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.
Parsons is seeking a Senior Vice President of Construction to lead our dynamic and growing construction business. This role will provide strategic direction, guidance and high-level management for construction activities in North America with future development in other regions. This SVP will also Liaison with the Parsons Executive Leadership Team to further the strategic direction of the company and define and communicate corporate goals and objectives for construction across our market lines.
The successful candidate can be based in any North American location. 50% Travel throughout North America and some international locations will be expected.
Significantly enhance the Design Build capability that Parsons has been widely known for in the past by further developing the construction capability that is able to win and perform work in North America.
Retain and grow the team, estimating capability and construction project control system that allows us to pre-qualify, win and effectively manage projects as sole prime.
Build leverage to better negotiate teaming arrangements with other world-class contractors so that Parsons gets full consideration as managing partner in joint ventures.
Win and execute complex projects that employ innovative Alternative Project Delivery (APD) approaches like Design-Build, Progressive Design-Build, or CM-at-Risk. On select opportunities, bid and/or negotiate hard-money, construction jobs for specific clients and markets.
Maintain a self-perform capability that allows us to effectively challenge excessive subcontractor quotes and/or to buy-out work that improves profitability.
Collaborate and Provide Services across both our Critical Infrastructure and Federal Solutions Market Lines.
Lead business and strategic planning in conjunction with the Market Segment Leadership.
Develop strategies and business plans that create profit opportunities for the Market Segments including mitigating inefficiencies, managing risk, and improving business operations, as well as growing core programs and capturing increased market share.
Lead within the company’s corporate risk and control framework to govern, assess, mitigate and manage operational and financial risks at the task, project, market and group level.
Assess present and future needs, trends, and challenges; determine resources required to meet group objectives; direct efforts to acquire and retain necessary resources.
Lead in the development of marketing strategies and in the preparation and review of major proposals and lump sum bids for EPC projects.
20+ years of broad and diversified experience with a strong reputation across North America for heavy civil and related construction. Minimum of 5 years in a senior leadership capacity.
Experience with P&L management.
Strong background in Design/Build project delivery.
Transportation project experience.
Proven ability to identify, evaluate, and develop pursuit strategies for large lump sum, turnkey EPC project opportunities.
Experience with pricing strategy and negotiation techniques.
Demonstrated ability to assess risk areas and risk mitigation across different contract types and market spaces, with extensive knowledge of risk identification and mitigation strategies within lump sum, turnkey EPC programs.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and conduct focused briefings to all levels of management.
Demonstrate an overall high level of competency in strategic thinking, talent development, inspiring and influencing others, collaboration, situational agility, global / industry awareness and sound judgment.
Name recognition and client relationships in the construction community.
About Parsons Corporation
Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Currently, 13,000 Parsons employees are engaged in 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.