SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (Salary) in Calgary at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

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Job Description

Ready to be part of a team that provides innovative solutions to water infrastructure challenges? Want to take your engineering skills to the next level to work on challenging projects that will have a positive impact on the community?  Parsons is now hiring Water Resources Engineer to join our Calgary Mobility Solutions Civil group. 

Parsons’ extensive experience in this field, combined with your engineering knowledge, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. Training, development and opportunities to work on marquee projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, enthusiastic, and able to work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment and who have exceptional communication, analytical and organizational skills.

  • Professional designation (or the ability to obtain one) as a professional geologist, engineer, biologist or agrologist in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan is desired.

Join a team of explorers seeking innovation

We always ask, “How can we improve this?” and we’re looking for like-minded managers. This is one business that’s not chained to the status quo. We stay ahead by keeping on top of trends, recognizing market gaps and looking to fill those gaps in ways that give us an advantage. As a manager, your sense of exploration will guide your team to discover new ground. Our diverse, welcoming environment assures that all people are respected for who they are as well as what they contribute.  Join us in our rewarding and profitable journey.

Job Posting

Parsons is hiring an experienced Project Manager with a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various environmental problems. The successful candidate will manage environmental site investigation and remediation projects of varying size and complexity, which would include supervision of junior professional staff and technical staff involved in the field investigations, budget control, client liaison and report preparation and review. In addition, the professional would also mentor and provide technical support to more junior staff, as required. A diverse background in environmental site assessment, remediation, risk assessment, field sampling (soils, groundwater, and surface water) and reclamation would be considered an asset.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Experience in preparing correspondence, written reports and presentations (for regulators / clients and senior personnel).
  • Ability to manage inter-disciplinary teams of professionals and supporting labour categories.
  • Ability to integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.
  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during work 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.
  • 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 of Quality Assurance processes.  Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. 


  • 4-year degree in Environmental, Chemical, Engineering or related technical/business field and 10+ years of experience in the environmental industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and knowledge of industry practices and regulations (including, but not limited to: Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines, Alberta Tier 2 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines and the Saskatchewan Environmental Code). 
  • Must be knowledgeable of current technology and how it can be effectively utilized on projects.
  • Professional designation (or the ability to obtain one) as a professional geologist, engineer, biologist or agrologist in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan is desired.

No more struggle or guesswork.  Our mentorship program will guide your success!

Our organization offers you a guided pathway that could make this managerial position the most valuable move in your career. Your mentor, an experienced colleague, will help you to strengthen areas that could be stronger and develop strategies and tools to master work-related issues. We welcome, respect and include people from diverse backgrounds, and gratefully acknowledge that while we help you to grow, the perspectives and skills you contribute will help us.


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.