to the status quo. We stay ahead by keeping on top of trends, recognizing market gaps, and looking to fill those gaps in ways that give us an advantage. As a manager, your sense of exploration will guide your team to discover new ground. Our diverse, welcoming environment assures that all people are respected for who they are as well as what they contribute. Join us in our rewarding and profitable journey.

Why Parsons?

The Mobility Solutions Business Unit provides planning, design, program management, and construction management to a wide range of infrastructure clients, mainly in North America. We’re 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.

Our culture encourages different viewpoints and supports new ideas to innovate while increasing efficiency. Parsons offers flexible work arrangements, including remote, hybrid, and 9 day/80 hour (every other Friday off) work arrangements. We also invest significantly in our people by offering an industry-leading retirement plan that includes a 401k match and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). As a company that is over 60% employee-owned, Parsons keeps a sharp focus on investing in our people.

Position Overview

The TxDOT Traditional Delivery Senior Project Manager/District Lead will lead the business development, capture and pursue contract opportunities, and execute the project delivery involving TxDOT traditional delivery projects including Schematic/Environmental and/or PS&E. This role will work closely with our TxDOT client team and would be our district lead for multiple districts including one or more major districts. This is a Seller/Doer role that plays a key part in growing our TxDOT traditional delivery business in Texas.

This job can be based in any of our Texas offices and is eligible for any of our flexible work arrangements.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Prepare, coordinate, and supervise engineering design for assigned projects.

  • Coordinate overall backlog, schedules, budgets, and deadlines.

  • Train and manage resources including staff workloads and career planning.

  • Create a challenging professional environment of innovation, opportunity, development, and continuous improvement for the engineering team focused on staff retention and succession planning.

  • Lead/support (as appropriate) development of TxDOT traditional delivery portfolios in collaboration with the Office Leadership Team.

  • Serve as PM and/or Discipline Lead on pursuits and opportunities with TxDOT and other clients. Support Alternative Technical Concept development for design/build proposals.

  • Strategize and engage in hiring decisions to achieve organic growth. Identify and develop high-potential talent.

  • Participate in strategizing, storyboarding, writing, and reviewing proposals – become an integral part of the team’s success.

  • Participate in business development strategy meetings.

  • Participate in proposal writing, client meetings, and client presentations.

  • Engage and serve in leadership positions within industry organizations, with specific subcommittee involvement at relevant organizations.

  • Seek opportunities to make presentations or write articles. Encourage others in the team to do the same.

  • Maintain current knowledge of project pipeline for key clients.

  • Help to build the practice by networking, attracting early career engineers, and by developing members of the team.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • 4-year degree in Civil Engineering (or related field); Master’s degree in Civil Engineering is preferred.

  • 15 years or more of related work experience, preferably in TxDOT traditional delivery projects (Schematic/Env and/or PS&E).

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration in Texas is strongly preferred.

  • Precertification in a minimum of 4 TxDOT categories is preferred.

  • Experience interfacing with TxDOT is preferred.

  • Solid foundational knowledge of basic software such as MicroStation OpenRoads SS 10, ORD, ProjectWise, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Business Development experience preferred.

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.

With clear, time-tested guidelines, you’ll manage with confidence

If you agree that the time to find out if a procedure or goal is viable is before it is implemented, we’re on the same page. Not only do our proven procedures ensure excellent outcomes for us, they also certainly take the stress, guesswork and wasted time out of your day. In our culture of diversity, everyone is welcomed, included, and valued for who they are as well as for their skills and industry. Join us.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading technology firm driving the future of defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today. With a history of disruption beginning in 1944, we apply our distinct perspective to help our customers confront the issues of tomorrow in every domain—land, sea, air, space, and cyber. Our range of capabilities and our global network of resources lets us layer and integrate solutions to respond to any challenge with unmatched agility. In a time of rapid change, we see infinite sources of inspiration to fuel our creativity and enable the innovation necessary to accomplish our quest of delivering a better world. For more about Parsons, visit us at and follow our quest on Facebook ( , Instagram ( , Twitter ( , and LinkedIn ( .

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:

$121,900.00 - $219,400.00

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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