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Parsons Corporation Operations Director - Northern Mines in Virtual Office, Ontario

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Job Description:

Parsons is a world-class leader in providing in-depth engineering, construction, technical, and management services. Our employees deliver landmark commercial, industrial, environmental, energy, power, and renewable infrastructure projects — and provide innovative solutions to complex environmental, water quality, supply, treatment, watershed, and wastewater challenges. We hire colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on providing solutions in a high-energy environment. Parsons is helping to build a healthier and more sustainable world.


Parsons has been successful in winning environmental and mining projects in Northern Canada and will be aggressively pursuing additional northern projects.


Parsons is looking for an Operations Director to join our team to support abandoned mine opportunities in the North. We are looking for staff who have experience overseeing northern active and abandoned mines remediation or operations and are familiar with maintaining water treatment plants at mines and conveying water through all seasons as well as managing maintenance and inventory operations. The successful candidate will provide expertise and technical assistance to a team managing ongoing operations at unique northern abandoned mines.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for all Care and Maintenance requirements and activities as required to facilitate the delivery of the Faro Mine Remediation Project (FMRP)

  • Responsible to comply with EH&S at the Mine Site as per the Mine Health & Safety Act and Yukon Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

  • Ensures environmental awareness and compliance with federal and territorial regulations and guidelines

  • Oversees Care and Maintenance staff

  • Maintains Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) systems, inspections, and audits

  • Supports the Project Socio-Economic Strategy

  • Quality

  • Reviews and analyze SOPs

  • Leads a team of staff to provide Care and Maintenance Services including Environmental and Geotechnical Management, Health & Safety, Security, Care & Maintenance and subcontractor oversight

  • Lead contact between Parsons and the owner’s operational leadership team with respect to EHS

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the project moving forward.

  • Cultivates Innovation – Creates a new and better ways for the project to be successful.

  • Instils Trust – Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.

  • Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

  • Plans and Aligns – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with project and corporate goals.

  • Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

  • Develops Talent – Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

  • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. At least 10 years’ cumulative demonstrated Project Management work experience related to the construction industry, demonstrating either 10 years in a senior role or progressively more senior roles across the duration of the duration of the resource’s experience;

  2. At least 3 years in the last 10 years prior to the closing date of the solicitation demonstrating the resource’s experience as a team lead / as a supervisor;

  3. At least three (3) projects or three (3) years’ combined experience, in the last 5 years prior to the closing date of the solicitation demonstrating the resource’s experience in effectively managing a large number of subcontractors and coordinating construction work;

  4. At least three (3) projects, or three (3) years’ combined experience in the last 5. 5+ years prior to the closing date of the solicitation demonstrating the resource’s experience in overseeing the development of project budgets, schedules and progress reports.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate Degree in Engineering from a recognized university;

  2. Engineering certification valid in any Canadian province or territory (P.Eng.);

  3. Completion of a diploma or degree in a certified project management program;

  4. Project Management Professional certification or equivalent;

  5. 15 years or more of demonstrated Project Management work experience related to the construction industry;

  6. Demonstrated experience in monitoring and reviewing work package / project delivery components including administration, document control, project control, staff planning, supply chain management, construction and pre-commissioning;

  7. Demonstrated experience in ensuring overall project scope of services is performed in a safe, cost effective and timely manner that meets or exceed client expectations;

  8. Demonstrated experience in managing greenfield or brownfield projects;

  9. Demonstrated experience in managing project-specific change and risk management systems.

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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