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Parsons Corporation Area Director - MTO Transportation Group in Toronto, Ontario

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Job Description:

Are you an experienced 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 an Area Director who can lead a team of professionals overseeing every phase of large-scale multidisciplinary MTO projects and programs. The successful candidate will be based in the Greater Toronto Area.

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 technical and management experience, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement. We need an Area Director - MTO 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.


  • Lead, oversee, and manage the Parsons’ MTO Transportation Group.

  • Act as Project Manager for MTO transportation projects, including planning, preliminary and detail design assignment

  • 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.

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Registered as Professional Engineer in Ontario (P.Eng.); PMP an asset

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

  • 8+ years of experience working with MTO in a leadership role

  • Specific experience with MTO Central and West Regions is an asset

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

  • Prior experience must include significant MTO project management assignments, specifically with preliminary design, detail design, MTO class environmental assessments, and alternative financing and procurement/design-build experience

  • 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.

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.

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 health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts 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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