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Program Director Army Ammunitions
Parsons Corporation

Company Description

Parsons is a leading provider of technology-driven solutions focused on the defense, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets.  With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons provides technical design and engineering services and software to address our customers’ challenges. Parsons has differentiated capabilities in cybersecurity, intelligence, defense, military training, connected communities, physical infrastructure and smart mobility solutions.  Parsons’ combination of talented professionals and advanced technology enables a safer, smarter and more interconnected world.  Parsons delivers design/design-build, program & construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide, as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies.  Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environment & infrastructure, defense/security, and resources.

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Job Location:
Entire State, VA
Entire State, TN
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Project Director
Job Type:
Full Time
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Parsons is looking for a Program Director to lead multiple anticipated modernization projects located on Army Ammunition Plants (AAP) that will involve a wide range of life-cycle services ranging from scoping, programming, and design to the CM and construction of small to medium sized projects.  Modernization Projects will be awarded by either a Government Owned Contractor Operated contractor (GOCO) or the Federal Government.  In this role you will get to be responsible for the scope development, scope management and commercial performance of the resulting projects to meet project goals and objectives and ensure on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations. The role will require planning and defining program goals along with methods to accomplish them; design-to budget management; subcontractor management; develop in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies. Typical projects range from $5M to $75 million in total installed cost.

The ideal, initial location for this position is remote from the Mid-Atlantic Region with focus on Holston, TN and Radford, VA.  Relocation to the vicinity of Holston AAP in Kingsport, TN will be required in 1 to 2 year’s time.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead Parsons efforts for Modernization projects at Holston AAP and Radford AAP. 
  • Executes complex industrial, plant, and infrastructure projects that employ innovative Integrated Project Delivery approaches like Design-Build, Progressive Design-Build, or CM-at-Risk. On select opportunities, bid and/or negotiate firm-fixed price, construction jobs for specific clients and markets.
  • Provides Leadership and turnkey responsibility to execute complex design-build projects located on Holston or Radford AAP on behalf of the GOCO, US Army Corps of Engineers, or other. 
  • Manages and tracks all key performance indicators for project success including safety, quality control, schedule and financial performance metrics.
  • Coordinates closely with the modernization project client which may be a GOCO, other federal entity, or the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).   
  • Manages all project phases from scoping, programming, design, and construction of at-risk construction projects ranging from $5-75M.
  • Collaborates and provides leadership to directly manage successful design to budget and schedule for in-house design success using both onsite and remote staff. Design management skills required.
  • Identifies design and construction risks along with project specific mitigation strategies.  Will manage project risk profile within the company’s corporate risk and control framework to govern, assess, mitigate and manage operational and financial risks at the task and project level. 
  • Supports strategic planning and related business development in conjunction with the Business Unit and Market Directorate Leadership.
  • Assesses present and future project needs, trends, and challenges; determine resources required to meet project objectives; direct efforts to acquire and retain necessary resources to meet project performance metrics.

What Required Skills You’ll Bring

  • 15+ years of broad and diversified experience with a strong reputation across North America for life cycle program management.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Engineering or CM preferred)
  • Relevant program and project experience related to similar modernization projects, plant, or industrial facilities
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain long term client relationship
  • Experience with Profit and Loss (P&L) management.
  • Expert knowledge of standard practices within field of expertise, as well as Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs).
  • 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


What Desired Skills You’ll Bring

  • At-Risk construction experience for large lump sum, firm-fixed price project opportunities preferred.
  • Professional Registration preferred (PE or RA)
  • Clearance preferred but not required.  Acceptable NACI background check required.
  • High ambition, energy, and drive for future career growth. 

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!

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.

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!



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