Parsons Corporation Sr. Project Manager - Transportation in Walnut Creek, California

Sr. Project Manager - Transportation


San Francisco, California, United States

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Sr. Project Manager - Transportation

Northern California

Parsons is one of the world’s largest transportation planning, engineering, and construction firms. We have an extensive portfolio of diverse transportation projects including rail and transit, road and highway, bridge and tunnel, and aviation infrastructure. Parsons expertise encompasses all phases of transportation engineering operations - from the initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning. Parsons has the people and power to move the world.


Are you an experience Transportation Project Manager in the Bay Area?Does that experience include delivery of engineering, design and construction management of heavy civil infrastructure projects in Norther California?If you’ve delivered in road and highway, transit, or other transportation focused projects, then Parsons would like to meet you!The Sr. Project Manager we seek will be someone with a “seller doer” mentality.Someone who thrives on developing opportunities and delivering big projects.You’ll help grow Parsons’ transportation practice by developing opportunities, delivering world class projects and maintaining strong client relationships.You will of course have support from our business development and operations teams to achieve these objectives.


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 client.Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project.

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.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.

Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project.Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths.Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates.Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required.

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.

The Project Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application ofQuality 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.


  • 15+ years of project management with 5+ years of experience in leading large pursuits and directing staff on transportation project (emphasis should be road highway projects).

  • 4-year degree in Engineering or related field

  • Demonstrated capabilities in client management, project delivery and generating new sales from existing and new clients

  • CA Professional Engineer registration in is required.

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/LGBT.

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