Parsons Corporation National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Operations Program Director in Washington, District Of Columbia
National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Operations Program Director
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
National ScienceFoundation (NSF) Arctic Operations Program Director
Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation—an engineering, construction, technical, and professional services firm—is a leader in diverse markets, focusing on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. We 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.
Parsons will provide logistics, operations, and other support for Arctic research projects and facilities sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) or other agencies. The commodities provided to the NSF will include construction, maintenance, and field camp operation for multiple projects and locations throughout the Arctic. Parsons will provide engineering and design of new facilities, facilitate changes to existing facilities, lease or procure facilities such as labs or berthing space, vehicles, vessels, and air support to meet the requirements of research projects. Field operations may require outreach with local communities on the scope and timing of operations and theNational Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Operations Program Directorwill be responsible to include local people in the planning and conduct of the research support.This permanent full-time position will be US based at a location TBD.
NOTE: Interim employment offered immediately on a consulting basis. Full time employment contingent upon contract award.
Performsas overall manager and administrator for NSF contract effort
Servesas primary interface and point of contact with government programauthorities and representatives on program/project and contractadministrative issues
Supervisesoperations by developing management procedures and controls
Developspositive customer relationships between NSF, stakeholders and Parsons toachieve contract objectives. Interfaces with Parsons leadership on allprogram matters
Developsan informed understanding of project specific logistical support actions,requirements and capabilities
Ensuressuccessful delivery of the NSF contract commodity areas including:
ConductsLogistics Planning for Science Operations
Researches,Organizes and Provides Information to stakeholders
ConductsArctic Logistics Operations including support from Non-arctic locations
PerformsProcurement and Inventory Management
ProvidesAviation and Vessel Charter Services
PerformsMulti-site Facility Management Operations including alternative energy,Information Technology and Communications Support
Implementsan Effective Risk Management Process
ProvidesNSF leadership with cost and feasibility of the logistics required forscientific proposal to accompany NSF merit review of proposals.
Capturesand maintains data on all proposals funded by NSF for work in the Arcticincluding those with or without fieldwork supported by Parsons, projectsthat have no fieldwork, and projects that have fieldwork supported by thegrantee or other third-party logistics providers.
Developsand submits the annual program plan (APP) to NSF describing planned tasksand expected costs.
Developsand maintains the contract management database capturing all proposed andapproved facility, infrastructure, and maintenance upgrade projects
Providesguidance and direction to the Parsons staff
Approvespersonnel actions such as hiring, promotions, transfers, and appropriatedisciplinary action recommended by Site Managers
Responsiblefor the project operating budget
Identifies,studies, and implements cost saving initiatives where applicable
Bachelorin Engineering, PE certification/licensure highly preferred or Earth, GeoSciences or similar degree (Masters and PhD level education highlypreferred).
10+years management and supervisory experience within the last 15 years inthe performance and execution of polar operations or similar (i.e., remoteor austere operating environments); or equivalent military experience
Musthave thorough knowledge of US Government logistics concepts andprocedures.
Mustpossess strong communications, interpersonal, leadership and managerialskills with an extensive background in building and leading diverse teams
Demonstrablystrong PL/financial management skills and familiarity with Governmentcontracting in a cost-plus environment
Mustbe a US citizen
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