Bridge Project Manager in Boston, MA at Parsons

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

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    Boston, MA
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Job Description

Project Manager – Bridge & Structures – Boston, Massachusetts  

Ready to put your project management expertise to work on complex, urban projects? Are you great with people and have a track record managing teams that get the job done? Parsons is now hiring an experienced Project Manager/ Supervising Bridge Engineer with a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various bridge and highway structures. Parsons’ Boston office delivers major projects in the State of Massachusetts and surrounding New England area.

In this role you will be responsible for the scope development, scope management and commercial performance of the project to meet project goals and objectives.  The Project Manager will plan and define project goals, and devise methods to accomplish them, develop in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms and corporate policies.                   


  • Project oversight on multiple bridges and structures projects for various state road & highway initiatives.
  • Experience in preparing correspondence, written reports and presentations for clients and in briefing teammates and senior personnel.  
  • Scheduling and coordination of project interactions.
  • Ability to manage inter-disciplinary teams of professionals and supporting labor categories.
  • Ability to integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.
  • Experience and familiarity with Federal and State-funded Bridge projects, with procedural requirements, review requirements, and approval requirements.
  • Discuss key projects in specific detail with clients and department managers. 
  • 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.
  • Incorporates Project Execution Plans, Health and Safety Plans, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plans, 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.
  • 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 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.


  • 4-year degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or related technical/business field
  • 12+ years of related engineering design/management experience on bridge & structures projects
  • Experience in the State of Massachusetts is desirable, (PE) highly desirable.
  • Incumbent should have a broad general technical and business background. 
  • Must have the ability to manage projects, interface with clients and enjoy being hands-on technically in the project.  Our Project Managers still get very involved in the designs on the project. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards
  • Incumbent will be engaged in Parsons' Project Management Certification program. 
  • Proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications


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.


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